Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications

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Championships, All-Americans Highlight BCC's Successful Year in Athletics

May 23, 2013 - Regional and district championships and a national runner-up finish in women's soccer, a district championship in golf, a conference championship in men's basketball and six individual All-America selections highlighted the 2012-2013 athletic year at Brevard Community College.

Also, five of the college's teams — women's soccer, golf, men's basketball, baseball and softball — advanced to the postseason.

• Women's soccer won the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region 8 and District H titles and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for several weeks by the NJCAA. BCC entered the Division I National Championship Tournament as the No. 1 seed but was defeated in the championship game, 3-0, by Paradise Valley Community College of Arizona. BCC finished the season 16-2 in only its third year of existence as a program.

• Men's basketball won its first Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference championship since 2000 and advanced to the final game of the NJCAA Region 8/Florida College System Activities Association State Championship Tournament. BCC lost 63-58 to eventual national champion College of Central Florida and finished the season at 26-7.

• Golf won its fourth NJCAA District 4 championship in the last 11 seasons and competed in the NJCAA Division I National Championship Tournament for the 11th straight time and for the 44th time in the tournament's 54-year history, finishing fifth in Lubbock, TX.

• Softball qualified for the NJCAA District G/Region 8A/Florida College System Activities Association Atlantic District Softball Tournament for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons. Softball finished the season at 30-27.

• Baseball qualified for the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference tournament for the first time since 2009. It lost in the championship game to Palm Beach State and finished the season 25-23-1.

Individually, sophomore women's soccer forward Lois Edvardsson was named to two All-America teams. She was a first-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) selection and a second team NJCAA honoree.

Freshman defender Heather Williams also was a NSCAA first-team selection while sophomore midfielder Courtney Hueston was a first-team NJCAA honoree.

Sophomore golfer Keith Greene was a first-team NJCAA selection while softball sophomore centerfielder Cassie Boggs and sophomore infielder Kat Ammons were NJCAA second-and third-team honorees respectively. Boggs was a first-team honoree in 2012.

BCC women's basketball finished the season at 3-27 and volleyball at 7-24.

BCC will compete as Eastern Florida State College beginning on July 1 but will continue under the jurisdiction of the NJCAA.