2005-2006 NJCAA Division I National Champions
November 27, 2006
Three Jaguars honored as NJCAA All-Americans
Georgia Perimeter College freshman Martin Nunez and sophomores Aaron Ingham and Chris Brugger were recognized by the National Junior College Athletic Association as All-Americans for their accomplishments this season.
As a first team selection, Nunez topped the nation with 30 goals scored, placing him second at GPC in the number of goals scored in a single-season. He also finished with 17 assists.
On the season, Ingham a second team All-American, recorded 105 saves on 117 shots on goal with a 0.570 goals against average this season, which ranks him ninth in the nation among goalies.
Brugger, who was also named to the second team, helped lead a GPC defense that allowed only 12 goals and recorded 13 shut-outs.
Georgia Perimeter finished the season at 23-1-1 and placed fifth at the NJCAA national tournament after winning the title last year.
November 20, 2006
GPC finishes fifth at nationals
Georgia Perimeter College cruised to a 4-1 victory over Northern Oklahoma to claim fifth place at the National Junior College Athletic Association men’s soccer national tournament in Tyler, Texas, Sunday.
GPC shut out Northern Oklahoma (18-4) in the first half and opened a 3-0 halftime lead with goals scored by Christian Vallejos, Clotaire Joseph and Heber Hernandez. Martin Nunez, the nation’s leading scorer with 30 goals, added another goal in the 70th minute to seal the victory for the Jaguars. Aaron Ingham recorded seven saves in the win.”The team played hard,” said GPC head coach Marc Zagara.
In Thursday’s first round, the College of DuPage, Ill., defeated GPC 2-1, dropping the Jaguars into the losers’s bracket.
”It was a disappointing loss for us,” assistant coach Ron Moore said.Georgia Perimeter rebounded with a 1-0 victory over Illinois Central College Friday, advancing to the consolation final. GPC sophomore Chris Brugger was named to the All-Tournament team.
The Jaguars entered the national tournament ranked No. 1 in the nation. It marks the third consecutive trip to nationals for the Jaguars, who were runners-up in 2004 and won the national championship last year.To reach the national tournament, GPC (23-1-1) defeated Wallace State Community College, Ala., 5-0 in the Southeast District championship at GPC’s Dunwoody campus two weeks ago. On Oct. 28 the Jaguars won a third consecutive Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 championship title with a 5-0 victory over Young Harris College in Albany.
November 6, 2006
Brugger receives player of the week honors
Georgia Perimeter College defender Chris Brugger, a native of Churchville, N.Y., was named the National Junior College Athletic Association men’s soccer Division I player of the week during the week of Nov. 1.
The sophomore midfielder is one of four GPC players to receive such recognition this season. He has helped the top-ranked Jaguars secure two victories and the Georgia Junior College Region 17 championship last week.
Brugger, a returning starter from the 2005 National Championship team, is the anchor of a defense that has allowed 16 goals this season and compiled 12 shutouts and a 21-0-1.
The first team All-Region selection helped the team to back-to-back NJCAA Southeast District titles with a 5-0 win over Wallace State (15-3-1) Saturday. On the season Brugger has 10 assists and one goal.
November 6, 2006
Georgia Perimeter wins title
Freshman Heber Hernandez scored 3 goals and had an assist to lead Georgia Perimeter College over Wallace State Community College, Ala., 5-0 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Southeast District men’s soccer championship Saturday.
Georgia Perimeter (21-0-1) advances to the eight-team national tournament in Tyler Texas, beginning Nov. 16. It marks the third consecutive trip to nationals for the Jaguars, who were runners-up in 2004 and won the national championship last year. GPC finished the current season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA poll.
“It is good to back to Tyler and defend our title,” said GPC head coach Marc Zagara.
Martin Nunez also added a goal and four assists for the Jaguars. Alejandro Ruiz-Rumph scored a goal and Chris Ugarte of Duluth had an assist. Freshmen accounted for all goals and assists.
Nationally, Nunez and Hernandez are ranked 2nd and 4th, respectively, in scoring among two-year colleges. With a combined 54 goals, the duo has accounted for almost half of GPC's 114 total goals this season.
Freshman Lucas Rogue leads the nation’s two-year colleges in assists with 21 and ranks 25th in scoring.
The Jaguars have outscored their opponents 114-16, its largest point spread margin in school history.
GPC goalkeeper Aaron Ingram, a two-time All-Region selection, stopped all 8 shots on goal by Wallace State (15-3-1) and recorded his 12th shut-out this season. Ranked fourth nationally in goalkeeping, the sophomore keeper has given up only nine goals in 1,625 minutes, stopping 87 of 96 shots on goal for a .498 goals against average.
Ingram and GPC’s defense shut down Wallace State’s high-scoring duo, Michael Gallacher and Justin Pino, ranked fifth and seventh in the nation.
GPC reached the district championship by defeating Young Harris College 5-0 in the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 championship Oct. 29. The Jaguars finished the current season ranked No. 1 in the NJCAA poll.
October 29, 2006
Jaguars make it three in a rowThe defending national champion and top-ranked Georgia Perimeter College men’s soccer team continued to dominant the conference, making it three consecutive Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 championship titles, with a 5-0 victory over Young Harris College Sunday.
Freshman midfielder Clotaire Joseph struck early for the Jaguars in the 33rd minute on a pass by Heber Hernandez for one of his two assists. Jamie Saenz and Martin Nunez also found the inside of the net to give the Jaguars a 3-0 half-time lead.
“We were the best in the league and it was ours to loss,”said GPC head coach Marc Zagara. “We are very talented and loaded offensively.”
In the second half, Christian Vallejos scored on a penalty kick, while Adrian Brown connected with Hernandez for the Jaguars’ final goal.
Aaron Ingham, a two-time GJCAA All-Region selection, had six saves and recorded his second shutout of the tournament against Young Harris and his 11th shutout overall. On the season, Ingham has given up only nine goals in 1,535 minutes. He has 79 saves on 88 shots on goal with a .528 goals against average, which ranks him sixth-best in NJCAA Division I.
With the win, the Jaguars extended its conference winning streak to 39 consecutive victories, which spans over three seasons.
GPC reached the finals by beating South Georgia College 2-0 Saturday. Hernandez again delivered on assists to Nunez and Chris Ugarte to help the Jaguars advance to Sunday’s championship match.
For their accomplishments this season, the Jaguars were awarded 11 players on the GJCAA All-Region team, the most ever in the program’s history. Nunez, the 2006 GJCAA Player of the Year, led the way as the top player in the conference with 67 points on 28 goals and 11 assists, which also ranks him second in the nation. Hernandez, Ingham, Chris Brugger, Vallejos and Abdifatah Hassan rounded out the first team, while Marcelo Aguirre, Ugarte and Adrian Brown were second team selections. Hernando Quintero and Alberto Chamarro received honorable mention votes.
The freshmen duo of Nunez and Hernandez accounted for almost half of GPC’s 109 total goals this season. Hernandez is ranked second in the conference behind Nunez and eighth nationally with 57 points on 22 goals and 13 assists.
The Jaguars have outscored their opponents 109-16, its largest margin of wins and losses in school history.
Lucas Rogue, who leads the nation in assists with 21, is currently third as GPC’s single-season assist leader behind Luis Campo, who set the single-season record with 26 assists in 2004.
Georgia Perimeter (20-0-1, 12-0) will host Wallace State Community College, the Alabama Community College Conference winner, in the NJCAA Southeast District 10 championship game on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2:30 p.m., on GPC’s Dunwoody campus. The winner will advance to the national tournament in Tyler, Texas.
October 26, 2006
Ingham named NJCAA player of the week
Georgia Perimeter College goalie, Aaron Ingham, received Player of the Week honors by the National Junior College Athletic Association for the week of October 25.
In two contests last week, Ingham posted two shut-outs in the top-ranked Jaguars’ victories over Truett-McConnell College 5-0 and Andrew College 6-0. Ingham has nine shutouts on the season and has given up only nine goals in 1,355 minutes. He has 68 saves on 77 shots on goal with a .598 goals against average, which ranks him sixth in the nation.
Ingham has helped the 18-0-1 Jaguars close out an undefeated regular season for the first time in the program’s history. GPC will defend its Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 championship Saturday, Oct. 28, in a semifinal game against South Georgia College at 8 p.m. The winner will advance to the championship game on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 2:00 p.m.
October 23, 2006
GPC ends regular season undefeatedWith a 6-0 victory over Andrew College Saturday, the No.1 ranked Georgia Perimeter College men’s soccer team and defending national champion completed a perfect 18-0-1 regular season and extended its winning streak to 38 consecutive wins.
Leading the Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 conference and ranked among the top scoring leaders in the nation are a pair of GPC freshmen Martin, Nunez and Heber Hernandez.
Nunez, who is ranked second in the nation, leads Georgia Perimeter with 60 points on 26 goals and 11 assists, while Hernandez, ranked No.10, has scored 51 points on 21 goals and nine assists. The duo has scored more than half of GPC’s 93 total goals this season.
The Jaguars have outscored their opponents 101-16, its largest margin of wins and losses in school history.
Freshman Lucas Rogue who leads the nation in assists with 20 is currently third as GPC’s All-time assist leader behind Luis Campo who set a single-season record with 26 assists in 2004.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ingham recorded his ninth shut-out against Andrew and his 0.598 goals-against average ranks him sixth in the nation.
The Jaguars will defend its GJCAA conference tournament championship title, hosted by Darton College in Albany, Georgia, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., in the semifinal game against the winner of the Oct. 25, play-in match between South Georgia College and Truett McConnell.
October 19, 2006
Nunez and Hernandez lead Jaguars in conference victories
Ranked among the top scoring leaders in the nation, freshmen Martin Nunez and Heber Hernandez led the Georgia Perimeter College men’s soccer team on offense with two goals in a 5-0 rout of Truett-McConnell College Tuesday and one goal apiece as the Jaguars held off South Georgia College last Saturday.
Martin who is ranked fourth, leads GPC with 60 points on 25 goals and 10 assists while Hernandez, ranked No.10, has scored 50 points on 21 goals and 10 assists. The duo has scored more than half of GPC’s 87 total goals this season.
Also contributing on offense is freshman Lucas Rogue who leads the nation in assists with 20. Rogue is currently third as GPC’s All-Time assist leader behind Luis Campo who set a single season record with 26 assists in 2004.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ingham recorded his eighth shut-out against Truett. Ingham’s 0.640 goals against average ranks him ninth in the nation.
With one regular season game remaining on the road against Andrew College, Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2:00 p.m., the Jaguars are ready to defend its Georgia Junior College Athletic Association Region 17 conference tournament championship in the semifinal game on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m., against the winner of the South #2/North #3 play-in match.
September 25, 2006
GPC men’s soccer off to fast start
With only nine returning players on the roster and despite losing Ricardo Cardoso, the nation’s leading scorer from last season, and the national Player of the Year in Luis Campo, the Georgia Perimeter College men’s soccer team is proving to be a tough contender this season with an 12-0-1 record, its best start in recent years.
GPC, the reigning national champion, has been ranked No.1 by the National Junior College Athletic Association since the preseason ranking and has not dropped a game since losing the first two games of last season. The winning streak also includes 31 consecutive conference wins, dating back to the 2003 season.
“We have signed a group of very talented guys,” said GPC head coach Marc Zagara.
At the end of September, the freshmen duo of Martin Nunez (Miami, FL) and Heber Hernandez (Miami Springs, FL) ranked among the top 10 in scoring, nationally. Nunez is sixth with 34 points on 15 goals and eight assists, while Hernandez is ninth with 13 goals and five assists.
Lucas Rogue (Deerfield Beach, FL) and Adrian Brown (Sunrise, FL) have scored 22 points each for the Jaguars and Rogue also leads GPC in assists with 12.
In ten games, GPC has outscored its opponents 61-12 and has recorded five shut-outs, against Georgia Military College, Gordon College, Marion Military Institute, South Georgia College and Young Harris College.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ingham has a 0.612 goals against average with 34 saves and five goals allowed in 735 minutes in goal.
With victories of Truett-McConnell College 4-2 and Spartanburg Methodist College 5-1 during the week of Sept. 15, GPC faced fourth-ranked Louisburg College in a battle that ended in a 2-2 overtime tie.
The Jaguars have one remaining home game Oct. 8, against Darton College at 3:00 p.m., before closing out the season on a four game conference road trip against Young Harris on Oct. 10, South Georgia Oct. 14, Truett-McConnell Oct. 17, and Andrew College Oct. 21. All home games are played on GPC’s Dunwoody campus.
September 18, 2006
GPC holds on to No. 1 spot
The Georgia Perimeter College men’s soccer team remains No. 1 in the National Junior College Athletic Association poll released Tuesday, after defeating conference opponent Darton College, 3-1, at home Saturday.
GPC (8-0, 5-0), the reigning national champion, has been in the top spot since the preseason ranking and has not dropped a game since losing the first two games of last season. The streak also includes 30 consecutive conference wins, dating back to the 2003 season.
With only nine returning players on the roster and despite losing Ricardo Cardoso, the nation’s leading scorer from last season, and the national Player of the Year in Luis Campo, the Jaguars are off to their best start in recent years.
“We have signed a group of very talented guys,” said GPC head coach Marc Zagara.
Herber Hernandez (Miami Springs, FL) and Martin Nunez (Miami, FL), both with 24 points, lead a group of GPC freshman in the top 20 nationally in scoring. Hernandez is ranked fifth in the nation with 11 goals and two assists, while Nunez is sixth with nine goals and six assists.
Lucas Rogue (Deerfield Beach, FL) and Adrian Brown (Sunrise, FL) round out the foursome with 21 points on five goals and 11 assists and 19 points on eight goals and three assists, respectively.
In eight games, GPC has outscored its opponents 50-7 and has recorded five shut-outs, against Georgia Military College, Gordon College, Marion Military Institute, South Georgia College and Young Harris College.
Goalkeeper Aaron Ingham leads the Jaguars with 21 saves and two goals allowed in 555 minutes in goal. His 0.324 goals against average ranks 13th nationally.
The Jaguars will play host to Truett McConnell College Tuesday in a 4:00 p.m., home game, before traveling to South Carolina Saturday and Sunday to take on a pair of nonconference opponents, Spartanburg Methodist and No. 4 Louisburg College, at 1:00 p.m., respectively. All home games are played on GPC’s Dunwoody campus.
September 12, 2006
Jaguars cruise to 6-0 with shut-out victories
The No. 1 ranked Georgia Perimeter College men’s soccer team recorded its third and fourth shut-out games of the season and extended its 24-game winning streak with victories over Marion Institute 12-0 and South Georgia College 5-0 last week.
GPC (6-0, 3-0) has not dropped a game since losing the first two games of last season. The streak also includes 28 consecutive conference wins, dating back to the 2003 season.
Martin Nunez (Sunset HS, Miami, FL), ranked second in the nation with nine goals and 24 points, leads four GPC freshman in the top 15 nationally in scoring, including Lucas Rogue (Monarch HS, Deerfield Beach, FL) five goals, 10 assists and 20 points, Herber Hernandez (Miami Springs HS, Miami Springs, FL) nine goals, two assists and 20 points and Adrian Brown (Piper HS, Sunrise, FL) seven goals, four assists and 18 points.
Georgia Perimeter has outscored its opponents 45-6. In 465 minutes, GPC goalkeeper, Aaron Ingham, has recorded 20 saves on goal, 18 saves and a 0.387 goals against average.
Next, the Jaguars will host conference opponent Young Harris College at 4:00 p.m., today on GPC’s Dunwoody campus, before traveling to face Darton College in Albany, Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2:00 p.m.
August 15, 2006
GPC ranks No. 1 in preseason poll
The National Junior College Athletic Association ranked the Georgia Perimeter College men's soccer team No.1 in its preseason poll released Aug. 1.
GPC won the school's first men's soccer national championship in 2005, defeating Yavapai College, 3-1 and finished the season 20-2-1.
The Jaguars begin the 2006 season with a conference home opener Sunday, Aug. 27, against Georgia Military College at 2:00 p.m. GPC has three non-conference games on the schedule against Prince Georgia College, No. 13 Cincinnati State College and Marion Military College. Georgia Perimeter is set to defend both its conference and national title.