Men's Soccer

FORMER FALCON LIONEL BROWN SIGNS WITH MIAMI FC

Lionel BrownLionel Brown
Former East Central College soccer player, Lionel Brown, is continuing his professional career with Miami FC after being traded by the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers. A 1st Team All-Region selection in 2008 for the Falcons, Brown helped guide the East Central College to an MCCAC Conference Championship and a Region 16 Championship his sophomore year in the nets.

JAKE ERWIN SIGNS WITH UMSL

Jake ErwinJake ErwinAnother key member of East Central College's NJCAA Division I Region 16 runner-up soccer team is moving onto a four-year school. Jake Erwin (St. Francis Borgia Regional High School) has agreed to continue his career at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL).Winning on the field is just a part of what a community college athletic program does. Another key role is finding situations for its athletes when it's time to move to a four-year school.

Falcon Signee, Ismael Gutierrez Comes with Winning Attitude

Ismael GuiterrezIsmael Guiterrez
The East Central Soccer Falcons have signed an attacking player from Albuquerque, New Mexico. Ismael Gutierrez comes from Rio Rapids Soccer Club team which was ranked 3rd in the state of New Mexico by Gotsoccer magazine and has had a very successful high school season as he was named 6A 1st team All-State. He finished his senior year by scoring the winning goal in the High School State Championship game for Albuquerque High School.

Christian Clardy-Lopez Signs with Falcons

Christian Clardy-LopezChristian Clardy-LopezThe East Central College Soccer Falcons have signed another student-athlete from New Mexico for the 2016 fall season. Christian Clardy-Lopez, a versatile central midfielder from Artesia, NM, recently completed his official letter to attend ECC. Head Soccer Coach Kean Barclay knows Clardy-Lopez is the kind of central midfielder that will add a strong presence to the team.

ECC Soccer Players Receive National Accolades

The National Soccer Coaches Athletic Association (NSCAA) recently released the Scholar All-American awards for 2015, and two players from East Central were recognized as members of the 2nd team. Sophomores Matt Hampton, Marquette Catholic High School, Alton, Illinois and Zeke Little, Notre Dame High School, Quincy, Illinois received the awards.

Zach Druhe Signs with Falcons

Looking to reload for the 2016 season, Kean Barclay has made his first signing for 2016. Zach Druhe, a versatile player from Granite City, Ill., High School, is the newest Falcon.

"I'm pretty excited," Druhe said on his signing day on the East Central College campus. Druhe indicated the soccer and the precision machining programs drew him to East Central. "I saw that and said this is where I wanted to go," Druhe said.

HAMILTON NAMED NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN AS FALCONS TAKE HOME POST SEASON HONORS

DARREN HAMILTON NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN 2015DARREN HAMILTON NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN 2015A fantastic season for the East Central College men’s soccer team was capped off with honors across the board for Coach Kean Barclay’s squad. Topping the list this year was an NJCAA All-American honor for freshman defender Darren Hamilton. Hamilton was named 3rd Team All-American to become the East Central College’s sixth soccer NJCAA All-American in program history. http://www.njcaa.org/sports/msoc/2015-16/div1/all-americans/index

FALCONS FALL SHORT IN REGION 16 CHAMPIONSHIP

Archibald Darko-Boateng Wins HeadballArchibald Darko-Boateng Wins HeadballThe East Central College Falcons (16-4-1) struck early in the Region 16 final against Jefferson College and looked to be in command of the match. Umoh Ufot scored 15 seconds into the match from the center off to stun the Viking defense. The game looked to be settling in and Alejandro Garcia elevated ECC to a 2-0 win just 10 minutes into the match. The Falcons were playing great and holding Jefferson out most of the first half.

FALCONS TOP ARCHERS 4-2 IN REGION SEMIFINAL

Joe DrakeJoe DrakeThe Falcons 16-3-1 have passed the latest post-season test by winning their NJCAA Region 16 semi-final over St. Louis Community College 4-2. ECC struck first on a blistering long range shot from 40 yards out by Joe Drake to start the scoring. Chukwujindu Isreal-Bolarinwa laid the pass off into space and Drake hammered the shot past the Archers keeper Nicklaus Bertich. The Archers quickly answered with a goal of their own.

FALCONS MOVE ON TO NEXT ROUND WITH 5-1 VICTORY OVER ST. CHARLES

Darren HamiltonDarren HamiltonThe Falcons were are able to quickly put goals on the scoreboard in a 5-1 NJCAA Region 16 Quarterfinal victory over St. Charles Community College. ECC looked dominate from start to finish. An interesting score line had all three Jacobs: Erwin, Moore and Byers netting goals for the Falcons. Umoh Ufot put two goals into the back of the net as well. Archibald Darko-Boateng collected two assists in the match to help send the Falcons to the semifinal matchup against St.