Soccer alum to be inducted in NJCAA Soccer Hall of Fame Eddie Campbell is second San Jac men’s soccer player to enter the Hall
11.05.2015 | By Andrea Vasquez
San Jacinto College men’s soccer alumnus Eddie Campbell will be inducted into the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Soccer Hall of Fame.
Campbell was a standout attacker in 2008 and 2009 for San Jacinto College. As a freshman, he led San Jacinto College to the NJCAA National Championship game against Yavapai College where he was named to the NJCAA all-tournament team. That same season, Campbell garnered all-region honors from the NJCAA and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) with five goals and five assists. In 2009, he was named the NSCAA National Junior College Player of the Year.
Following his sophomore season at San Jacinto College, Campbell continued his academic and athletic career at Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky. In 2011, he helped Lindsey Wilson College earn its ninth title at the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) National Championship, once again, being named to the all-tournament team, recording 24 goals and 40 assists in 45 appearances.
Outside his collegiate accolades, Campbell has a silver medal from the 2006 Pan American Games as a member of the U-20 Brazilian national team. He also joined the professional ranks as a member of the Premier Development League’s (PDL) Austin Aztex, playing a major role in helping them claim the 2013 PDL title.
Campbell will be honored as part of the 2015 class of the NJCAA Hall of Fame at the NJCAA Division One Soccer Banquet in Martinsville, Virginia and the NJCAA Division Three Soccer Banquet at Herkimer, New York later this month. For a complete list of 2015 NJCAA Hall of Fame inductees, visit the NJCAA website.
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.