GORHAM, Maine – Sophomore Jonata Mbongo (Portland, Maine/Deering) of the University of Southern Maine Huskies men's soccer team was recognized for his outstanding play during the 2018 season earning first team All-Little East Conference honors after a vote by the nine league coaches.
In his first with the Huskies, Mbongo made an immediate impact earning a starting role as part of Southern Maine's back line. An exceptionally skilled and crafty player, Mbongo established himself as a leader for the Huskies defensively, while taking advantage of offensive opportunities. Playing and starting in each of Southern Maine's 18 games, Mbongo had two goals and two assists two his credit for six points. Named the conference's Defensive Player of the Week once during the season, Mbongo's six points were both highlight-reel worthy. In Southern Maine 1-1 double overtime draw with Coast Guard, Mbongo delivered a perfectly placed cross to the head of teammate sophomore Benjamin Musese (Lewiston, Maine) with 42 seconds remaining in regulation en route to earning Husky Soccer Classic All-Tournament honors. READ MORE