These young soccer stars enjoyed a week of Kids College where they learned and polished new skills.
It was a great time for all at the annual end of year cookout where we had the opportunity to say goodbye to our sophomores while welcoming the incoming freshmen. There was plenty of great food and nice weather to go around.
The Warriors recently took a trip to Canton to spend the day going to war with paintballs. Great fun was had by all and only a few bruises were earned for the day.
The Warriors recently added several new players to the squad for the 2014 season.
Signing with the Warriors was Pearl High School standout Connor Brennan. Conner is a 6'1" midfielder. He helped lead his team to the 2014 Class 5A state championship.
Also joining the Warriors is Jamar Simms of Pascagoula High. He is a 5' 9" defender that led his team to the Class 5A state semifinals.
Amory standout John Mark Howell will be joining the Warriors for the fall as well. He is a 6'0" 225lb keeper.
Condolences go out to the Dr. Eddie Smith family on his death today. Dr. Smith was the sixth president of East Central Community College. He was responsible bringing JUCO soccer to the campus of East Central in 1999. He was always an advocate of the student athlete and looked for EC athletes to excel on the field as well as the classroom.
He will be greatly missed by the East Central family as well as the MACJC.
Congratulations go out to 2014 signee Durham Norman and his Florence High teammates as they advanced to the MSHSAA state championship match in Class 4A.
The Warriors continue to add to the squad for the fall as they add local standouts Kellen Clark and Cesar Diaz to the roster. Both are products of Newton County High in Decatur. Clark, a defender and Diaz, a forward led their high school team to the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs before falling to state finalist St. Stanislaus.
Recent additions to the 2014 squad include Clinton High standouts Jackson Oliver and Tyler Aaron. Oliver is a forward/midfielder and Aaron is a forward. Their team recently won the district championship and is advancing to the Mississippi State Playoffs.
Also joining the squad is Jacob Johnson from Destrehan High in Destrehan, Louisisana. Johnson is a forward and his team recently won the district championship and is advancing to the Louisiana State Playoffs.
Recently welcomed as new members of the East Central Community College men’s soccer team for 2014-15 are (seated from left) midfielders Fredy Gutierrez of Pontotoc, Omar Gutierrez of Mooreville and Abimael Rivera of Saltillo; and (standing from left) defender Durham Norman of Florence and midfielder Carlos Gutierrez of Mooreville.
Team GPA's for the fall semester have been released.
The Warriors posted a team GPA of 3.037 for the fall semester and have a cumulative GPA of 3.193. Last year when they finished second in the nation they had a cumulative GPA of 3.13 while the highest in the nation was 3.15. So with a strong spring performance the Warriors have a chance to finish in the top 10 in the nation for the 7th consecutive year.