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.
POPLARVILLE – Pearl River Community College refused to let difficult conditions stand in the way of another pair of soccer championships.
PRCC took two decisions in the championship games of the MACJC State Tournament, hosted by Hinds Community College, as both teams repeated as state champs.
The Lady Wildcats overcame heavy rain that turned the field at Tom Shepherd Field on the HCC campus at Raymond into a quagmire, defeating Jones County 3-1 in the women’s championship game
RAYMOND – The Pearl River Community College soccer teams took radically different roads, but ultimately they got to the same destination Friday in the semifinals of the MACJC State Tournament at Tom Shepherd Field on the Hinds Community College campus.
The Lady Wildcats needed double overtime to take a dramatic 2-1 victory over East Central in their semifinal game, while the Wildcats cruised to a 5-1 triumph over Northwest Mississippi in their semifinal game.
POPLARVILLE – The Pearl River Community College soccer teams will be back in action after a 10-day break on Friday in the MACJC State Tournament.
Tom Shepherd Field on the Hinds Community College campus at Raymond will be the site for all tournament games. The tournament was originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, but was moved up a day because of concerns about potential bad weather Saturday afternoon. The semifinals will be played Friday, with the championship games on Saturday.