After winning a third consecutive conference title and appearing in its first-ever national tournament, Jones College ended the unorthodox spring 2020 season with its highest ranking in program history.
The Bobcats, 13-4, closed the year No. 6 ahead of fellow Mississippi rivals Gulf Coast and Pearl River.
Jones won six straight matches in the month of May after dropping a 3-2 decision at Gulf Coast. The Bobcats outscored their opponents 32-5 and rolled through the MACCC/Region 23 Tournament.
Playing its first-ever match in the national tournament against No. 7 Louisburg, the Canes scored the game-winning goal with 46 seconds left to win 2-1.
Jones responded the next day with a thrilling, 2-1 double overtime win over No. 8 Southeastern Iowa. The Blackhawks would go on to win the national championship and end the season ranked No. 1.
The Bobcats outscored their opponents 50-17 on the year with 16 different players scoring a goal.
Jones was rewarded as the MACCC Coaching Staff of the Year and forward Chris Dempsey became the first All-American in program history.
It will be a quick turnaround for the normal fall soccer season, with Jones opening play on August 13 in an exhibition at William Carey.