2009 Men's Soccer Roster

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18 CJ Sapong

  • Year
  • Position
  • Ht./Wt.
    6-1 / 185
  • Hometown
    Manassas, Va.
  • High School
    Forest Park


2012 (U.S. National Team):

  • U.S. National Team, 2 game appearances, January Training Camp

2011 (Sporting Kansas City):

  • Major League Soccer Rookie of the Year (led all rookies in points with five goals and five assists and was the only Sporting player to appear in all 34 regular-season matches).
  • Major League Soccer's Top 24 Under 24 (#15)
  • Selected by Sporting Kansas City in the first round of the 2011 Major League Soccer Superdraft (1/13/11); 10th overall pick and the highest draft selection ever by a JMU soccer player

At JMU:  

  • Four-year starter
  • CAA preseason Player of the Year
  • College Soccer News national Player of the Week, Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Player of the Week and CAA Player of the Week Oct. 31 (2 goals in 2-0 win at Old Dominion, 1 goal in 2-0 win over Drexel)
  • CAA Player of the Week Sept. 12 (2 goals, 2 assists in 5-0 win over St. Bonaventure; first career hat trick in 3-0 win over Longwood)
  • Preseason All-CAA
  • Team tri-captain
  • JMU Athlete of the Year
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association All-America
  • JMU Team's Most Valuable Offensive Player

Final standing on JMU career lists: 

  • Fourth, game-winning goals (12)
  • Fifth, points (95)
  • Seventh, goals (37)
  • 12th, assists (21)

Final NCAA stats ranking: 

  • Fourth, points average (1.83)
  • Ninth, total points (33)
  • Tied 11th, assist average (0.5)
  • Tied 12th, total goals (12)
  • Tied 15th, goals average (0.67)
  • Tied 19th, total assists (9)

Final CAA stats ranking: 

  • First, total points (33)
  • First, points average (1.83)
  • First, total assists (9)
  • First, assist average (0.5)
  • Tied first, total goals (12)
  • Second, goals average (0.67)

On JMU season lists:

  • Second-highest season points total in JMU history (33)
  • Fourth-highest season goals total in JMU history (12)
  • Fifth-highest season assist total in JMU history (9)
  • Third-highest season game-winning goals total in JMU history (4)


  • Among 54 NCAA Division I players invited to Major League Soccer Combine (Jan. 7-11 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
  • College Soccer News All-America Second Team
  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Atlantic Region First Team
  • Nominee for Soccer News Net Player of the Year (Click here by Dec. 23 to vote for Sapong)
  • Among 39 players on Hermann Trophy Watch List for national Player of the Year
  • TopDrawerSoccer.com's 2010 Team of the Season (First Team)
  • Conference (CAA) Player of the Year
  • All-CAA First Team (first player in school history to win conference first-team honors four times)
  • Led team in goals, assists, points and game-winning goals


  • National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South-Atlantic Region First Team
  • ECAC All-Star First Team
  • All-CAA First Team
  • All-State (VaSID) Second Team
  • Preseason All-CAA Team
  • Led the CAA in points average (1.75) and goals average (0.62) and was second in assist average (0.5)
  • In NCAA national statistics, ranked seventh in points average, 16th in goals average and 17th in assist average
  • Team leader in goals, assists and points
  • JMU team's offensive MVP


  • All-CAA First Team
  • Second on team in goals and tied second in points
  • Preseason All-CAA team
  • JMU team's offensive MVP


  • NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region Third Team, and only freshman in region named to team
  • College Soccer News All-Freshman Second Team
  • CAA Rookie of the Year, All-CAA First Team and CAA All-Rookie Team
  • Virginia (VaSID) Rookie of the Year and All-State First Team
  • 37th in NCAA in goals average and 70th in points average
  • Led team in goals, game-winning goals and points
  • Tied first in CAA in goals, second in goals average, fourth in points and sixth in points average
  • CAA Rookie of the Week Nov. 4 (both JMU goals, include game-winner in overtime, at Towson; tying goal in double-overtime victory at Georgia State)
  • CAA Rookie of the Week Oct. 21 (game-winner in overtime vs. Hofstra, tying goal and assist on game-winner vs. Northeastern)
  • Team's offensive MVP and Rookie of the Year

High school and club:

  • State group AAA, Northwest Region and Cardinal District Player of the Year as a senior
  • All-Area First Team and All-Examiner First Team as a senior
  • Four-time All-District
  • Two-time All-Region
  • Washington Post All-Metro as a junior and senior
  • All-Extra First Team as a senior
  • Virginia H.S. Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game 2007
  • The Bruins were district champions 2005 and 2007
  • His Magnum club team was VYSA state champions 2002, 2005 and 2006


  • Charles Sapong
  • Sports management major with a minor in business


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