Winter & Aldred Compete for Great Britain at World University Games
Kazan, Russia – Members of Lynn University’s men’s soccer team have taken their game international after being selected to participate in the 27th World University Summer Games held from July 6-17 in Kazan, Russia. Current student-athlete Jack Winter and recent alumnus James Aldred have been selected to represent their home country of Great Britain.
This Fighting Knights tandem was instrumental in winning the program’s fourth national championship, and 20th overall for Lynn University, in December of 2012. Winter earned All-America recognition after recording eight goals and seven assists for 23 points. He led the Blue & White in assists and was second in goals and points while also garnering All-Sunshine State Conference accolades. Aldred was a key member of a defense which was tied for first in the nation in shutouts with 13, finished second in team goals against average at 0.51 and third in shutout percentage at 57 percent.
Winter is making his second appearance on the Great Britain squad, which claimed the silver medal at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China. Other recent members of the Fighting Knights to play for Great Britain include Scott McCubbin and James Hayers.
The Universiade is an International multi-sport event, organized for university athletes by the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The name is a combination of the words "University" and "olympiad." The first official World Student Games were organized in 1924.
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