12 San Jac soccer players sign National Letters of Intent

05.23.2017 | By Andrea Vasquez

HOUSTON – Nearly half of the 2016 San Jacinto College soccer team has signed National Letters of Intent to continue their educational and soccer careers at four-year institutions.

Sophomores Jefry Hernandez (defender) signed with St. Thomas University (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics); Luis Almeida (midfielder) and Ricardo Ramos (forward) signed Wayland Baptist University (NAIA); Jorge Callejas (forward) signed with West Texas A&M University (National Collegiate Athletic Association DII); Hikahurito Meike (forward) signed with Midwestern State University (NCAA DII); Antone Jarvis (forward) signed with University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (NCAA DI); and Brayan Gomez (defender) signed with West Florida University (NCAA DII).

Freshmen Pablo Iles Cruz (defender) and Bruno Pagani (midfielder) signed with Azusa Pacific University (NCAA DII); Paul Tyson (goalkeeper) signed with Georgia State University (NCAA DI); and Rigas Rigopolous (defender) signed with California Polytechnic State University (NCAA DI).

San Jac forward Donald Benamna, who played during the 2015 season, joined the University of Central Arkansas (NCAA DI) in January for their 2017 season.

Vist San Jac Sports for more information on San Jac athletics.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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