San Clemente Senior Jordan Riggs recently committed to play NCAA lacrosse for the Southwestern University Pirates. Despite missing five games due to injury last year, the speedy midfielder led his team in clears last year with 54 and was second on the team in ground balls with 54. He had 15 goals and 17 assists. Riggs play club lacrosse for FCA and Brady’s Bunch.
Riggs will play for recently named head coach Bill Bowman. Bowman was instrumental in starting the varsity lacrosse program at Southwestern where he coached the immensely successful club team. During his tenure as the head coach of the club team Bowman amassed a record of 93—75 including a perfect 31-0 conference record spanning five seasons that culminated in five Lone Star Alliance Division II Championships. Each year the Pirates were invited to the National Tournament and advanced to the quarterfinals in 2008. SU was ranked in the top 15 nationally since 2005 and closed out their final season of club stats ranked #9 in the nation.
Located in Georgetown, Texas, not far from Austin, Southwestern University was the first institute of higher learning in Texas. The school has a student body of almost 1,400 men and women. Students can choose from 27 majors, and participate in pre-professional & certification programs in medicine, law, education, engineering, theology.