POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College honored its 2015 women’s soccer team Monday night in an awards banquet at Crosby Hall on the PRCC campus.
Each member of last fall’s team were presented with state championship rings commemorating the Lady Wildcats’ MACJC/Region 23 state title, won in a muddy 3-1 victory over Jones County at Raymond. It was PRCC’s second consecutive state championship and third in four seasons.
Pearl River finished its season 15-2 overall.
POPLARVILLE – The championship soccer programs at Pearl River Community College celebrated their 2016 signing class Thursday night with a Media Day event at Crosby Hall on the PRCC campus.
A group of 11 signees, out of 13 total, were in attendance to show their support for the Lady Wildcat program, while nine of 10 signees for the Wildcat men were there.
“Well, we’ll have some depth, where we didn’t last season,” said veteran Lady Wildcat coach Jack Byrd, whose teams are 114-16-6 in his nine seasons at the helm.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomore midfielder Lyndsey Lee has added one more award to her lengthy list of honors for the 2015 soccer season.
Lee was named to the NJCAA All-America third team, which was announced Thursday.
Lee, a native of Picayune who played high school soccer at Our Lady Academy, is the fifth Lady Wildcat player to earn All-America honors since the program’s debut in 2003.
“She’s the best player I’ve ever coached,” said PRCC coach Jack Byrd. “I think it shows the respect other coaches in our region have for her.
POPLARVILLE – Several Pearl River Community College soccer standouts completed their junior college careers this past weekend, earning a number of honors in the process.
Sophomores Lyndsey Lee of Picayune and Chance Bourdene of Flowood were South Most Valuable Player for their respective teams this past weekend at the third annual MACJC All-Star Game at Ridgeland.
The North women won 2-1 over the South, while the South men were 5-3 winners over the North.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College sophomores Lyndsey Lee and Sarah Fortenberry were named to the NJCAA All-Region 23 Team, announced Thursday.
Lee, a midfielder from Picayune who played for Our Lady Academy, was the top vote-getter in polling of coaches in the MACJC/Region 23, with a record 104 points. Fortenberry, a former Forrest County AHS standout from Hattiesburg, was third in the voting with 77.
PICAYUNE – The 2015 soccer season at Pearl River Community College came to a disappointing end Saturday, as both the men and women went down to defeat in the NJCAA National Tournament at Picayune Memorial Stadium.
The Lady Wildcats gave a game effort against the No. 1 team in the nation, but Eastern Florida State prove too much in a 4-1 victory in the NJCAA District H championship game. The Pearl River men also went down to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of San Jacinto, Texas, in the NJCAA South Regional semifinals.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College soccer teams will face their biggest challenge of the season on Saturday when they host regional action in the NJCAA National Tournament at Picayune High School.
The Lady Wildcats will face Eastern Florida State in the District H championship game at 3 p.m. Saturday, and the Wildcats will battle San Jacinto, Texas in the semifinals of the South Region Tournament at 7 p.m.
The District H final is a rematch of last season’s district final, won by the Lady Titans 4-0.
POPLARVILLE – Eight player from the Pearl River Community College soccer teams have been selected to play in the third annual MACJC Men’s and Women’s All-Star Game.
The games, presented by Holmes Community College, Mississippi Sports Medicine and Juco Weekly, will be played Nov. 14 at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland. The women’s game kicks off at noon, with the men’s game to follow at 2:30 p.m.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College dominated the final weekly selections for MACJC Players of the Week, after the Lady Wildcats and Wildcats each won state titles this past weekend.
Freshman Kira Morrell of Laurel was named Women’s Player of the Week for her play in helping PRCC win a second consecutive MACJC/Region 23 title.
Sophomore Romar Smith of Gulfport was named Men’s Player of the Week and sophomore Michael Archbold of Ocean Springs was named Men’s Goalkeeper of the Week after the Wildcats won their fourth straight MACJC/Region 23 championship.
POPLARVILLE – This will be a busy weekend of soccer action coming up as Pearl River Community College will host early-round action in the NJCAA National Tournament.
Picayune Memorial High School will be the site of the women’s District H championship game between the Lady Wildcats and undefeated, No. 1-ranked Eastern Florida State, and the men’s South Region Tournament, featuring PRCC and three other teams.
The tournaments were moved to Picayune, which has a turf field at its stadium, in advance of a forecast for rain in the area this weekend.