Barbosa, Ihenacho pick up regional soccer honors

12.11.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

Three members of the San Jacinto College men’s soccer team have been designated regional and team award winners.

Sophomore defender Ian Barbosa (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil / Colegio Icaro RJ) and freshman defender Prince Ihenacho (Houston / Alief Elsik HS) have been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All Region XIV team. Barbosa finished the season with two goals and one assist for five points and was also named this year’s team MVP. Last year, he also participated in the United Soccer League’s (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) Southern Conference and national championships as a defender for the Laredo Heat.

Freshman defender Roberto Diaz Fernandez (Madrid, Spain / Maria Inmaculada) was named the team’s Newcomer of the Year, ending the season with two goals and one assist for five points. Both Ihenacho and Fernandez are part of a large returning class for the 2015 season.

For more information on the San Jacinto College men’s soccer program, visit


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, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150, visit, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.