Edwards caps career with USC all-region accolade
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Capping her career with another accolade, New Mexico women’s soccer senior Jadyn Edwards was named a third-team all-Pacific Region selection announced by the United Soccer Coaches on Wednesday.
A first-team all-Mountain West Conference selection this fall, Edwards led the Lobos and ranked second in the conference with eight goals scored. She added four assists for a total of 20 points, and she started all 19 matches for UNM in her final collegiate season.
Two of Edwards’ goals in 2022 counted as game-winners, and her 81 shots and 31 shots on target both led the team. Edwards totaled 1,481 minutes played, which was the third most on the team and most by an attacking player. One of the highlights of her senior season was a hat-trick performance in UNM’s 4-2 win over Cal State Bakersfield on Aug. 21. She also added an assist in the match for seven total points. Edwards’ other game-winning goal came in UNM’s 2-0 win at Air Force on Sept. 29.
The Mill Creek, Wash., native’s efforts helped UNM claim a share of the 2022 Mountain West regular-season title, giving the Lobos three consecutive championships dating back to the 2020 season. Overall UNM went 7-3-9 including a record of 5-1-5 in conference matches.
Edwards finished her career as one of the most prominent players in program history, ranking third all-time at UNM with 31 goals scored. Her 94 matches played and 24 career assists were both career records, and she racked up 86 points in her five seasons as a Lobo. Among Edwards’ 31 goals were nine game-winners, two of which came in overtime in the playoffs as she lifted UNM to championship victories in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
This is the third straight season Edwards has earned all-region accolades, after being a USC first-team selection in 2021 and a USC second-team selection in the modified 2020 season.