National Champions! Thunderduck Men’s Soccer!
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.