Thursday, June 16, 2016

Conference and Region Champs Holding Tryouts Aug. 1-5

PALATINE, Ill. – The Harper College men's soccer program is holding tryouts starting Monday, August 1 for those interested in playing for the fall 2016 team.

Below is a list of the tryout dates/times:
Monday, August 110 AM-12:30 PM
Tuesday, August 210 AM-12:30 PM
Wednesday, August 310 AM-12:30 PM
Thursday, August 310 AM-12:30 PM
Friday, August 510 AM-12:30 PM

Following the tryout on Friday, August 5, the team will be finalized by head coach Dan Klaus and assistant coach Tom Wang.

All interested student-athletes will need a current physical and must have it completed prior to tryouts. The paperwork can be picked up in the Athletics office in M Building (M219) or found here:  Athletic Physical Packet Student Checklists. Interested student-athletes can also fill out the Prospective Athlete Form.

Men's Soccer: Niko Mihalopoulos 2015
The Harper College men's soccer team will hold tryouts beginning Monday, August 1. 
Please contact head coach Dan Klaus ( or 847-927-0974) for more information.

Under Klaus' direction, the Harper program has been extremely successful. In 2015, the Hawks finished with an 11-4-3 overall record and went 8-1-1 in North Central Community College Conference (N4C) play to win the conference regular season title outright. More importantly, they went 3-0 in the Region IV Tournament, including wins over defending Region IV Champion Rock Valley College in the Region IV Semifinals and Joliet Junior College in the Region IV Championship, to become the 2015 Region IV Champions. Six Harper College men's soccer players were named to either an All-Region or All-Conference team. Finally, Niko Mihalopoulos was selected as a Second Team All-American, becoming the first Hawks men's soccer player since Matt Polovin in 1993 to win the award.

In 2014, the Hawks finished with an 8-6-2 record and finished runner-up to Rock Valley College in the Region IV Tournament. Six players were named to either the All-Region or All-Conference team.

This year, the team opens regular season play on August 17 against Waubonsee Community College at 5 PM on the campus of Harper College.

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