Freshman forward Taiwo Idowu of the Kennedy-King College men’s soccer team (1-12-0), was voted to the National Junior College Athletic Association All-Region IV Team after a vote by region coaches on Oct. 14th.
In 12 regular-season games, Idowu, who also saw time as a midfielder, led the Statesmen with nine goals and 21 points and tied for team-high honors with three assists. He accounted for 53 percent of the team’s 17 goals and 43 percent of its 49 points.
Idowu, a Sullivan High School graduate, contributed to Kennedy-King College’s point production in eight outings, including the Carl Sandburg College game Sept. 13th when he scored twice and provided an assist. He also had two goals against Kishwaukee College on Oct. 12th.
“This is a well-deserved honor for Taiwo,” said Kennedy-King head coach Wes Dapkus. “Taiwo is a difference-maker and game-changer. He has a nose for the ball and is in the right spot at the right time. Taiwo is very talented, but he’s also the hardest working player – both offensively and defensively – on the field.”
Along with his success on the field, Idowu is also committed to his academics at Kennedy-King College, pursuing an associate degree in nursing.