Monday, July 22, 2013

Harper Fall Sports Starting in One Month

The Harper cross country teams are looking to continue their success in 2013. (Jim Cummins)
PALATINE, Ill. –While no Harper athletic team has competed since mid-May, the five fall sports teams will return to action in one month.

Women's Volleyball

Coming off a 36-win season in 2012, the Hawks open play Aug. 22 with the South Suburban Invitational in South Holland, Ill. The Hawks went 10-2 in N4C play last season to earn a share of the conference title with Rock Valley and Madison College.

Men's Cross Country

The Hawks begin their quest for a third consecutive national championship Sept. 6 with the Aurora Invite. The Hawks won the title last year in convincing fashion, scoring 58 points to beat out nearest challenger Gloucester CC (98 points).

Women's Cross Country

The Hawks also begin their season Sept. 6 with the Aurora Invite. Last year, the women's team had two athletes compete at the national meet. Jordan Wagner placed fifth in the meet to earn First Team All-American honors, while Gabby Beaupre placed 73rd.

Men's Soccer

The Hawks went 3-11 last year, but they are looking forward to a fresh start beginning Aug. 28 with conference rival Joliet. Joliet knocked Harper out of the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the Hawks, and the Hawks will be looking to avenge that loss to start the year.

Women's Soccer

The Hawks are looking to make it back to nationals for the second straight year, as they open the 2013 campaign on the road at Joliet Aug. 28. Harper knocked out Joliet in the playoffs last year on their way to capturing a Region IV Championship and berth to nationals, where they took sixth place.

Full season previews will be available once the school year draws closer and rosters are finalized. 

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