GCC Athletics Update: Players make All-Region teams
Written by Alex Feig on November 7, 2019
Members of the 2019 NJCAA Region III All-Region teams for women’s and men’s soccer
BATAVIA, NY… Eight student-athletes of the Genesee Community College soccer programs have been named to the NJCAA Region III All-Region Teams. Six members of the nationally-ranked, 2019 Region III District B Champion men’s soccer team and two members of the women’s soccer team have been honored by Region III for their outstanding play on the field all season long.
Hiago Barros de Souza, Ed Port, Robert Keogh, Ollie Ardle, Ryan Curtis, and James Lighton were named to the Region III Men’s Soccer All-Region Team. Hiago leads the country in goals with 34, and points with 82. Ed leads the country in assists with 33, breaking the school record for most assists in a single season along the way, and is second in the country in points with 73. Robert Keogh has been a key member of the Cougars defense for the past two seasons. The sophomore defender from Wicklow, Ireland has scored three goals this season. Ollie, a sophomore midfielder from Newport, Wales has scored 11 goals this season, including three game winners. Ryan Curtis, a sophomore midfielder from Corfu, NY scored 12 goals in 19 games this season. James Lighton, one of the team captains from Southend, England, was tough to play against all season. Lighton has scored six goals so far this season. Genesee has a record of 17-3, won the Western New York Athletic Conference title and secured its sixth NJCAA Region III championship with a 4-0 win over Mohawk Valley. Genesee is ranked fifth in the country and will participate in the NJCAA Division III Men’s Soccer National Championships November 14-17 at Herkimer College.
Autumn Ressue and Diante Scheepers have been named to the Region III Women’s Soccer All-Region Team. Autumn, a sophomore from Williamson, NY was a mainstay on the Cougars defense, and scored two goals this season, including one game winner. Diante, a sophomore forward from Willemstad, Curacao scored 10 goals and added 12 assists this season. The women’s soccer team finished the 2019 season with an overall record of 10-7 and 3-1 in the Western New York Athletic Conference. Genesee lost to Hudson Valley Community College in the Region III semifinals.