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05.17.17
Delaware Defender, Jordi Velasquez, will attend Hagerstown C.C.

Hagerstown, Md.
- Indian River High School Senior, Jordi Velasquez, has recently announced his commitment to the Hagerstown Community College men's soccer team.

Velasquez, a center and outside back for the Indians, helped his team to a 13-3-0 record in 2016. The Indians fell in the state championship match to Tower Hill, 4-2. Indian River started the season 8-0, outscoring opponents 42-6. Velasquez scored two goals and added two assists en route to taking home the Coaches Award.

In 2015, the Indians won the state champship, beating Caravel High School,1 -0. Indian River would finish the season on a 10 game win streak, bringing their overall record to 14-5-0.

Along with Indian River, Velasquez competes with River Soccer Club in Delaware. This season he has scored two goals and assisted on five. His team finished second in state cup.

"I'm looking forward to continuing my education and hoping to embark on a new journey for my soccer career that will help me expand my learning skills and soccer skills," mentioned Velasquez.

At HCC, Velasquez joins Delaware recruit, Alexis Torres. New York recruit, Ibrahim Doumbia and Tico Witer from Pennsylvania round out the out of state commitments. Dominique De Oliveria joins Washington County player, Nick Shirey while Walter Saenz is from Anne Arundel County. Frederick County players, Andres Florez-Rico, Alex Medrano and Ab Zelaya team up with Montgomery County players, Santiago Alzate, DJ Mamo and Jeison Caballero.

"Jordi is versatile in that he can play anywhere across the back," quoted head coach Brandon Rethemeyer. "It was a goal of ours to fill the voids left in the back by graduating sophomores, Logan Speak and Trey Jackson. Jordi has the size and ability to step right in and compete for a spot. He has great experience playing on high level club and high school teams."