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Hagerstown C.C. Men's Soccer Introduces Newest Hawks

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 2014 signing class was the largest in program history, with 13 players finalizing their decision and making their commitment official. The recruits consist of players from Washington and Frederick Counties, as well as Montgomery County in Maryland and Fulton County in Pennsylvania. 

The Hawks opened the night with Athletic Director, Bernard Johnson, speaking to the players about what it means to be a Scholar-Athlete at the collegiate level. Johnson was excited that they chose HCC to continue both their education and playing careers, and he was optimistic he will see the parents at the various games throughout the season. 

Coaches Brian Eichelberger and Brandon Rethemeyer thanked 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 (personal, athletic, and academics) and sealed them in an envelope to be reviewed after their first full season. 

The following players made their committment official:

Mark Keating - Urbana High School
Za Ceu - Frederick High School
Zach Robertson - Clear Spring High School
Axel Lara - Thomas Johnson High School 
Bradly Mills - Clear Spring High School
Hart Weaver - Williamsport High School
Shad Gordon - Southern Fulton High School
Collin McVicker - Williamsport High School
Jacob Bickley - Frederick High School
Xavier Matthews - Paint Branch High School
Cristian Meija - Quince Orchard High School
Nery Fuentes - Watkins Mill High School
Jake Ernst - Clear Spring High School (not pictured) 

"Each of these players was recruited for a specific reason," stated Eichelberger. "We made it a priority to bring in the best players who possess the talents in the classroom and on the field to drive this program forward. We are thrilled to announce the 2014 class as the largest signing class in program history. We are eager to kick off the season and be successful in the MDJUCO." 

The Hawks open their season on August 30 in the Cape Fear Invitiational Tournament in Wilmington, NC.