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Freshman Javoni Simms, a member of the University of Hartford men's soccer team, has continued to rack up the postseason accolades, as he was recently recognized by both the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and by College Soccer News.
Simms was tabbed the America East Rookie of the Year last month after tallying a team-best 19 points on nine goals and an assist during his debut season with the Hawks.
Simms was named to the NSCAA Division I All-Northeast Region Third Team, as announced by the organization on Monday morning. Prior to receiving that award, the Kingston, Jamaica, native was also a 2012 Third Team All-Freshman selection by College Soccer News, the only representative from the America East Conference on the 33-member list.
Simms made an instant impact on the pitch for the Hawks in 2012, ranking among the America East's top five in goals, points, and assists. In addition, he proved to be one of the nation's top rookies as his nine goals were the fifth most scored by a freshman in the NCAA's highest rank.
Twice named the America East Rookie of the Week on Sep. 10 and Sep. 17, Simms, who was the first Rookie of the Year for Hartford since Alon Lubezky received the distinction in 2001, was also named to the league's second team and all-rookie team at the conclusion of the regular season.
In addition, Simms scored in five-straight games at one point last season, posting the longest streak by a Hawk in 11 years, and converted on four of Hartford's seven game-winning goals in 2012.