Soccer to host Spring matches

03.07.2014 | By Andrea Vasquez

Soccer to host Spring matches Andrea Vasquez -- March 6, 2014 var addthis_config = {"data_track_addressbar":true}; HOUSTON – The San Jacinto College men's soccer team will host Spring matches on March 22 and 29. On Saturday, March 22, San Jacinto College will face the University of St. Thomas (UST) at 6 p.m. Former San Jac defender Rodrigo Holden will also be on the field, now a defender for UST. On Saturday, March 29, San Jac will face University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) at 2 p.m. Current San Jacinto College midfielder Alonso Gallegos has signed a letter of intent to continue playing soccer at UIW in the Fall. All soccer games are played at the San Jacinto College South Campus soccer field located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston, and are free and open to the public. San Jacinto College finished the 2013 season ranked third in the nation at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national tournament, setting a new school record with an overall record of 20-2-0. Six team members also received NJCAA and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) honors. The San Jacinto College men's soccer team will also hold open tryouts for the 2014 season on Friday, March 21, at the South Campus soccer field. Tryouts are open to high school seniors, recent high school graduates, current San Jacinto College students, and college transfers. Participants are required to bring their own shin guards and water. Tryouts will be from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information about open tryouts and the soccer program, please contact soccer Head Coach Ian Spooner at 281-922-3475, email, or visit About San Jacinto College Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College's job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College. For more information about San Jacinto College, please call 281-998-6150 or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.