Men's Soccer Receives MWAC Recognition

November 6, 2017

The Mid West Athletic Conference (MWAC) has named Jonathan Titzel, HCC’s Head Men’s Soccer Coach, 2017 Coach of the Year and Matheus Giron, HCC men’s soccer player, 2017 Freshman of the Year.

Titzel is in his second year with HCC’s men’s soccer. In the 2017 season, men’s soccer tied for most wins in a season (8) and second most goals scored in Hawks history (39).

“I appreciate all the hard work my coaching staff and players put in to enable the award,” said Titzel. “This team is a quality group so it was nice to have the collective output get noticed by my coaching peers. I appreciate all the support of this athletic department and school, which creates an environment for the team to succeed. I look forward to next season and the continual growth of our program.” 

Giron, a Sao Paulo, Brazil native, had a great inaugural season for the Hawks. He finished 6th in MWAC goals scored, 9th in MWAC points and 3rd in MWAC SOG%.

“I am so happy to have won this award,” said Giron. “I would like to thank God for giving me this blessing.  I left Brazil to be one of the best in the US, then worked hard every day to accomplish my goal. I would like to thank all the people that trust in my work and for them believing in me. I would like to thank coach Titzel for believing in me along with the Gillette and the company MVP Exchange to have given me this opportunity.”

Written by: Timothy Bill