Men's Rattler Soccer
Meet your 2016-2017 Men's Soccer Team
Since its inaugural season in 2010, the Otero Men’s soccer program has continued a successful tradition on and off the field. Hundreds of student-athletes continue to grow and compete at a high level each year. Chris Smith, first year Head Coach, is looking to keep his student- athletes competing at the highest level and moving players on.
OJC is a National Junior College Athletic Association Division I institution, the highest level in the NJCAA. Our teams at OJC have had continual success both academically and athletically each and every year due to a very strong commitment from the administration and staff. The Rattlers compete in the Region IX conference that encompasses the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Nebraska. The program is one of the first junior college programs to be offered in Colorado.
The Otero soccer program is committed to combining hard work, discipline, and dedication with the ultimate goal of success in the classroom and on the field. Since 2010, Otero soccer has won three Region IX Championships, made five West-District Tournament appearances, made one National Tournament appearance, and has been ranked nationally every year. OJC has recognized four All-Americans, over 50 All-Region players and three Academic All-Americans.
Otero Junior College Men’s Soccer continued the winning tradition in 2015, adding another Region IX Championship and a West District Tournament Final appearance and was one game away from the National Tournament for the third year in a row. The Rattlers finished the season with a record of 16 wins and 5 losses, totaling an all-time record of 86 wins, 27 losses and 7 ties, since starting the program back in 2010. The Rattlers were nationally ranked #15 by NSCAA and #18 by NJCAA.
We welcome our fans and prospective players to follow us via webcasts that can be accessed through this website and on social media.
- 2015 REGION IX CHAMPIONS
- 2014 REGION IX RUNNER-UPS
- 2014 WEST DISTRICT SEMI-FINALIST
- 2013 REGION IX CHAMPIONS
- 2010 REGION IX CHAMPIONS
- 2010 WEST DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
- 2010 NJCAA NATIONAL QUALIFIER (Finished 7th in the nation)