Brites Wins All-NJAC Honors Honorable Mention
PITMAN, New Jersey – The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) announced today, Tuesday, November 2, its 2021 All-Conference women’s football teams. Kim Brites (Carteret, New Jersey / Carteret) was the only selection for the University of New Jersey City, with Brites receiving an All-NJAC Honorable Mention. This is the second consecutive season that Brites has been celebrated on the NJAC All-Conference women’s soccer team after being named the first-team selection in the shortened spring 2021 season.
Brites followed his first-team selection last spring with career highs and high team scores in goals (9), points (19), shots (55), shots on goal (29) and matches played (16). In the NJAC, Brites finished the regular season second in shots and penalties, while finishing third in goals and points. The sophomore star was one of four Gothic Knights to play in all 16 games and ended his season with 1,263 field minutes.
Additionally, in the Gothic Knights’ three wins, Brites led the team with seven combined goals, 15 points and two game-winners. Brites played his best game of the season against City College New York after registering a career-high in goals (3), points (6), shots on goal (9) and scored the game winner to give to NJCU his first victory of the year. The second followed that game with a five-point, two-goal performance against Brooklyn College to win back-back games for the team. This earned Brites his first NJAC Player of the Week honor (September 27) of his career.
As one of the team managers, Brites will return next year to a squad that plans to return eight starters from last season. She is currently pursuing her undergraduate studies in exercise management.