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Congratulations to Black Hawk College men’s soccer players Jose Ruiz and Max Oviedo for being named to the All-Conference Second Team!

Ruiz – a freshman striker and 2021 graduate of Moline High School – was one of the team captains and led the Braves with nine goals and four assists.

Oviedo – a freshman center midfielder and 2021 graduate of Alcott High School in Chicago – stepped up to fill in positions when teammates were sidelined due to injuries.

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Having two players named to the All-Conference Second Team is especially noteworthy since 2021 was the BHC soccer program’s inaugural season. The all-freshmen Braves lineup went up against teams with longstanding soccer programs in the NJCAA Division II Region IV Arrowhead Conference.

“The season went well even though we had to overcome injuries and the challenges of COVID,” said Charlie Ochoa, men’s soccer coach.

“We’re looking forward making bigger things happen Fall 2022,” he said. “Our goal is to add even more talent to the team.”

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