Daytona Beach, FL. The PIMA Aztecs with soccerships players Nils Roth and Nico Walschburger are the NJCAA Division I 2018 national champion. After the Aztecs beat Monroe College (New York City, NY) with soccerships player Luca Erhardt (Karlsruhe, Germany) in the semi-final, the team beat Barton in a double overtime winner 2-1.
PIMA was down a man after the 62nd minuted and was trailing 1-0 before they equalized the game in the 79th minute. In overtime with heavy legs, PIMA was able to score the game winning goal with 3:55 remaining in the 2nd overtime period. Soccerships goalie Nils Roth from Switzerland made a total of 8 saves throughout the championship game.
For the Aztecs it is the 1st national championship in history. In 1998 and 1999 they reached and lost the championship game.