In his four years at Dowling, Morten Jensen broke school records and received numerous accolades.
A forward from Tanager, Norway, Jensen began his career at Dowling in 2003. In his first season, Jensen returned to play after being sidelined by an ankle injury and tallied 10 goals and 4 assists. A significant contributor in post-season play, Jensen scored 2 goals and had 1 assist in the NCAA Division II Quarterfinals and Semifinals.
In 2004, Jensen led the Golden Lions to an NCAA Division II Final Four appearance. During the season, Morten broke the school record for overall points (70) as he netted 27 goals and passed off 16 assists. He was named NYCAC Pre-Season Offensive Player of the Year, NYCAC Men’s Soccer Scholar Athlete of the Year, and NYCAC First Team All-Conference. Jensen finished the 2004 season ranked 4th nationally in goals per game (1.13), 5th in points per game (2.92), and 8th in assists per game (0.67). Jensen led Dowling’s offense by netting 9 game winning goals, 3 game tying goals, and distributed seven assists on game winning goals on the season.
Jensen continued to lead Dowling’s front line in 2005 as the Golden Lions made another trip to the NCAA Tournament. They compiled a 14-2-3 reocrd in the 2005 season and Jensen contributed with 11 goals and 8 assists. He was placed on the All-NYCAC First Team, the NSCAA All-Region First Team and earned Academic All-District Honors as well as being named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Second Team.
Morten and the Golden Lions’ 2006 season was one for the history books. The season ended with a 22-0-2 record and Dowling’s first ever National Championship as Jensen scored the lone goal in the National Championship game against Fort Lewis. Jensen led the way throughout the season with an astonishing 24 goals, including 10 game winning tallies and 10 assists earning him 2006 Daktronics and NSCAA First Team All-America Honors. He also earned the prestigious honor of 2006 NSCAA Division II National Player of the Year.