A great time was had by all at the First Annual Spring Alumni Day. I t was great to see many former players back on campus.
East Central will host their annual Spring 7-v-7 Tournament on Thursday, April 9th. Both men's and women's squads will be playing in the tournament. There are always several other JUCO teams here for the day, so come out and enjoy an afternoon of Warrior Soccer.
Check back later for start time, teams playing, and a schedule of games.
The Warriors are pleased to announce the addition of several standouts for the 2015 season. Recent signees include:
1. Seth Summerlin of Florence High School.
2. Jakob Williams of Horn Lake High School.
3. Nick Thomas of Desoto Central High School.
4. Cesar Perez of New Albany High School.
5. Blake Bonds of Germantown High School.
6. Courtland Moore of Center Hill High School.
Check back soon for a more detailed bios and a complete list of all new additions for 2015.
East Central Warriors Soccer Announces Date for Open Tryouts for the 2015 Men's Squad.
Date: Thursday, February 19th
Time: 12:00-3:00 pm
Location for Registration: Brackeen-Wood Physical Education Building
1. Players will have to sign a waiver of liability in order to participate.
2. Each player will need to provide their own equipment for the day including, cleats, shin guards, etc.
3. All prospective players are encouraged to go to the Warrior Soccer webpage and complete a player questionnaire ahead of time if possible.
For more information contact Warrior Soccer head coach Kenneth Thompson at any of the following:
The Warriors had a lot of fun doing community service recently as they hosted the NCES second grade classes for an afternoon of soccer fun which included lots of fun soccer activities that helped teach the kids all about soccer. The second graders had just completed a reading unit on a story by Mia Hamm titled Winners Never Quit. They reminded the Warriors about that very thing.
Pictured above are the members of the 2014 MACJC North Men's All-Star team. Front row from left: Chase Williams and Cody Dwyer of Hinds CC, Michael Orcutt of Holmes CC, Dylan Howard of Itawamba CC, Eliud Alvarez of East Central CC, Ricky Hackler of Itawamba CC, Reid Westover of Holmes CC,and Anthony Fernandez of Itawamba CC. Standing from left: Tyler Cook and Dalton Smith of East Central CC, Garrett Watson of Holmes CC, Matt Sykes of East Central CC, Josh Delgado of Northwest MS CC, Kit Huddleston of Itawamba CC, Jimmy Doonan of Holmes CC, and Evan Thomas of Itawamba CC.
The north men won the second annual event by a score of 2-1. Anthony Fernandez and Tyler Cook scored goals for the north team with Reid Westover earning an assist.
Pictured are East Central's 2014 MACJC All-Star North Team members. From left are: North men's head coach, Kenneth Thompson, Tyler Cook, Ashlan Culberson, Dalton Smith, Matt Sykes, and Eliud Alvarez. Not pictured is Tesia Keith and north women's assistant coach Gray Massey.
Nov. 17, 2014
RIDGELAND – East Central Community College’s Tyler Cook scored the deciding goal in helping lead the North All-Stars to a 2-1 victory over the South in the annual MACJC Men’s All-Star Soccer Game held Saturday, Nov. 15 at Freedom Ridge Park in Ridgeland.
Cook, a defender and product of Daphne (Ala.) High School, scored off a header in the 35th minute to give the North a 2-0 advantage. The North earlier grabbed a 1-0 lead when Anthony Fernandez of Itawamba Community College scored in the 27th minute on a penalty kick.
The South’s only goal came in the last minute by Mitchell Cecatiello of MS Gulf Coast Community College.
The women’s matchup ended in a 1-1 tie.
Morgan Saucier of Pearl River Community College put the South up 1-0 with her goal in the second minute of play. ECCC’s Ashlan Culberson, a forward from Brandon, tied the contest at1-1 in the 57th minute. Maddie Edmondson of Hinds Community College was credited with an assist.
Saucier and Mara Baker of Holmes Community College received MVP honors for the South and North women’s squads, respectively.
Dylan Howard of Itawamba and Nick Bracey of Gulf Coast were named MVPs for the North and South men’s teams, respectively.
The MACJC All-Star Soccer Games were sponsored by Holmes Community College, the Mississippi Army National Guard, and Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center.
DVDs of both matchups can be purchased by contacting Matt Convertino, men’s head soccer coach at Holmes Community College, at 601-212-8095 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The DVDs are $19.95 for a single game or $29.95 for both.
The Warriors continued a mid season home stand by hosting the Eagles of Meridian CC on Friday, October 3rd. On this day the men would take to the field first in a change of pace by request of the visitors. The match started off with both teams competing strongly and having opportunities turned away. Disaster struck for both squads as in the 28th minute a player from both teams was shown the red card which ended their day and caused both teams to play with only ten players for the remainder of the match. This affected play greatly as both teams found it difficult to mount a sustained attack that could produce a goal. Regulation ended with the score at 0-0 and for the second match in a row the Warriors would head to overtime. Even though the Warriors had several opportunities to score in the overtime periods the Eagles keeper turned them away each time. After 20 extra time minutes the Warriors and Eagles ended where they started at 0-0.
Next up for the Warriors is the start of the second round of north division matches as they will travel to Fulton on Friday, October 10 to take on the Itawamba Indians. Match time is 4:00.
The Warriors made history on Tuesday, September 30th as they hosted the Co-Lin Wolves in the first ever night match held on the East Central campus. The Warriors Came out strongly and opened the scoring in the 7th minute off of a goal from freshman midfielder Omar Gutierrez of Mooreville. The Warriors continued to attack strongly and in the 16th minute they struck again as sophomore Eliud Alvarez notched his fourth goal of the season off of an assist by Jacob Johnson. The Wolves would counter with a goal of their own to cut the lead to 2-1 but the Warriors would extend the lead out again in the 32nd minute on a penalty kick by Jacob Johnson. The score at the half stood 3-1 in favor of the Warriors. The Wolves however would not quit and with only about six minutes to go in the match they scored to cut the lead to 3-2. They continued to push hard and with only a couple of minutes remaining found the tying goal. Overtime ensued with both teams having scoring opportunities turned away. After 20 additional minutes the game ended in a draw at 3-3.
Next up for the Warriors is another match on the turf as they will host the Meridian Eagles on Friday, October 3 at 3:00