Wilmington, NC –The Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) Women’s Sea Devils Soccer and Volleyball teams recently completed their respective National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Championships. Both teams faced top-ranked competitors throughout tournament play.
The Sea Devils Volleyball team (ranked fifteenth seed going into the tournament) finished the season strong by winning their first NJCAA championship tournament matchup in program history against tenth-seed Moraine Valley. Despite their relentless tenacity, they were defeated by eleventh-seed Muskegon Community College. This marks only the fifth time CFCC women’s volleyball has qualified for the NJCAA National Championships.
Despite a spectacular effort, CFCC’s women’s soccer team (who entered the championships ranked twelfth-seed) was defeated by first-seed Holmes Community College and eighth-seed Schoolcraft College. Despite the losses, Sea Devils demonstrated a high level of sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Their positive interactions with teammates, coaches, opponents, and officials – and no penalty cards throughout tournament play – earned the team the Sportsmanship Award. This tournament run marks only the third time women’s soccer has qualified for the NJCAA National Championships in program history.
“We are overwhelmed with pride for the incredible effort and hard work our student-athletes and coaches demonstrated this year,” said CFCC President Jim Morton. “Having our women’s soccer team recognized with the sportsmanship award speaks volumes to the programs that our coaches run, as well as to the caliber of student-athlete we have. In addition, our women’s volleyball team has made program history with its first championship win. It’s a great year to be a Sea Devil!”
Source: Jess Mays, Athletics/Student Engagement Communications Coordinator