BHC soccer teams make history with playoff appearances

Soccer LogoThe Black Hawk College men’s and women’s soccer teams are making history this week with BOTH teams making their first-ever playoff appearances.

“This has been a breakout year for both teams, and I am excited that both programs get to experience a post-season run,” said Arnie Chavera, BHC athletic director.

The Braves began competing in August 2021. This fall, both teams broke their own records for most wins in a season.

“I am quite proud of Coach Ochoa, Coach Maus and our student-athletes,” Chavera said. “Both teams are talented and have some grit in them.”

Men’s soccer
Regular season record – 11-5-1
Head coach – Charlie Ochoa
NJCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Region 4 Tournament
First playoff game – Wednesday, Oct. 25 at 2:30 p.m. vs. Moraine Valley Community College (8-5-1) in Palos Hills, IL.

Women’s soccer
Regular season record – 8-2-2
Head coach – Elizabeth Maus
NJCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Region 4 Tournament
First playoff game – Thursday, Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. vs. the College of DuPage (5-10-1) at Jacob’s Park in East Moline, IL.

The college announced in February 2020 that it was starting a men’s and women’s soccer program thanks to a generous donation from alumni Bob and Blenda Ontiveros.


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