HARRISONBURG, Va., April 29, 2011 -- JMU men's soccer player CJ Sapong (Manassas, Va./Forest Park) is among 247 collegiate and high school athletes to receive All-American Strength and Conditioning recognition.
The award was presented by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Sapong, whose JMU strength coach is Lee Rowland, was named the 2010 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year. The senior forward, the first JMU men's soccer player to win All-CAA First Team honors four times, led the CAA and ranked among the leading NCAA Division I players in scoring with 33 points. He shared the CAA lead in goals (12) and game-winning goals (4) and also topped the conference with nine assists.
Sapong finished his JMU career ranked fifth all-time in points (95), seventh in goals (37) and fourth in game-winning goals (12).
He was chosen 10th overall in the first round of the 2011 Major League Soccer Superdraft by Sporting Kansas City, and that is the highest draft selection ever by a Dukes' soccer player.