College of Southern Maryland
Sarah Williams MS, ATC, LAT, PES
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By: A.J. Mason
The College of Southern Maryland women’s soccer team claimed its first-ever Region XX tournament championship on Saturday with a 2-1 victory over the second-seeded Harford Fighting Owls at Harford Community College.
Later in the day, also at Harford, CSM's men’s soccer team lost 6-5 in penalty kicks to CCBC-Essex after the game was tied at 2 through regulation and two sudden-death overtime periods.
The women avenged a 1-0 loss to CCBC-Essex in last year’s region title contest. Head coach Adam Sanchez mentioned that the goal before the season transpired was to win the region.
"We wanted to win the region and our team has really worked really hard for this, I’m really proud of the girls," said Sanchez, whose team is currently ranked 10th in the NJCAA polls and 11th in the NSCAA Division I polls. "They have been working hard, this is a special group. Hats off to Harford, they battled and fought to the end." click here for more
By: AJ Mason
The College of Southern Maryland women’s soccer team has been a force to be reckoned with this season, winning 14 out of 15 games, including 10 shutouts.
The Hawks are currently 14-1 overall, 7-0 in the Maryland Junior College Athletic Conference, and can clinch their second-straight conference title on Monday when they wrap up the regular season Monday evening at the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville.
And the accomplishments go beyond the stats and the wins and losses.
In mid-September, CSM, moved into the national rankings, 19th in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire Division I junior college women’s soccer poll, the first time that the program has ever been ranked.
The Hawks had seven wins at that point. Seven wins later, they continue to rise in the national rankings, to No. 10 in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I poll and to No. 12 in the NSCAA poll.
Of the 14 wins this season, six have come...click here for more
By: AJ Mason
The College of Southern Maryland women's soccer team had a record-setting season in 2012 that featured the most wins and best winning percentage in program history. It advanced all the way to the Region XX championship game last November, falling to Community College of Baltimore County-Essex 1-0. This fall, the Hawks are back in action and expect nothing less from the campaign a year ago. They are hungry to make another run at region gold. Head coach Adam Sanchez, entering his fifth season with the women’s team, said that depth will be a major strong point this season. "This is by far the deepest team we’ve had in school history," said Sanchez, whose team finished with a program-best 11-4-1 overall record last season. "Every player on the roster is very talented and very accomplished. Competition for minutes will drive the success of the team."
With more depth and key additions to the roster, the Hawks will not lose....click here to read more.
By: AJ Mason
Following a record-setting season that featured the most wins in program history, the College of Southern Maryland women’s soccer team has already expanded on last year’s success and made history on Tuesday.
According to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America rankings, the Hawks are now ranked 19th nationally in the Division I junior college soccer polls, the first time that the program has ever been ranked.
“The immediate feedback on a national level is great and we really appreciate being recognized,” Sanchez said. “However, we know that the early rankings don’t mean anything. Yes, it’s nice to get a pat on the back for all the hard work and dedication, but we still want finish this month out strong and we still have October and November to take care of. Hopefully, things will continue to pay off for us.”
The Hawks are off to a hot start this season with a 7-1 overall record, 3-0 in Maryland Junior College Conference play, including a four-game winning streak.
“We’ve been doing fantastic in the games and [Tuesday] night was a great example of that,” said Sanchez, whose team defeated visiting Montgomery College, 5-0, on Tuesday. The national rankings became public just hours before kickoff. “We had a tough first half, only leading 2-0, but we came out in the second half and put three [goals] away in the first 10 minutes. We showed how well we could play when we are on our game.”
When asked about what has been the key to winning early, Sanchez said... click here for more