BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Brevard Community College is about to enter the national sports spotlight.
It happens in November when the college hosts the NJCAA Women’s National Soccer Championships at Melbourne Central Catholic High School.
The tournament consists of eight teams from around the nation that will qualify from eight different regions. The winners will head to the Space Coast for a series of games Nov. 17-20, culminating with the winner crowned national champion on the final day of competition.
Among the teams striving to reach the championship are the BCC Lady Titans, ranked 12th in the nation in Division 1 NJCAA Women’s Soccer.
That’s a major accomplishment with the program just two-years old and already hitting its stride.
“It’s a reflection of a lot of hard work and recruiting and the fact that our girls are buying into the system,” says Jeff Carr, BCC’s Athletic Director and the Lady Titans coach. “We have a bunch of quality players and quality young ladies.”
BCC lured the national championship to Brevard County from Topeka, KN., with the help of the Brevard Sports Council.
The three-year agreement calls for the tournament to be played in Brevard in 2012 and 2013 as well, bringing some of the best collegiate soccer in the U.S. to Central Florida.
“The championships put BCC on the map in the soccer world,” says Carr. “It also brings more exposure to our college from around the nation. All of our athletic programs are on the rise and becoming more successful.”
The games will be Webcast nationally live via the NJCAA and can be see through a link on BCC’s Website at www.brevardcc.edu. WBBC-TV will also televise the championship game live at 2 p.m. on Nov. 20.
“The championships are an excellent opportunity to watch soccer at its best and we invite everyone to come out and watch,” says Carr. “It’s a great way to support soccer and BCC.”