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UHD Soccer Clubs Go For Conference Titles

For the first time since 2016, the UHD men’s soccer club team will play for a conference championship in the Houston Club Sports Conference.

The men’s soccer club team will be competing for its sixth conference championship in club history. The Gators finished the regular season undefeated at 5-0-0 and will be the No. 1 seed heading into this Saturday’s (Oct. 12) championship match versus Houston Community College at 11:30 a.m. at Bayland Park # L-1.

First-year head coach Thompson Antwi, who is also a UHD alum and a former member of the men’s soccer club team, will be coaching his first conference championship match. Coach Antwi won a conference championship as a freshman player at UHD in 2011.

The UHD women’s soccer club team must win on Friday night to advance to their championship match on Saturday morning. The women’s soccer club team will finish their regular season on Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at Bayland Park # L-1 versus Lamar University. If the women's team comes out victorious on Friday, they will earn a berth to the Houston Club Sports Conference women’s championship match versus Lone Star College-North Harris on Saturday, October 12 at 9 a.m. at Bayland Park # L-1. The club team is looking to repeat histroy as champions after winning their first-ever conference championship in 2018.

If the UHD men and women’s soccer club teams capture their conference championships on Saturday, then the club teams will both earn a berth to the 2019 NIRSA IV South Tournament, October 25-27 at The University of Texas-Dallas in Richardson, Texas.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.