Coach Erwin on Howard... "Jake is a fantastic young man who filled a variety of roles for us last year as a freshman. We are trying to get him into his position but he is such a good player and is so versatile that we can use him in a variety of spots and he performs well every time."
2006... Played in 17 matches with 10 starts...Registered two goals and an assist for five points...Second on the team in shots with 24...Scored the game-deciding tally against North Florida...Assisted on Phillippe Aubry's goal in the shutout of Stetson...scored the opening tally against Marshall...Also recorded a season-high five shots in that game.
2005... Saw action in all 16 matches with 14 starts...Posted two goals and one assist for five points...Recorded his first collegiate point with an assist on Jon Imran's game-tying goal against Marshall...Scored a goal against Kentucky...Also tallied the game-winning goal in the shutout of East Carolina.
Prior to UCF... A four-year letterwinner for George Jenkins High School in Lakeland...Recorded 72 goals and 61 assists during his career...Named first-team all-county in his final three seasons...Tabbed as the Polk County Player of the Year after scoring 20 goals and 12 assists as a junior...Earned all-state recognition in his final two seasons...Team was the state 5A runner-up...Played for the Brandon Flames 87 team that won the Disney Showcase and Raleigh Showcase and was runner-up for the State Cup...Also played football.
Personal... Born Jake Preston Howard in Tampa...Son of Bert and Monique Howard...Major is undeclared.