San Jacinto College men’s soccer student-athlete, Ian Barbosa, has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his education and soccer career at the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

Barbosa, a sophomore defender, was named to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) All Region XIV team this season, and was this year’s team MVP. In 2013, he participated in the United Soccer League’s (USL) Premier Development League (PDL) Southern Conference and national championships as a defender for the Laredo Heat.

“Ian has been a major contributor to the San Jacinto College soccer program over the past two years,” said Ian Spooner, San Jacinto College soccer head coach. “He has maintained one of the team’s highest GPAs and was inducted as a member of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, all while being a consistent start playing defender and midfielder.”

Pictured from left to right: San Jacinto College Soccer Head Coach, Ian Spooner; Ian Barbosa; and University of St. Thomas Soccer Head Coach, Aaron Champenoy. Photo credit: Andrea Vasquez, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.

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. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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