05.22.13 HCC Hosts Annual Recruit Signing Night Hagerstown, Md. - The Hagerstown Community College men’s soccer team recently hosted their annual recruit Signing Night in the ARCC, on the campus of HCC.
The 2013 signing class consists of players from the Tri-State area (Frederick and Washington County, and Pennsylvania and West Virginia). The Hawks opened the night with coaches Brian Eichelberger and Brandon Rethemeyer thanking the families and friends for attending, as well as stating the upcoming expectations for the season. The players signed “Letters of Commitment” before taking photos with their HCC jersey and being officially welcomed as the newest Hawks. The players ended the evening by writing down their own goals, both personally and athletically and sealed them in an envelope to be reviewed after their first full season.
The following players made their commitment official:
Edgar Rivas - Thomas Johnson High School Ethan Waters - Hedgesville High School Jacob Hargett - Middletown High School Akheem Riley - Thomas Johnson High School Yusif Badirov - North Hagerstown High School Dillon Eyler - Catocin High School Patrick Creadick - Middletown High School Leland Creadick - Middletown High School Jonah Smith - Waynesboro High School/Shippensburg University Jusseth Velazquez - Frederick High School (unable to attend)
"Each of these players were recruited for a specific reason," stated Eichelberger. "They all posses a talent and the right attitude that will help our program meet our goals. This is one of our largest signing classes (10) and we are eager to begin training with them and kicking off the 2013 season."
The Hawks open their season August 30 at home against Potomac State College.
The Hagerstown Community College men’s soccer will travel to
Harford Community College to take on Harford for a semi-final showdown in the
Division I Region XX Tournament. The two squads will meet Wednesday in Bel Air,
MD at 5:30pm.
The Hawks earned the No. 4 seed in the tournament, while the
Fighting Owls were awarded with the No. 1 seed.
HCC (13-6-0, 7-5-0) is coming into the match riding a
four-game winning streak, where they have outscored their opponents, 16-2. The
last time the Hawks lost (10/10) was against Harford, when the Owls used 3
second half goals to defeat Hagerstown.Harford (10-5-0, 8-3-0) is also on a four-game winning streak, entering
Wednesday’s showdown. HCC is not afraid to play away from their home confines,
as they are 8-2 on the road, while Harford is 5-3 at Harford Stadium.
The Fighting Owls are led by sophomore, Chris Cheelsman, who
has 12 goals and 3 assists for 27 points. Harford claims the MDJUCO assist
leader in sophomore Dylan Tipton who has dished out seven to his teammates. In
net, the Fighting Owls have split time between freshman keeper Christian Vito
and sophomore Windell Reid.Reid has
made eight starts, giving up nine goals, while Vito has been credited with five
starts and surrendering 13 goals.
Sophomore Genc Sopa (Kosovo, Europe/Lipian), leads
Hagerstown Community College with 14 goals, three assists for 31 points. He
leads all MDJUCO in goals scored and points, while only competing in 14 games
this season. Sophomore Mamadou Jallow (Gambia, Africa/Thomas Johnson) is second
on the team in points with 20, coming from seven goals, six assists. He is tied
for second in the conference in assists. Sophomore Chucky Kipe (Frederick,
Md./Tuscarora) has started all 18 games in net for the Hawks this season. He is
ranked 2nd in the nation with his 162 saves and he has posted 3 shutouts. His
.875 save percentage is good for 10th in the nation.
In other Division I Region XX tournament action, the No. 2
Essex Community College Knights (8-6-1, 6-4-1) will square-off against the No.
3 College of Southern Maryland Hawks (8-5-0, 8-3-0) at Harford Stadium on
Wednesday at 3:00pm.
The Division I Region XX Championship is scheduled for
Saturday, October 27 at 1:30pn at Harford Community College.