NTCC Athletics Fall Wrap Up
Northeast Texas Community College Athletic teams will complete the fall competition season this weekend with the final Fall Rodeo competition hosted by Sam Houston State University.
The Fall seasons saw several changes for our programs, some personnel, and some due to COVID-19. Men’s and Women’s soccer usually play in the fall saw their season moved to the spring by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Baseball and Softball had a reduced fall practice season and planned to have their regular spring seasons.
The Eagle Softball program will have a final practice on Friday to complete their first fall under new Head Coach Joshua Freeman. Freeman took over the NTCC Softball program in October and hit the ground running along with returning assistant Coach Kallee Wilkins.
The Eagle Soccer programs saw a lot of new faces. New Head Coach Zane Barnes brought in new assistant coaches JD Perales and Heather Brady, to help lead both the men’s and women’s soccer programs. The Soccer teams were able to conduct a few scrimmages this fall and resume practices on March 15, 2021, with games beginning in early April.
NTCC Rodeo hosted the annual NTCC Rodeo at the Mount Pleasant Rodeo Association Priefert Arena on October 16th and 17, bringing in Rodeo teams from across Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. The Spring Season will take the Rodeo athletes to the Trinity Valley Community College, Texas A & M University-Commerce, Texas A&M University, Hill College, and Wharton County Junior College Rodeos.
Baseball and Softball schedules begin regular-season practices again in January when the Eagle Athletes return to campus for the spring semester. Springtime at NTCC will be busy with several opportunities to catch some live game action starting in early February. You can stay current with our schedules by visiting the Eagle Athletics website at www.ntcceagles.com.