Jaguar Men's Soccer
Sandoval makes leap to pro soccer
A few months after helping Georgia Perimeter College finish second in the NJCAA tournament, Junior Sandoval has made the big leap to pro soccer.
Sandoval, who had nine goals and 11 assists for 29 points in 12 regular-season matches as a striker for the Jaguars last season, signed with the Puerto Rico Islanders of the U.S. Soccer Federation Division-2 Pro League.
So far this summer, he has played in several matches with no statistics. His listed position with the Islanders is midfielder. Sandoval, a 20-year-old native of Honduras, made the leap from Centennial High School to the pros with a one-year stop at GPC. He was All-Region 17, and his 29 points ranked eighth in the conference.
As the Jaguars’ leading scorer, Sandoval’s stats might have been more gaudy had he not missed a few matches because of an ankle injury. Also, GPC coach Marc Zagara’s system emphasizes balance. The Jaguars produced seven of the top 16 scorers in the region.
GPC reached the national championship game last fall, playing Tyler College of Texas to a scoreless tie. After two scoreless 10-minute overtimes, Tyler won the national championship on penalty kicks.
The Jaguars have gone to the national tournament six consecutive years, winning in 2005 and finishing second three times. Their 2010 season begins Aug. 27 with a home conference match against Gordon College.
The Jaguars’ home soccer games are played at GPC’s Dunwoody Campus, 2101 Womack Road, Dunwoody, GA, 30338.
October 21, 2009
Former Jaguar named to Guyana national team
Former Georgia Perimeter College goalkeeper Roland Day recently was tapped by the Guyana Football Federation to serve on the Guyana national team.
The national team is training for the Suriname Independence Four-Nations Tournament.
“This is a great opportunity for Roland and I am confident he will make the most of it,” said GPC head coach Marc Zagara.
Day played on the Jaguar men’s soccer team when they won the 2005 NJCAA national championship.