PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – The Owens Community College men’s soccer team will look to advance to their first national tournament as the Express compete in the NJCAA Region XII Men’s Soccer Championship at Grand Haven High School in Grand Haven, Mich., Oct. 24-28.
Coached by Art Johnson, the Express will take a 14-5-1 overall record into the six-team single elimination tournament where they will play the Ancilla College (3-8-3)/Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (13-5-1) winner at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27. The championship match will occur at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Teams participating in the regional tournament include Owens Community College, Ancilla College, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Schoolcraft College (14-2-1), Muskegon Community College (10-7-1) and Jackson Community College (8-7-2).
If they should win, the Express will host the NJCAA Region XX champion for the District North Central title and right to advance on to the NJCAA Division I national tournament. The championship match would occur on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Johnson’s team recently captured its first Ohio Community College Athletic Conference (5-1 record) regular season championship in program history.
The NJCAA Division I National Championship will be held Nov. 12-17 in Albany, Ga.
Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.