Soccer

Two more sophomore members of Navarro's NJCAA Tournament Quarterfinalist Soccer team recently signed letters to continue playing at university programs, coach Alicia Wilson announced. Signings by Laura Duran and Vianey Rivera raised the number to seven from the 2018-19 Bulldogs' squad. Duran signed a national letter of intent to attend Georgia Southwestern State University and play soccer for coach Enrique Rodriguez’ Hurricanes in the Peach Belt Conference. Duran scored three goals and assisted on six more during her two-year career at Navarro as coach Alicia Wilson’s Bulldogs went 31-4-2 during two Region XIV finals campaigns. The native of San Carlos, Costa Rica, joins a lengthening list of NC products, including Maitane Bravo and Andrea Rabanales who signed with Ball State University, Wasila Diwura, who chose Lamar University, and Valentina Carvajal, who inked with Midwestern State University. “We are very excited for her and wish her the best,” coach Wilson said. Georgia Southwestern State University, located in Americus, Ga., began its NCAA Division II women’s soccer program in 2006. On Wednesday, April 10, Vianey Rivera signed a letter of intent to attend Brewton-Parker College and play soccer for the Barons of the Southern States Athletic Conference. "Vianey is just an amazing individual and always gives her best in what...

HATTIESBURG, Ms --  Navarro soccer coach Alicia Wilson was inducted into William Carey University's Sports Hall of Fame during homecoming weekend Saturday, March 23. Wilson, who played between 2000-04, was one of the most decorated women’s soccer players to ever play at William Carey. She was a four-time All-Conference, four-time first-team All-Region, and four-time All-American while remaining on the Dean's List each year.  The former Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC) Player of the Year captained the Jamaican team while leading her country through multiple CONCACAF World Cup and Olympic Qualifying Games. Wilson played professionally for six years in the W-League, Iceland and Costa Rica. Alicia started her coaching career at the University of West Florida as a graduate assistant, and then full time assistant coach. Alicia helped UWF to many conference championships and multiple runs in the National Tournaments (runners up in the national final). Her Navarro soccer program consistently has being ranked among the NJCAA's top 15 the last 4 seasons as the four-time Region XIV finalists compiled a 55-14-4 record (.753). Most recently, her 15-2-2 Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 three weeks and qualified for the 2018 national tournament at Foley, Al.  ...

Navarro Soccer has arranged a spring schedule of four matches and capped by its annual alumni game. Coach Alicia Wilson released the Bulldogs' schedule that will include April 6 matchups against Sam Houston State at 11 am, and against Midwestern State University at 3 pm here at the Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex. Navarro's spring debut will be March 29 against Texas Woman's University at Denton. The annual Alumni Game will be April 27.  ...

Navarro Soccer's Valentina Carvajal signed Friday to attend Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls and play soccer for the Mustangs of the Lone Star Conference. Carvajal, a Cali, Colombia, native, will transfer to MSU for the 2019 spring semester, according to Navarro coach Alicia Wilson. Carvajal was the top goalscorer (19), third in assists (10) and second-leading pointmaker (48) for Navarro's 15-2-2 NJCAA Tournament Qualifiers. The sophomore forward had two hat tricks during conference play, and also had a two-goal game in the Bulldogs' 3-2 win over Tyler here at The Roark Montgomery Soccer Complex. Midwestern State, now coached by Ryan Spence, has competed at or beyond the conference tournament semifinal level 19 of 24 seasons. The Mustangs also have advanced to NCAA Division-II South Central Regionals five times since 2010. Carvajal is the fourth member of Navarro's Region XIV finalists to sign and announce transfer plans. Earlier this month, Maitane Bravo and Andrea Rabanales signed with Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., and Wasila Diwura opted for Lamar University in Beaumont....

Navarro sophomore midfielder Wasila Diwura signed to attend Lamar University and to play soccer with the Southland Conference's Cardinals. The two-time, NJCAA first-team All-American's selection ended weeks of communications with coaches of four-year soccer programs all over the country, Navarro head coach Alicia Wilson said. Diwura will enroll for the spring 2019 semester at the Beaumont, Tx., school, Wilson said. Diwura scored 30 goals (9 game-winners), assisted on 28 others and totaled 88 points during her two-year Navarro career. Her 18-goal, 16-assist season in 2018 helped the Bulldogs reach the NJCAA Tournament Quarterfinals. Coach Steve Holeman's 12-6-2 Cardinals reached the SLC Tournament Semifinals in 2018. In 2017, his first Lamar team fashioned a school-record 18-4-1 record that resulted in regular-season and tournament championships, plus an NCAA post-season bid. Holeman became the first Lamar coach to win Southland Conference Coach of the Year honors after the banner 2017 season.  He came to Lamar after building programs at Ole Miss and at Georgia.  His 16-year tenure at Ole Miss (158-119-23) included 13 straight SEC Tournament appearances and four NCAA Tournament berths.  In five years at Georgia (53-39-1), his teams landed two NCAA post-season berths. Diwura, an Accra, Ghana native, became the third NC sophomore soccer player this week...