Former Pima Aztec Athletes

NJCAA Men’s Soccer National Champion Hugo Kametani Playing at University of Nebraska Omaha

Photo by Raymond Suarez/Pima Athletics

(Tucson, AZ)  Former Pima Community College men’s soccer Hugo Kametani has found a new home to continue his collegiate career.

Kametani, a junior forward, is playing for the University of Nebraska Omaha, an NCAA Division I school. The Mavericks play in The Summit League.

Player’s Quote: “Omaha had given an enthusiastic offer to me. I visited Omaha and talked with the coaches, I knew the school had a great program, great staff and great players” Kametani said. “That is what I liked and why I chose to come here for the next step. I am so glad and excited to play for Omaha.”

Kametani had a decorated career with the Aztecs and capped it off by scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime in the 2018 NJCAA Division I National Championship contest. He helped lead the Aztecs to a 45-7-3 record in two years, scoring 39 career goals (program-record 30 goals in 2018) with 12 assists in 54 total games played. He scored seven game-winning goals in his sophomore year.

Player’s Quote: “I’m very thankful to Pima for giving me a great experience and to Omaha for giving me the opportunity to play at one of my goals; an NCAA Division I school. I want to make it the best season ever,” Kametani added.”

Here is a list of Kametani’s individual accomplishments in his Pima career:

First Team NJCAA All-American

2018 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division I National Player of the Year

First Team United Soccer Coaches All-American

First Team United Soccer Coaches All-West Region

NJCAA Division I National Tournament MVP

NJCAA Division I National All-Tournament Team

ACCAC/Region I Player of the Year

First Team All-ACCAC/Region I

Kametani gets back on the pitch for the Mavericks first game on Saturday, Feb. 13 vs. the University of Denver.

Press Release courtesy of Pima Athletics – Raymond Suarez 

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