1983 Hermann Trophy Winner
College: Duke University
Hometown: Lynn, Massachusetts
From 1980-83, Jeffries helped lead the Blue Devils to the NCAA title game in 1982, four NCAA Tournament appearances, and an impressive 71-11-7 record overall. Initially used as a forward by distinguished Duke coach John Rennie, Jeffries was later moved to sweeper. Known as smart player and a great leader, Jeffries earned All-ACC honors for his defensive prowess in 1982 and 1983.
Jeffries was awarded the Hermann Trophy in 1983 after leading Duke to a record of 18-2-2 and a No. 1 ranking throughout the season. He is one of six Blue Devils in the history of the program to win the award (others include: Joe Ulrich, Tom Kain, John Kerr, Ali Curtis & Andrew Wenger). Jeffries earned All-America honors in 1983 as well as an Academic All-America selection. He was also named to the All-South Region first team as a senior and was a two-time All-ACC selection.
After graduating from Duke, Jeffries was the chosen in the 1983 MISL draft by the Minnesota Strikers. He played four years for the Strikers and one season for the Dallas Sidekicks before a knee injury cut his playing career short.