YORK, PA - Among the thousands of York College student-athletes that have worn the Green and White, senior men's soccer player Jon Ports (Baltimore, Md./McDonogh) stands alone as the school's only three-time first-team All-American. Ports was named a 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team All-American, his third in as many seasons with the Spartans, late last week after another outstanding year.
Ports finished the 2009 campaign with seven goals and nine assists for a team-best 23 points. Ports led the Spartans to their first Capital Athletic Conference Tournament Championship since the 2006 season and into the NCAA Sweet 16.
Despite being the focal point of most opponents' defensive strategies, Ports remained the catalyst for the Spartans offensively. The senior's relentless motor combined with his outstanding skill allowed Ports to be a dangerous threat throughout the pitch.
The two-time CAC Player-of-the-Year leaves the Spartan program after notching 33 scores, including 12 game-winners, while his 35 career assists ties him for first all-time. Ports' 101 career points stands as the third-best total in Spartan men's soccer history. The Spartans made three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament during Ports' time in the Green and White, reaching as far as the Elite Eight in 2007.
Ports started in each of York's 68 contests over the previous three campaigns, as he helped lead the Green and White to a remarkable 56-4-8 record, including 21-1-2 in CAC play, during that span.