Former Hawks Experience Successful Seasons
Hagerstown, Md. - Former Hagerstown Community College men’s soccer players
Alex Manea (’10), CJ Trammell (’11), Cody Butts (’11), and Zack Morgan (’12)
recently finished their seasons at their respective universities.
Manea entered his redshirt senior season at Division II
Mercyhurst University in Erie, PA. Manea, Daktronics Atlantic Region Player of
the Year, First Team All-PSAC, PSAC Tournament Most Valuable Player, and
Nominated Division II All-American, led the Lakers and the entire conference in
goals scored (16), assists (7), points (39), and game winning goals (6). #14
Mercyhurst captured both the regular season title and the playoff championship.
In post-season play, Manea netted a hat trick in a 3-2 win, while also scoring
the winning goal to propel Mercyhurst into the Division II Final Four. The
Lakers would fall to eventual champion Lynn, concluding their season with a
17-6-1 overall record.
Trammell, joined by last season’s Hawk captain, Morgan, led Division
III, Waynesburg University to an 8-8-1 overall record. The duo both held down
positions on the backline for the Yellow Jackets, with Trammell playing in 14
games and Morgan in 17. Waynesburg University captured the President’s Athletic
Conference Sportmanship award this past season. In September, the Yellow
Jackets squared off against Frostburg State University, pitting former
teammates against one another. FSU captured a 3-1 win in the match.
Butts, a senior with Frostburg State University, helped lead
Frostburg State to one of their best seasons ever, with a 12-3-4 overall
record. The Bobcats opened the season 10-0-3, before losing their first game on
October 13. With their record, FSU earned a bye and advanced to play York
College in the CAC Semi-final match. The game would end in double overtime,
with York capturing the win and advancing all the way to the NCAA Sweet
Sixteen. Butts, started in 18 of the 19 matches as a defender for the Bobcats.
“We are extremely proud of our alumni currently playing at
the next level,” stated head coach Brian Eichelberger. “Each player was pivotal
in our recent success at HCC, and we’re happy their skills, both on and off the
field have been noticed by their transfer schools. We wish Alex, CJ and Cody
luck as they graduate and move onto the next phase in their career and we look
forward to seeing Zack have continued success next year.”