Student Athlete Recruit Central

Come play for NOVA!

Thank you for your interest in Northern Virginia Community College or NOVA as we are widely known. While relatively new to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), NOVA has a solid winning tradition and expects great things from all its athletics teams, student-athletes, and coaching staff.

NOVA’s athletics teams have earned a reputation for success. We have a tradition of winning
and making NOVA proud. Most recently, NOVA women's cross country and and women's volleyball team captured the 2014 Region 20 Championships.

Other highlights include the women's basketball team winning the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) State Championship in 2012.  The men's basketball team won the VCCS Championship in 2011.

NOVA has had athletic teams from nearly the time the college was founded in 1964.  However, we are very excited to have joined the NJCAA in 2011 so that our student-athletes can earn the academic and athletic recognition they deserve.

Numerous student-athletes have moved on from NOVA to earn athletic scholarships at four-year colleges and universities across the United States.  We are proud of these students that have used their academic and athletic experiences at NOVA and earned a four-year degree and beyond!

We hope this page allows you to find all the information you need in your quest to becoming part of the NOVA family. We wish you all the best and hope to see you in the near future.

Please contact the coaching staff of the sport in which you are interested in via the Staff Directory and flll out the Play for NOVA online questionnaire.

To play on an intercollegiate (NJCAA sports) team students must be enrolled in 12 or more credits during the semesters of competition.  Please visit the NJCAA particicipation requirements page for information. 

Housing Options:
NOVA does not provide on campus housing; however, the college features a website ( tool to assist students in locating housing options.

Play for NOVA Questionnaire (please select sport of interest)

NJCAA Men's Sports          NJCAA Women's Sports        Non-NJCAA Sports
Men's Basketball   Women's Basketball   Ice Hockey 
Men's Lacrosse    Women's Cross Country    Esports
Men's Soccer   Women's Volleyball    






Helpful links about NOVA:

Helpful links about the NJCAA:

For additional information, please contact Steve Mrowka at or 703-845-6067.