GCC Athletics Update: Barros de Souza Commits to MACU
Written by WBTA STAFF on December 10, 2019
Hiago Barros de Souza (right) joined by Assistant Vice President of Student Engagement and Inclusion Kristen Schuth as he signs his Letter of Intent with Mid-America Christian University (MACU) to continue his soccer career
BATAVIA, NY… Genesee men’s soccer player Hiago Barros de Souza is continuing his soccer and academic career as he will be attending Mid-America Christian University (MACU) in the fall.
Barros de Souza will be heading to an NAIA Evangels program that finished the 2019 regular season with a record of 20-3-1 and are the 2019 NCCAA National Champions. The Evangels were also the 2019 NCCAA Central Region Champions. Hiago will join former Cougar Rodrigo Albuquerque wearing the Red, White, and Black of MACU.
A 5’7 sophomore from Cerquilho, Brazil, Hiago Barros de Souza played in a total of 43 games wearing the Genesee Blue and Gold. Hiago started 33 of those contests, scoring 47 career goals. Barros de Souza tallied 27 assists and totaled 121 points in his two years. His 121 points places him second in school history and sits as the leader in goals and points in a single season.
2019 was a breakout season for Barros de Souza, leading the country in goals (34) and points (82). Hiago was also named an NJCAA Division III First Team All-American as well as named to the NJCAA Region III All-Region Team as well as an Western New York Athletic Conference All-Conference team member.
The 2019 Cougars reached the NJCAA Division III Men’s Soccer National Semifinals, losing to eventual national champion Richland College.