ANNANDALE – The Northern Virginia Community College soccer teams regular season gets going Wednesday, while the cross country and volleyball squad's preseasons continue Saturday across the DMV.
Wednesday, August 22
5 p.m. – Soccer at CCBC Catonsville
Saturday, August 25
9 a.m. – Cross Country vs. Intersquad (Exhibition)
5 p.m. – Volleyball at Catholic (Exhibition)
Wednesday, August 28
3 p.m. – Soccer vs. Hagerstown
Wednesday is the beginning of the 2018 soccer season for NOVA, as the 2017 Region 20 Division III regular season champions look to repeat its incredible season. The Nighthawks were ranked as high as No. 10 last season, and come into the new campaign unranked.
A season ago, NOVA defeated both Catonsville and Hagerstown 3-1, as Cristian Fuentes led the Nighthawks with three of the six goals. Andres Avila Riano and Joshua Fleming, meanwhile, made a combined nine saves in 11 opportunities between the pipes.
The hunt for a fifth straight NJCAA Region 20 Division I title begins Saturday in the annual Nighthawks Intersquad Meet at Nokesville Park beginning at 9 a.m. NOVA returns two from last season's team, which includes record holder Kmaljeet Athwal.
Following a 19-win 2017 season, NOVA wraps up its exhibition slate Saturday at Catholic University. The Nighthawks won the NJCAA Region Division II regular season championship, but fell to Potomac State in the tournament finals.
NOVA returns a pair from last season including top setter Sarah Abisourour and outside hitter Lauren Havill, who had 175 kills a year ago.