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Hawks Soccer teams to play for National Championship

May 27, 2021

The Heartland Community College Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams will be playing for a NJCAA Division II Championship this spring. 

With matching 9-0 records, the Men’s and Women’s Hawks teams each captured a Region 24 title in May and emerged as winners in their respective District Championship tournaments. Both Hawks teams will compete in the National Championship tournaments in June.  

Jovany Macias serves as Head Coach for both the Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams. 

“This has been a special group and both teams have come together as a family,” said Macias. “The players have shown the necessary dedication to get to this level from day one. It’s personally rewarding to see such progress for our soccer programs in such a short amount of time.” 

This is the first national appearance for both programs. 

“Coach Macias has transformed the soccer at HCC,” said Heartland Athletics Director Ryan Knox. “Putting a plan in place both in classroom and on the field and seeing it to fruition, has made this difficult year one we can ultimately celebrate.”

 The Men’s Hawks Soccer team, ranked #3 in the NJCAA, has only surrendered five goals throughout the season. They head to the National Championship Tournament in Wichita, KS June 5-10. The Women’s Hawks Soccer team is ranked #6 in the NJCAA, surrendering only three goals all year. They will compete in Nationals June 4-9 in Evans, GA.

Written by: Steve Fast