BCC Titans Expand Sports Program
By Space Coast Daily // May 14, 2012
Tennis, Soccer Teams Added
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Things up looking up for the the athletic program at Brevard Community College and the school announced plans Monday to add womens’ varsity tennis and mens’ varsity soccer starting with the 2013-2014 season.
The programs were announced May 14 to the College’s Board of Trustees, providing more opportunities for student-athletes and enhancing BCC’s collegiate experience.
BCC already fields teams in baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball, golf, women’s soccer and volleyball, and has been gaining state and national recognition for their achievements.
The new programs allows the school to build on that success and will give students another reason to enroll at the college, said BCC Athletic Director Jeff Carr.
“BCC builds champions through academic achievement, athletic excellence and national recognition in the classroom and on the playing field,” said Carr.
“The new programs will broaden opportunities for our students, strengthening our commitment to them.”
After adding womens’ varsity soccer last fall, Carr said it was a natural progression for BCC to add a men’s soccer program.
Top Soccer Players In Florida
Brevard County high school and local clubs produce some of the top soccer players in Florida, giving the BCC program a chance to quickly gain prominence, Carr said.
He said tennis continues to grow in popularity across the Space Coast and Carr said he feels adding women’s varsity tennis ill open the door for more students to participate.
Currently BCC has 116 student-athletes spread across the school’s varsity athletic teams.
The Lady Titans women’s soccer team was ranked 11th in the U.S. this year in just its second season and golfer Billy Anderson won the National Junior College Athletic Association Division 1 Men’s Golf National Championship in 2011.
In addition, BCC’s women’s softball team has reached the Florida College System Activities Association state tournament in seven of the past eight years.
BCC hosted the NJCAA Women’s Soccer National Championship last November and will host the event again this year and in 2013.
Besides adding the two new varsity programs, BCC also will beef up its intramural athletic programs as well.
Carr said intramural basketball, volleyball and flag-football will begin this fall and are in response to what Carr calls “significant interest” from students and he hopes it will revive the long-dormant intramural sports program at the school.
The intramural sports will be offered on all four BCC campuses including Titusville, Cocoa, Melbourne and Palm Bay, he said.
To learn more about BCC’s sports programs log on to BrevardCC.edu/student-life/athletics