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NCCAA Region Update

The women's soccer and women's volleyball teams won the NCCAA II regional championship tournaments, held in Toccoa Falls, Georgia.

The men's soccer team won second place in the regional tournament. Both women's teams will play in the national tournaments to be held November 7-10.

Women's Soccer

In the championship game for NCCAA II South Regionals, the Lady Cougars played good, solid defense and secured their first Regional Championship title. Winning against the home team, Toccoa Falls College, the Lady Cougars fought hard for the championship banner. The Lady Cougars will advance to the NCCAA National Tournament with the #1 seed and the #1 ranking in the country.


The Cougars captured the 2012 NCCAA South Region Championship with a solid three set sweep over Trinity College of Florida, 25-14; 25-21; 25-18.

The Cougars showed strength and composure as they went up against a very solid opponent in Trinity College. Senior, Richelle Bucklin dominated play at the net finishing with 21 kills while Amanda Bucklin contributed another 15 kills. Amanda Ison led the defense with 14 kills. Kim Ponce, who came in as setter for the tournament, had 12.3 assists per game and did an outstanding job running the offensive attack. With the win, the CCC team secures a place at the NCCAA National Tournament to be held at the Kissimmee Civic Center, November 8-10, 2012.

Men's Soccer

The Cougars fell 1-0 to home team Toccoa Falls in a tough, close match that landed CCC as the second place team in the South Region. They fought hard, but were unable to crack the defense of Toccoa Falls.

The following players earned South Region honors:

Recognition Women's Soccer Women's Volleyball Men's Soccer
Honorable Mention Amanda Ison
Player of the Year Tori Hale Richelle Bucklin
Drew Custer
First Team Kelsey Redemann
Whitney Redemann
Delaney Lester
Amanda Bucklin
Sarah Wild
Drew Custer
James Sikes
Ben Holmes
Anthony DeRosse
Second Team Rebecca Farrell
Katherine Helder
Dana Medich Garrett Hollenbach
Brian Chidarikire

Both women's soccer coach Mark Bates and volleyball coach Vickie Denny were recognized as Coach of the Year.