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Hornets headed to USCAA tournament

Diego Outeiral controls the ball for Concordia College Alabama in the Hornets 4-0 win over Oakwood University earlier this year. The Hornets will participate in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship tournament in November. --File Photo

Diego Outeiral controls the ball for Concordia College Alabama in the Hornets 4-0 win over Oakwood University earlier this year. The Hornets will participate in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship tournament in November. –File Photo

From Staff Reports

The Selma Times-Journal

After one of the best soccer seasons in the history of Concordia College Alabama, the Hornets’ soccer team will participate in next month’s United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship tournament in Charleston, West Virginia.

The trip to the tournament, which will be held Nov. 6-8, is Concordia’s second championship appearance in three years.

The Hornets are the No. 4 seed in the tournament and will open play Nov. 6 against No. 5 seed Illinois Tech. The tournament’s top seed is the University of Maine-Fort Kent, which the Hornets could see in the semifinals, barring upsets.

“No matter how many times you go to the USCAA Tournament, you still have the same excitement,” CCA head coach Emanuel Stephens said. “For our freshman who have not gone through it at all, it will be even more exciting for them. It’s a great feeling when your hard work pays of.”

Team members Fredy Mendoza, Berni Michaud, Danilo Silva and Diego Outeiral have been nominated for the 2014 USCAA All-American honors.

Furthermore, players Jorge Guarin, Tomas Wais, Richardson Fodoasse, and Sunday Ogundipe have been nominated for the 2014 USCAA Academic All-American honors. The All-American and Academic All-American recipients will be announced on Nov. 5 in Charleston, West Virginia.