Three Nighthawks named all-region

Three Nighthawks named all-region

ANNANDALE – The 2017 All-Region 20 teams were announced Monday as forward Everton Bailey, along with midfielder Gabriel Rickmann were named to the first team and Cristian Fuentes garnered honorable mention honors.

For Bailey, it was the second time this postseason he picked up an award. Following the NJCAA Region 20 Division III Tournament, he was selected to the all-tournament team. During the 2017 season, Bailey scored a team-high 11 goals, which includes six against region D-III opponents.  

Tri-captain Rickmann, who was a two-year starter for the Nighthawks played in all 15 games this season and gave a school record 13 assists. Against Cecil, Rickman dished a program record four assists and scored his only goal of the season against Prince George’s.

Fellow tri-captain Fuentes played in all 15 matches and was second on the team in goals with 10. He scored the game-winning goal in three games, which came against Hagerstown, Allegany and Montgomery.

“What a great honor for Everton, Gaby and Cristian,” head coach Thomas Connolly said. “These three guys performed tremendously on the pitch and it showed in the results and my fellow Region 20 coaches saw it too.”