NCC Welcomes Ian Pascual to Men’s Soccer and Automotive Program

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) is excited to announce that Ian Pascual from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, has committed to joining the Thunder Men’s Soccer Team and enrolling in the Automotive program this coming academic year.

Ian’s decision to choose NCC is rooted in his desire to launch his athletic and professional career at a place that offers both growth and opportunity. “It represents the best opportunity to stand out and to be developed as a player at the beginning of my career,” said Pascual. He joins NCC with a history of playing defensively as a full back or center back, bringing strength and tenacity to the Thunder’s backline.

Ian chose the Automotive program due to his profound interest in cars and his ambition to work within the automotive industry. The program at NCC is distinguished by its hands-on approach to learning about vehicle operation and functionality, aspects Ian is eager to explore.

What stands out for Ian about NCC is the chance to actively contribute to the development of the programs he will be a part of. This opportunity to influence and grow with the program was a significant factor in his decision to attend NCC.

An athletic scholarship has made it feasible for Ian to study in the United States, helping to mitigate the financial challenges posed by international education. This support is crucial for him and his family, enabling him to pursue his academic and athletic goals abroad.

Ian has participated extensively in federation tournaments in his home country, competing in various age categories from U16 to U19. His experience in these competitive environments has prepared him well for the challenges of college soccer in the U.S.

“The opportunity to join Team Thunder is exciting, and I intend to make the most out of it,” Ian commented. He is excited to start his journey as a student-athlete and as a potential professional athlete in the future.

“I’m very excited to bring Ian into the squad for the fall. His tenacity and pace will be a great addition to our team. His versatility on the pitch will bring another added talent to the group,” stated Jesse Kuehler, Men’s Head Soccer Coach at NCC, underscoring the high expectations for Ian’s impact on team Thunder.

Ian is the son of Adriano Pascual and Gladys Lai, who reside in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

About NCC Men’s Soccer Team

Northwest Iowa Community College stands as a beacon of academic excellence and vibrant campus life. Offering a wide variety of programs and dedicated to the success of its students, NCC continues to attract individuals looking for a superior educational experience. For more information, please visit NCC’s website. Stay updated on our sports teams on X and Instagram at @ncciowa_msoccer and @ncciowa_wsoccer.

For more details about the NCC Men’s Soccer program and future team developments, please reach out to Coach Kuehler directly at, or call 712-869-0861. NCC competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC).


Ian Pascual