MINNEAPOLIS – Carleton College junior Jordan Soteros (Scottsdale, Ariz./Pinnacle) was voted to the D3football.com All-West Region Squad. A second-team selection as a return specialist, he is the Knights’ ninth all-region selection since 2006 (SEE CHART AT BOTTOM OF RELEASE).
Soteros finished second in MIAC with a kickoff return average at 23.1 yards, a figure that included a 92-yarder for a TD versus Concordia, the longest scoring play in the MIAC this season. He was also fourth in the MIAC with a 9.1-yard punt return average.
He impacted the game on defense, too, ranking second in the MIAC in passes defended and intercepting four passes, including two that he returned for touchdowns. Soteros forced a pair of fumbles—one off the conference lead—and was tops among MIAC defensive backs with 49 solo tackles, which ranked third overall in the conference. He was fifth among conference defensive backs with 7.0 stops per contest, which ranked 17th among all players.
Despite not playing offense, Soteros’ three touchdowns meant he finished third on the Knights in scoring and paced the team in all-purpose yards at 72.8 per game
Tabbed to the All-MIAC First-Team as a returner and cornerback, he was twice voted as conference player of the week, once for his special teams play (Oct. 10 vs. Concordia) and once for his defensive work (Oct. 17 vs. St. Olaf). Soteros is one of only five athletes to win multiple MIAC weekly football awards this season and one of only two to pull off the defensive-special teams combo.
Carleton Players Named to D3football.com All-Region Team
|2006||--||Matt Frank (So.)||--||Wide Receiver||--||First Team|
|2007||--||Drew Ziller (Jr.)||--||Safety||--||Second Team|
|2008||--||Drew Ziller (Sr.)||--||Safety||--||First Team|
|--||Steve Ramey (Sr.)||--||Tight End||--||Second Team|
|--||Shane Henfling (Sr.)||--||Quarterback||--||Third Team|
|--||Matt Frank (Sr.)||--||Wide Receiver||--||Third Team|
|--||Erik Fabry (Fy.)||--||Punter||--||Third Team|
|2009||--||Brad Eckelmann (Jr.)||--||Offensive Tackle||--||Second Team|
|2011||--||Jordan Soteros (Jr.)||--||Return Specialist||--||Second Team|