July 20, 2011
Soy nominee for Allstate Good Works team
NORTHBROOK, Ill. - Senior wide receiver Jake Soy has been nominated for his selfless contributions to volunteerism and community service, as the AFCA announced the Allstate Good Works Team nominees for the 2011 season.
In his time at Northwest, Soy has been active in the Maryville community spending time reading to elementary students as well as the elderly. He has also been a member of the Big Brother program since high school and continued to work with elementary students in Maryville.
This spring Soy spent time with the House of Hope Orphanage traveling to Haiti. While in assisting with the organization they helped provide food, shelter, and clothing to children in Haiti as well as helping establish an irrigation system for gardening during the trip. Along with his service projects, Soy has been a speaker at many events including Northwest's Fellowship of Christian Athletes events.
Soy is a senior receiver for the Bearcats and currently holds the MIAA and Northwest record for touchdowns in a career with 40 ranking him 20th all-time in Division II. He is a two-time All-MIAA selection and ranks in the top 10 at Northwest in receptions and receiving yards.
This year marks the program's 20th year honoring college football players at all levels of competition who stand out for their "good works" in the community. Since 1992, selection to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® has become the gold standard for off-the-field character and leadership for college football players. The honor is widely considered the sport's pre-eminent community service award.
From the nominees submitted by sports information directors across the nation on behalf of their schools, a special voting panel consisting of former Good Works Team® members and prominent college football media members will select two 11-player Good Works Teams® - one comprising of players from the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision and another representing players from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III, and the NAIA. The 22 student-athletes named to the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® will be announced in late September.
After a successful first-year partnership with ESPN.com, Allstate and the AFCA will re-launch its customized Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® website featuring profiles and images of the final team members, as well as an opportunity for fans to vote for the 2011 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team® Captain.
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