28 April 2008

Santa Rosa boy wins awards

Santa Rosa export Jovan Rochford, who entered Newberry College of South Carolina, USA, in September 2007 recently received both Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year at the College’s 2007 Awards ceremony. Rochford compiled eight points on four goals during the year and anchored a backline that struggled with injuries all season. Rochford was also named to the 2007 DAKTRONICS All-Appalachian Region Second Team. Jovan is the first son of Santa Rosa Under 14 coach, Timothy Rochford. His younger brother Jean Luc represented Trinidad and Tobago at the 2007 FIFA Under 17 World Cup in South Korea, while John Paul, the youngest of these three brothers, is a member of the club’s Under 10 age group.

Jovan (extreme right in middle row) captains Santa Rosa in Suriname in 2005

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