Owens Express Soccer Programs to Hold Open Tryouts, July 30

Posted Jul 13th, 2011 by Brad Meyer  Category: Arts & Entertainment


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Prospective high school graduates and area residents interested in playing intercollegiate men’s or women’s soccer for Owens Community College are invited to open tryouts on Saturday, July 30.

The men’s soccer open tryouts will take place from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., while the open tryouts for the women’s soccer team will occur from 12-2 p.m. Both open tryouts will be held at the College’s Soccer Complex on the Toledo-area Campus. Owens is located on Oregon Road in Perrysburg Township.

Owens men’s soccer is led by Head Coach Art Johnson and completed its twelfth season as an Owens athletic program in 2010. The Express finished with an 11-10 overall record. Johnson’s team finished in third place in the final Ohio Community College Athletic Conference/Michigan Community College Athletic Conference (10-6 record) standings. Owens lost to Ancilla College in the first round of the NJCAA Region XII Championships.

The new women’s soccer program is led by first-year Head Coach Mary Whisler. In August 2010, Owens announced it was expanding its intercollegiate athletic programs to include a new women’s soccer team. The Express program officially begins NJCAA competition with the start of the upcoming 2011 fall season after serving as a club sport this past year.

The Express women’s soccer program is a Division II member of the NJCAA. Owens will primarily compete against other colleges and universities from Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania, including Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Lorain County Community College, Schoolcraft College, Delta College and Mercyhurst North East, among others. Owens’ Soccer Complex serves as the home venue for the new intercollegiate athletic program and the first match in team history will occur on Sunday, Aug. 28 against Mercyhurst North East.

With the start of the 2011 fall season, the Express women’s soccer program becomes the eighth intercollegiate athletic program offered at Owens. The seven other sports include men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s golf, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s soccer and women’s volleyball.

Scholarships are still available and prospective Owens Express student-athletes must be high school graduates. For more information on the open tryouts, call (567) 661-7938 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7938.

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