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Hurricanes kick off the new year with soccer

The Paul D. Camp Community College Athletics Department celebrated 2019 with the news of the addition of a men’s and women’s soccer program.

The plan is to have the teams in place for competition by the fall semester, which starts in late August.

The sports program has quickly picked up momentum, and enrollment has already increased since 2017 when the baseball program was created and athletic director David Mitchell was hired. The community saw softball implementation and the hire of Coach Carrie Hoeft following soon after in 2018. The addition of soccer is projected to increase full-time enrollment by 50 more students.

“Athletics has added a lot of excitement and publicity in the community,” said PDCCC President Dr. Dan Lufkin. “This initiative also aligns with our strategic plan objectives that include enhancing student engagement, and therefore, ensuring student success.”

According to Mitchell, who has championed a cohesive athletics department since his arrival, creating the soccer teams will help move the athletic department forward.

“This is an exciting time for the Hurricanes,” he said. “We will be playing the same college teams that we do in baseball and softball games.”

Recruitment for a full-time head soccer coach/campus life coordinator is under way. For more information regarding PDCCC athletics, contact Mitchell at 569-6767 or dmitchell@pdc.edu or visit www.pdc.edu.