By Steven M. Glassman
Director of Sports Information
October 15, 2018
JENKINTOWN, PA—Manor College Blue Jays (7-5-1 Overall, 0-4 Region XIX Division III) freshman midfielder Kelvin Siem (Upper Darby, PA/Absegami [NJ]) (First Team) and freshman defenseman Justin Dillon (Philadelphia, PA/Franklin Towne Charter) (Second Team) were voted to the 2018 NJCAA Region XIX Division I All-Region Team.
Siem (pictured on the left) was the first Manor Men's Soccer player to be voted to the First Team. He was the first Blue Jay voted to the First Team since Mark Colville in 2012 (Forward) and 2013 (Midfielder) when Manor was in Division III.
Siem scored two first-half goals (on two first-half shots on goal) as the Blue Jays defeated the Harrisburg Area Community College Hawks, 8-0, on Saturday, October 13. It was his team-leading third multi-goal match of 2018 and fifth multi-point effort of the season (which he shares the team lead).
Siem has started and played in all of the Blue Jays' 13 matches. He leads Manor in goals (nine), points (20), shots on goal (29), shot percentage (0.237), and shot on goal percentage (0.737). Siem shared the team lead in overall shots (38). He also paces the team in multi-goal (three) and shares in multi-point matches (five). Siem has taken one shot (or more) in 12 of 13 matches this season).
Dillon (pictured on the right) has started and played in 11 games. He scored his only goal at Lackawanna on September 22. Dillon leads Manor defenseman in shots on goal (four) and overall shots (six).
This was first time since 2016 when multiple Blue Jays were voted to the All-Region Team when defenseman Kyle Goldbloom and midfielders Kevin Rodriguez and Cole Speiser were voted to the second team.
Manor clinched its first Region XIX postseason tournament berth as a Division I team this season and its first since 2013 (when they were in Division III) when they shut out Harrisburg Area Community College, 8-0, on October 13 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Postseason Tournament opponent, date, time, and location are to be announced.