Leading scorers and goal keeper all-region

Leading scorers and goal keeper all-region

ANNANDALE – Three members Northern Virginia Community College soccer team picked up a NJCAA All-Region 20 nod Friday, which was on by the coaches.

Ismael Ayala and Jack Carroll led the Nighthawks in goals and were just one of four in the region to score double digit goals in 2019. Ayala and Carroll tallied 10 goals apiece and combined to give five assists.

Ayala and Carroll also became the first soccer student-athletes at NOVA to score three goals in a match.

Emmanuel Vargas, meanwhile, earned honorable mention selection after making 94 saves in 12 games. The 94 saves in 2019 topped the NOVA records books for saves in season – besting the previous mark by five, which was done in 2014.

“All three guys helped to some much needed victories in the second half of the season,” head coach Thomas Connolly said. “All three deserve this honor, and it was amazing to watch them take control of the team.”