NJCAA Region 20 Announces Men's, Women's All-Region Soccer Teams

NJCAA Region 20 Announces Men's, Women's All-Region Soccer Teams

 


Region 20 Sports Information contact: Rocco Geppi
443-559-7614 (mobile) rgeppi2@ccbcmd.edu  

NJCAA Region 20 Announces Men's, Women's All-Region Soccer Teams

BALTIMORE (November 11, 2021) – The NJCAA Region 20 today announced that it has named its men's and women's All-Region Teams. A total of 83 student-athletes from 14 member institutions represent the region's three divisions of play, led by Community College of Baltimore County Essex (14), Howard Community College (10), Montgomery College (9) and Harford Community College (9).
 

"Congratulations to our hardworking student-athletes on this remarkable honor," said Jo Ann Rogers, Prince George's Community College Athletic Director and Region 20 Executive Committee Chair. "And thank you to our coaches and soccer committee for selecting such a deserving group of student-athletes."  

 

Region 20 Division I

Men's Soccer

Harford, Frederick Community College and Montgomery lead the way with four student-athletes each, followed close behind by Hagerstown Community College with three. The Raptors defeated the Fighting Owls 3-2 in the Region 20 Division I Championship on October 23rd, however, Harford returned the favor on November 6th to win the NJCAA East District Championship and earn an automatic bid to the NJCAA Division I Championship Tournament in Tyler, Texas.

Women's Soccer

Harford and Montgomery paced the selections with five apiece, followed by Hagerstown with four. The Raptors also got the best of the Fighting Owls on the women's side, winning 1-0 to take the Region 20 Division I crown on October 30th.

 

Region 20 Division II

Men's Soccer

CCBC Essex led the way with eight selections, followed by Howard (6), CCBC Catonsville (5) and WVU Potomac State (4). College of Southern Maryland placed three and Chesapeake College and Carroll Community College had one each. CCBC Essex won the Region 20 Division II/NJCAA Mid-Atlantic District Championships 3-0 over host Howard on October 30th to earn its bid to the NJCAA Division II Championship Tournament in Wichita, Kansas.

From the College of Southern Maryland, freshman forward Jakai Washington and sophomore defender Thomas Larsen were named to the Second Team, while sophomore defender Cole Trani was named an Honorable Mention.

Washington was the leading scorer for CSM, ranking first on the team in goals with 10 and points with 22. Among Region 20 Division II players, he was tied for 11th in points, tied for seventh in goals, sixth in shots with 51, and tied for third in shots on goal with 35. He recorded a hat trick on September 9 against Allegany College of Maryland and scored two goals in a game twice - on October 7 at Chesapeake College, then on October 13 at Carroll Community College. Washington recorded the game-winning goals against Hagerstown Community College on September 30 and against Carroll.

Larsen tied for the team lead in assists with three. He logged two against Allegany College of Maryland, then registered another on September 23 at Harford Community College. He provided the game-winning goal in CSM's 6-3 victory over Chesapeake College.

Trani ranked second on the team in goals with five and points with 11. Those marks placed him tied for 24th and tied for 27th among Region 20 Division II players, respectively. He added one assist against Allegany College of Maryland. He also notched the game-winning goal in CSM's last game of the season, a 4-2 victory on October 21 at Prince George's Community College.

Women's Soccer

CCBC Essex also led the women's selections with six and are followed by Howard with four. College of Southern Maryland (3) and Potomac State (2) round out the teams. The Knights defeated the Dragons 4-2 during the regular season, but Howard beat Essex 2-0 in the Region 20 Division II Tournament on October 30th.

From the College of Southern Maryland, sophomore forward Haley Bullis and sophomore defender Alexandra Baker were named to the First Team, while freshman midfielder Amber Harris was named an Honorable Mention.

Bullis led the team in goals with six and points with 13. She tied for seventh among Region 20 Division II players in goals, ranked 10th in points, 11th in shots with 26, 14th in shot percentage at .231 percent, and tied for 11th in shots on goal with 13. Bullis registered the game-winning goal in CSM's 10-0 victory over CCBC Catonsville on September 7, when she registered a season-high five goals.

Baker was a key component of CSM's defense. She scored a goal and assisted on another on September 28 against CCBC Essex.

Harris recorded three goals during the season. She tied for 14th among Region 20 Division II players in goals, tied for 16th in points with seven, tied for 13th in shots with 23, and ranked ninth in shots on goal with 16. She scored against Hagerstown Community College on September 11, Louisburg College, when she also added an assist, on September 19, and against CCBC Essex.

 

Region 20 Division III

Men's Soccer

Anne Arundel Community College heads up Division III with six selections, followed by Prince George's Community College with four and Allegany College of Maryland with one. The Riverhawks defeated Oxford College of Emory University on October 30th in the NJCAA South District Championship game to earn a bid to the NJCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championships in Herkimer, New York.

Women's Soccer

No 2021-22 varsity teams



For more information, visit www.regionxx.org and follow us on Twitter @NJCAARegion20.

 

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About NJCAA Region 20 (www.regionxx.org and 443-840-1751) The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 20 was established in March 1973 when the NJCAA reorganized the administrative structure to 21 regions, which has since expanded to 24. Prior to 1973, colleges within the Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia panhandle competed in NJCAA Region 15.

 

In 1975 the NJCAA established the first women's division for collegiate athletics in the United States.  Cathy Cain was elected the first Region 20 Women's Director. Region 20 became incorporated within the State of Maryland in May 2014, and includes nearly 30 members from Maryland, Western Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia and West Virginia. Members compete at the Division I, Division II and Division III levels of the NJCAA.