Bowie a preseason All-American

Mens Soccer photoBrandon Ramon
Contributing Writer

The VCU men’s soccer team continues to garner national attention, with the latest recognition being for senior midfielder Romena Bowie.

College Soccer News has named the Jamaica native to its NCAA Preseason All-American third-team list. At 6-foot-1 and 165 pounds, Bowie has the ideal frame for a big-time player at his position.

“Bowie is a dynamic all-around performer who has been a starter and impact player since arriving on campus,” wrote in its team breakdown of the Rams. ranked Bowie as the 54th player in its top- 100 men’s national college ranking. Bowie is no newcomer to success on the field. He was named to the 2012 All-Atlantic-10 first team and he started an impressive 52 of 57 games for VCU since coming to the program in 2010 as a freshman.

He was also named a member of the CAA All-Rookie Team, the conference VCU was a member of prior to his junior season.

Bowie looks to continue building on recent team success. The Rams have had three winning seasons in a row, and a winning record this upcoming season would mean Bowie would not have suffered a losing season in his entire college career.

Coming off of its first back-to-back double-digit win seasons since 2004, the men’s soccer team begins the year ranked 24th nationally and the bar is set high.

VCU faces one of the toughest schedules in the nation, with eight of their 19 scheduled opponents this season ranked in the top-25 preseason polls. Bowie and the Rams begin the season on Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m., when they face UAB at Sports Backers Stadium.

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