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Richland College Soccer Updates

Media React to Soccer National Title

The Richland College Thunderduck Men’s Soccer team continue to bask in their 2016 National Championship. Coach Sean Worley appeared on the College Soccer Podcast with Dean Linke to discuss Richland College’s tremendous soccer program and its success over the years. Listen here:

Coach Worley credits this success to the program’s ability to retain tremendous soccer talent over the course of 2 years. His interview with Dean Linke is between the 5:00 minute mark and ends around the 15:00 minute mark.

Assistant Coach Raul Herrera took the team to the set of Univision 23 to be interviewed by sports anchor Pedro Silva after the title.

Pedro Silva interviews team

National Champions! Thunderduck Men’s Soccer!

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The 9-year championship drought is finally over. #Quest4Six Thank you for everyone’s support, especially the alumni. This one is for you.

Richland College under Coach Sean Worley – 2nd most in the nation with 6 titles, trailing only Herkimer with 10. Congratulations to our Hall of Fame Coach and our National Champion student-athletes.

Congratulations to Head Coach Sean Worley on winning NJCAA National Coach of the Year 2016 and for winning his 6th career National Championship ring.

The official NJCAA game summary:

Winning its program’s sixth NJCAA Division III men’s soccer title and first since 2007, Richland coasted to a 4-0 victory over Camden County (N.J.) Sunday at Wehrum Stadium.

Sergio Lara netted two goals in the first half for Richland, leading the Thunderducks in scoring.
Both of Lara’s scores came off assists from Mikkel Rohde who also scored a goal for Richland. Totaling a goal and four assists, Rohde garnered tournament MVP accolades.
David Fragua scored a goal for the Thunderducks with Nathan Thompson earning the assist.
Lara and Fragua were both named to the all-tournament team.
The Richland defense held Camden County to no shots-on-goal.
Richland’s 4-0 margin of victory tied for highest all-time in the DIII final, matching the spread achieved by Herkimer (N.Y.) in 2000 and themselves in 2002.
Richland’s six NJCAA DIII men’s soccer titles are second-most all-time. Herkimer holds the current record with 10 championships.
The Thunderducks finish with a 16-2-0 record with their two losses coming against undefeated Tyler (Texas) and San Jacinto-South (Texas), both qualifiers for the NJCAA DI Men’s Soccer Championship.
Camden County suffered its first loss of 2016 in the championship match, dropping to 18-1-4 for 2016.


Results of NJCAA Soccer Championships

The Richland College Soccer Teams performed well in the National Championships in Tom’s River, New Jersey and Herkimer, New York. The women finished 5th in the nation with a 2-1 victory over DuPage College and the men finished 3rd in the nation with a 4-0 victory over Camden College. Congratulations to the teams, Coach Worley, Coach Toups! Congratulations to sophomore Chessie Luptak (#8) on the Women’s team as well for winning All American!

Men's 3rd place Trophy!

Men’s 3rd place Trophy!


All American won by Richland College’s sophomore Chessie Luptak.

Day 2 of Women’s National Championship

The women’s soccer team won yesterday’s game against New Jersey’s Rowan Gloucester! The final score was 1-0, scored by #23, Richland College student Cynthia Nunez.  Our team will play one last game on Sunday, Nov. 15 in the Consolation Finals at 8:30am CST (9:30am EST). Watch the live stream:

They will be playing for 5th place.

nov 13 game. Richland's Thunderducks against New Jersey Rowan Gloucester.

Go Thunderducks!

nov 13 soccer championship. Thunderducks cheering on their teammates.

Thunderducks cheering on their teammates

Lady Thunderducks compete in NJCAA Quarterfinals

Richland’s Women’s Soccer team returned to Tom’s River, NJ to compete in the National Championship. With several injured players on the team, the Lady Thunderducks fought hard in today’s quarterfinals against the undefeated team, Oxford Emory. They tied 0-0 in both halves. Oxford Emory finally won a goal during overtime.

pregame photo of Thunderfucks women's soccer

Pregame photo

Lady Thunderducks in NJCAA Quarterfinals

Lady Thunderducks in NJCAA Quarterfinals

Lady Thunderducks competing in the rain, in Tom's River, NJ.

Lady Thunderducks competing in the rain, in Tom’s River, NJ.


Lady Thunderducks meet USWNT Captain Christie Rampone

Lady Thunderducks meet USWNT Captain Christie Rampone on the eve of their first National Tournament match against the the Eagles of Oxford Emory College, Oxford, GA today at 12:30CST.

Men’s Soccer headed to National Tournament

After playing frightfully well over Halloween weekend in St. Paul, MN with consecutive wins Friday night versus the Hawks of Harper College (8-1) and over the Anoka Ramsey Rams (3-0) on Halloween night, the gentlemen Thunderducks advance to the National Championship Tournament in Herkimer, NY (November 12-15)

Richland College Athletic Director Guy Simmons congratulated the team.

If you see Coach Worley or any of these fine student athletes, please let them know how proud of them we are. Also please wish them and our women good luck and let’s bring home two National Championships! Let’s go, T-Ducks!


Lady Thunderducks headed to National Tournament after big win over Eastfield

Lady T-Ducks beat EFC 4-3

A crazy, 4-3 win over a very talented #4 Eastfield to capture the Region 5 Conference Championship. Richland squandered a 2-0 lead and was down 3-2 at halftime before coming from behind late in the game to win 4-3. On to New Jersey for the national tournament. See the game stats here on the NJCAA site. Go Thunderducks!!!

AD Guy Simmons celebrated the win.

“Congratulations to Coach Toups and the Thunderduck Women’s Soccer team. They defeated Eastfield 4-3 in the finals of the District C Regional Tournament. They will be representing us in the National Tournament in New Jersey in a couple of weeks. If you see Coach Toups or any of the student athletes, please tell them how proud we are of their accomplishment.”

The National Tournament takes place November 12-15, 2015 DIII Women’s Soccer Championship, Ocean County Stadium; Toms River, N.J.