Soccer to host tryouts Jan. 27

01.25.2017 | By Amanda Fenwick

HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College men’s soccer team will host tryouts for the 2017 season on Friday, Jan. 27, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the soccer field on the South Campus.

San Jac finished the 2016 season with a third-place finish at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national championship. The return trip to nationals was the fourth for the San Jacinto College men’s soccer program, and second for head coach Ian Spooner.

“We had a great season,” said Spooner. “Of course we were disappointed that we didn’t win the national tournament, but we were very proud in making it to the semifinals and finishing third in the nation.”

Sophomore Antone Jarvis (London, England / Alex Reed Academy) was named to the NJCAA all-American second team and his classmate Ricardo Ramos (London, England / Hammersmith Academy) was named to the all-tournament team at the national tournament. Both players also earned NJCAA Region XIV honors.

San Jac finished the season 17-6-1 overall and 9-4-1 in conference play. “The guys played together all year and believed in each other,” said Spooner.

The team opened pool play at the 2016 NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer National Championship with a loss to Parkland College, but followed that up with a 3-0 win over Cloud Community College to advance to the national tournament semifinals, where it lost to Tyler Junior College.

For information about soccer tryouts, contact Head Coach Ian Spooner at 281-922-3475.


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 Top 10 finalist 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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