9 Jack Watson
9 Jack Watson
Height: 6-2
Weight: 185
Year: R-Sr.
Hometown: Dublin, Ireland
Position: F
g 7
a 2
pts 16
gw 2

Sixth-year (2018): Appeared in 12 matches, making four starts…led the team with seven goals and 16 points and added two assists and three game-winning goals…tied for ninth in the Sunshine State Conference in goals and tied for sixth in points per game (1.33)…logged two multi-goal games…missed the first six games of the season due to injury and returned on Sept. 26 with an assist in a 5-0 victory at Rollins…scored the game-winner in a 1-0 upset over No. 2 Palm Beach Atlantic (10/3), his first goal and GWG of the year…followed with the game-winner of a 2-1 road win against Saint Leo (10/6)…had a hand in all three goals of a 3-2 win at Tampa (10/13), scoring twice, including the winner, and adding an assist…tallied the first and last goals of a 3-1 win over Florida Southern (10/29) in the Sunshine State Conference Championship opening round…earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

R-Senior (2017): Started four matches before a season-ending injury…recorded three goals and two assists for eight points, along with two-game-winning goals…scored the first goal of the season for the Fighting Knights in a 5-0 victory against Auburn-Montgomery (9/1)…found the back of the net in a 3-0 win at Christian Brothers (9/8)…in his final game of the season, tallied an assist and the game-winning goal in a 3-0 victory against West Alabama (9/10)...earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better.

R-Junior (2016): Started all 18 matches…named a NSCAA First Team All-American and D2CCA Second Team All-American…honored as the D2CCA South Region Player of the Year as well as a consensus First Team All-South Region selection by the NSCAA and D2CCA…selected as the Sunshine State Conference Player of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year in addition to All-SSC First Team recognition…logged 19 goals and six assists for 44 points along with 10 game-winning goals…led the league and the nation in game winning goals while ranking sixth in the nation in points per game, seventh in goals per game, tied for eighth in goals, 10th in total points…became the first men’s soccer player in conference history to collect five SSC Player of the Week accolades in a single season…recorded four multi-goal games, including two hat tricks…logged at least one point in 15 of 18 games…opened the season by scoring a goal in five consecutive matches…began his Fighting Knights career with three goals and an assist in a 9-1 season-opening victory against Auburn-Montgomery (9/1)…scored another goal at Lee (9/3) to earn his first SSC POW award as well as the NSCAA National Player of the Week…scored consecutive game-winning goals in a 2-0 win over Spring Hill (9/9) and a 2-1 victory against top-ranked and defending national champions Pfeiffer (9/11), claiming SSC POW recognition…earned his third SSC POW award when he logged an assist and the overtime game-winner at No. 9 Saint Leo (9/17)…had a foot in all three goals against No. 24 Florida Tech (10/1), scoring twice and assisting on another in a 3-0 victory…netted his second hat trick of the year, and first game-winning assist, in a 5-3 win at Rollins (10/19)…scored five goals in two games against Rollins and Embry-Riddle (10/22) to win his fourth SSC POW…set a program-record with his fifth POW accolade after turned in game-winning assists in a 5-3 win at Rollins (10/19) and a 2-1 victory over Eckerd (11/4) in the quarterfinals of the SSC Championship…scored the opening PK of the SSC Championship match against Tampa (11/6) to help Lynn capture the SSC Championship...earned SSC Commissioner Honor Roll recognition for earning a 3.2 grade point average or better. 

Junior (2015): Did not appear in any matches due to injury.

Sophomore (2014): Started all 22 matches for Mercyhurst University…named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year, All-PSAC First Team, and was the East Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year...earned First Team All-Region and First Team All-American honors from Daktronics...also earned First Team All-Region and Second Team All-American from NSCAA...one of six Lakers to start all 22 matches...led team with 22 goals, 53 points, 110 shots, 54 shots on goal, and nine game-winning goals...finished fifth in the country with 22 goals, tied for third in the country in total points with 53, and was fifth in the country in points per game (2.41) also had nine assists...led the PSAC in all three categories...had at least four points in a game six times...had a season-high four goals and eight points against District of Columbia on September 25...had a pair of six-point matches: against Pitt-Johnstown (10/14 - 2g 2a) and Slippery Rock (10/25 - 2g 2a).

Freshman (2013): Played in 20 matches, starting 17 for Mercyhurst… finished third on the team in points with 23 on eight goals and seven assists… finished second overall on the team in assists, third in goals, and second in shots (92)… tallied first collegiate point against West Chester on September 13 … scored first collegiate goal on September 14 against East Stroudsburg… had a season-high five points against Seton Hill… scored game-winners against Slippery Rock (10/19) and Gannon (11/02)… scored a goal and assist against West Chester in the PSAC semifinals… scored a goal in PSAC Championship against Slippery Rock… contributed a goal in 3-1 win over Millersville in third round of NCAA playoffs … attempted 31 shots on net for .337 shots on goal percentage… was 1-1 in penalty kicks… averaged 4.6 shots per game and 1.15 points per game… led the conference in total shots, finished tenth in points, sixth in assists, and seventh in assists per game.

High School: Attended Portmarnock Community School in Ireland where he played soccer...was team captain for three seasons and was the team's top goal scorer all four years...was named the Player of the Year in each of his last two seasons...also played for Home Farm U16/U17 team...was the top goal scorer both years...attended the Irish School trials in 2009 and 2010 and played for Bohemians Football Club in 2011 and 2012.

Personal: Born July 7, 1993…son of Colette Watson…has three siblings; Asiling, Claire and Christopher…enjoys playing golf and a good game of chess.

Recent Games
Oct 17 #15 Florida Tech W, 2-1
Oct 23 at #18 Nova Southeastern T, 0-0
Oct 29 Florida Southern W, 3-1
Nov 1 at #17 Barry L, 2-0
Nov 10 at #2 Palm Beach Atlantic T, 1-1
Nov 16 vs. #20 Barry T, 0-0
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 12 8
Games started 4 2
Goals 7 4
Assists 2 2
Points 16 10
Shots 33 22
Shot Pct .212 .182
Penalty kicks 1-1 1-1
Game-winning goals 2 2
Date Opponent Score gs g a pts sh pct pk gw
Aug 31 Christian Brothers W, 7-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 2 North Georgia   - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 at Alabama-Huntsville W, 2-1 - - - - - - - -
Sep 9 vs. #19 West Alabama L, 2-1 - - - - - - - -
Sep 15 Florida Southern L, 2-1 - - - - - - - -
Sep 17 at Florida Memorial W, 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 22 Embry-Riddle W, 1-0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 26 at Rollins W, 5-0 - 0 1 1 1 .000 0-0 0
Sep 29 Eckerd W, 1-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 3 at #2 Palm Beach Atlantic W, 1-0 - 1 0 2 4 .250 0-0 0
Oct 6 at Saint Leo W, 2-1 - 1 0 2 6 .167 1-1 1
Oct 10 #22 Barry L, 2-0 - 0 0 0 0 - 0-0 0
Oct 13 at Tampa W, 3-2 - 2 1 5 6 .333 0-0 1
Oct 17 #15 Florida Tech W, 2-1 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Oct 23 at #18 Nova Southeastern T, 0-0 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
Oct 29 Florida Southern W, 3-1 1 2 0 4 4 .500 0-0 0
Nov 1 at #17 Barry L, 2-0 1 0 0 0 3 .000 0-0 0
Nov 10 at #2 Palm Beach Atlantic T, 1-1 - 1 0 2 3 .333 0-0 0
Nov 16 vs. #20 Barry T, 0-0 - 0 0 0 1 .000 0-0 0
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
2016-17 18 18 1.06 .33 2.44 3.94 .268 2.00 .507
2017-18 4 4 .75 .50 2.00 3.50 .214 1.25 .357
2018-19 12 4 .58 .17 1.33 2.75 .212 1.17 .424
Total 34 26 .85 .29 2.00 3.47 .246 1.62 .466
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
2016-17 18 18 19 6 44 71 .268 36 .507 2 0 1-1 10
2017-18 4 4 3 2 8 14 .214 5 .357 0 0 0-0 2
2018-19 12 4 7 2 16 33 .212 14 .424 3 0 1-1 2
Total 34 26 29 10 68 118 .246 55 .466 5 0 2-2 14
  gp gs gpg a/g pts/g sh/g sh% sog/g sog%
Total 12 4 .58 .17 1.33 2.75 .212 1.17 .424
Conference 8 2 .50 .25 1.25 2.75 .182 1.00 .364
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
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Home 4 2 .50 .00 1.00 2.00 .250 .50 .250
Away 7 2 .71 .29 1.71 3.43 .208 1.57 .458
Neutral 1 - .00 .00 .00 1.00 .000 1.00 1.000
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Wins 7 2 .86 .29 2.00 3.57 .240 1.29 .360
Losses 2 1 .00 .00 .00 1.50 .000 .50 .333
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September 2 - .00 .50 .50 1.00 .000 .00 .000
October 7 3 .86 .14 1.86 3.43 .250 1.43 .417
November 3 1 .33 .00 .67 2.33 .143 1.33 .571
  gp gs g a pts sh sh% sog sog% yc rc pk gw
Total 12 4 7 2 16 33 .212 14 .424 3 0 1-1 2
Conference 8 2 4 2 10 22 .182 8 .364 2 0 1-1 2
Exhibition - - - - 0 - - - - - - 0-0 -
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Home 4 2 2 0 4 8 .250 2 .250 1 0 0-0 0
Away 7 2 5 2 12 24 .208 11 .458 1 0 1-1 2
Neutral 1 - 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1.000 1 0 0-0 0
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Wins 7 2 6 2 14 25 .240 9 .360 1 0 1-1 2
Losses 2 1 0 0 0 3 .000 1 .333 0 0 0-0 0
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September 2 - 0 1 1 2 .000 0 .000 0 0 0-0 0
October 7 3 6 1 13 24 .250 10 .417 2 0 1-1 2
November 3 1 1 0 2 7 .143 4 .571 1 0 0-0 0