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As the Richland College menâ€™s 2008 soccer season gets underway, the T-Ducks will start off where they finished last year â€“ as the best NJCAA Division III team in the country.
According to the NJCAA pre-season poll, the defending champions enter this season ranked No. 1.
The T-Ducks, who will be vying for an unprecedented sixth national championship in the past seven years, finished last season with a 16-4-2 record.
Meanwhile, the pre-season poll for the women has yet to be released.
Richland Collegeâ€™s womenâ€™s team advanced to the semifinal round of the national tournament last year and has won two (2004 and 2006) of the last four women NJCAA Division III national championships.
The womenâ€™s first home game is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27 against Tyler Junior College while the men are scheduled to host St. Edwards in a scrimmage at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 26.
The first regular season home game for the T-Duck men is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 12 against Johnson County Community College. Â
The Richland College volleyball teamâ€™s 2008 season gets underway this weekend on the road at a tournament at Lamar College in Port Arthur.
Head coach Zelda Smith and her squad are coming off a season in which the T-Ducks got off to a slow start but ended the regular season strong, ultimately finishing second in the Metro Athletic Conference.
Additionally, several players received all-conference honors, including Ashalyn Scales and NaKiethia Lampkin, whom both earned First-Team All-Conference and All-Region V Team accolades. Both Scales and Lampkin were sophomores last season and wonâ€™t be on this yearâ€™s roster.
However, four freshmen players â€“ Jessica Moore, Ronda Ivey, Jocelyn Brown and Krysta Miles â€“ were awarded honorable mention.
Should they all return to play this season, the T-Duckâ€™s, which featured eight freshmen on last yearâ€™s roster, will have experience in key positions.
Richland College volleyball fans will get their chance to see coach Smithâ€™s team play at home for the first time this year on Monday, Sept. 22 against Brookhaven College.
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Aug. 15, 2008
RICHLAND COLLEGE TO HOST TOP NJCAA SOCCER TEAMS Â
IN THE NATION, NOV. 8-9
Richland College of the Dallas County Community College District will host the 2008 National Junior College Athletic Association men and women Division III national soccer tournaments this fall at the Richland Soccer Complex. The top four menâ€™s and womenâ€™s NJCAA Division III teams in the nation will compete for the 2008 national title, Nov. 8-9.Â
Richland Collegeâ€™s men soccer team won the championship last season for the fifth time in six seasons. Richlandâ€™s womenâ€™s soccer team, which advanced to the semifinal round of the national tournament last year, has won two (2004 and 2006) of the last four women Division III national titles.
â€œHaving the opportunity to host the NJCAA Division III national soccer tournaments is a great honor for Richland College,â€ said Tony Summers, Richland College athletic director. â€œFor all of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex soccer fans, having this tournament here will present a â€˜goldenâ€™ opportunity for you to watch some outstanding, competitive soccer from the best NJCAA teams in the nation.â€
Richland will be hosting the first-ever Division III soccer tournament in DFW and in Texas.