The 2012 TJC Men's Soccer Team received their National Championship rings in a ceremony held before the men's basketball game versus Bossier Parish. The 2012 team finished the year with a 20-3-1 record. They defeated Louisburg 1-0 in overtime in the championship game to win their 3rd national title in 4 years. Sophomore Casey Osborne was named the NSCAA National Player of the Year, and Coach Steve Clements was named the National Coach of the Tournament for the third time in four years.
Former TJC Apache Brenton Griffiths was the Colorado Rapids' first pick in the MLS Supplemental Draft. He was picked in the second round and was the 25th overall pick. He follows Dom Dwyer, who was TJC's first MLS draft pick, drafted by Sporting Kansas City in the first round in 2012.
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Tyler Junior College's Casey Osborne will be presented National Player of the Year honors by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America today at the organization's annual banquet in Indianapolis, TJC soccer coach Steve Clements said.
It will be the third time an Apache has earned the coveted award. Roger DaCosta won in 2007, while Dom Dwyer earned the honor in 2010.
The TJC men's and women's soccer programs, coming off a national championship and third place finish respectively, had five players named NJCAA First Team All Americans, the National Office announced today. Wayne Halland Christopher McGaughey were honored from the men's team, while Stacie Murray, Kat VanMeter, and Jahmela Williams received the honor from the women's team. Click on the links below for complete lists from the NJCAA.
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The Tyler Junior College Apaches are kings of the soccer pitch for the third time in four years.
Joseph Pratt, a sophomore midfielder, scored in overtime to lift the Apaches to a 1-0 victory over Louisburg (N.C.) College in the NJCAA Division I Soccer Championship on Saturday in Albany, Ga.
Darton College hosted the tourney.
The TJC men's soccer team won it's 3rd national title in four years today, defeating Louisburg 1-0 in overtime. After remaining scoreless through regulation, TJC's Joseph Pratt scored with an assist from Fernando Castellanos with 5:35 left in the first overtime.