PHILADELPHIA – Rowan senior Chad Yates has been named the 2022 PhillySIDA Academic All-Area Men’s Soccer Performer of the Year and heads the 13-member Academic All-Area Team, which is voted on by the sports information offices from 30 institutions in the Philadelphia area.
Yates (Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) was the leader for the Profs, who won their first NJAC Championship since 2003, and made their third straight appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship, advancing to the second round.
He was named to the 2022 United Soccer Coaches All-Region IV First Team as he topped Rowan with a career-high 14 goals this season as well as six assists. The midfielder had at least one point in 14 of 23 matches and tallied seven game-winning goals.
Yates was selected as the 2022 NJAC Pat Baldiserra Midfielder of the Year, becoming the first-ever Prof to earn the award. He is a three-time selection to the NJAC All-Conference Team, but earned first-team honors for the first time this season.
He started all 62 matches that he played in and compiled 22 goals and 14 assists during his three years with the Profs.
A health and physical education major, Yates was recently named to the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District II Men's Soccer Team and is a candidate for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced on December 7.