Maurice Hughes

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Maurice Hughes
Personal information
Full name Maurice Harold Hughes Jr.
Date of birth (1984-06-03) June 3, 1984 (age 30)
Place of birth Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Northern Virginia Royals
Number 10
Youth career
2002–2003 Yavapai Roughriders
2004–2005 UAB Blazers
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004 Williamsburg Legacy 5 (7)
2006 Atlanta Silverbacks 4 (1)
2009– Northern Virginia Royals 27 (8)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of November 14, 2011.
† Appearances (Goals).

Maurice Hughes (born June 3, 1984 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American soccer player currently playing for Northern Virginia Royals in the USL Premier Development League.


College and amateur[edit]

Maurice Hughes began his college career in 2002 at the NJCAA powerhouse Yavapai College. There Hughes helped lead Yavapai College to back-to-back NJCAA National Soccer Championships for the 2002 & 2003 seasons. Hughes scored 10 goals with 10 assists his freshman season for the Roughriders. Hughes then led the team to its 2nd National title his sophomore season with 29 goals. In 2003, Hughes was named the MVP of the National Tournament.

In 2010 Hughes was Inducted into the NJCAA Men's Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame.[1] Hughes was inducted with fellow Yavapai College Alumni Michael Randolph from the 2004-2005 teams.


Hughes signed a professional contract with the Atlanta Silverbacks of the USL First Division in 2006.

In December 2008, he signed with Real Maryland FC of the USL Second Division, but terminated his contract before the season began; instead, he signed with the Northern Virginia Royals in the USL Premier Development League.