NORFOLK, Neb. -- A soccer team in northeast Nebraska has been making headlines for breaking its school's single-season wins record, but what's also unique about this team is their global makeup.

The Northeast Community College men's soccer team has been off to an explosive start this season, already breaking the school's record for most wins in a season.

And it's taken efforts from every corner of the globe to help the Hawks achieve their early goals.

Of the team's 24 players, 19 are from other countries, spanning from South Africa to Scotland. A total of 13 different countries are represented on the Northeast roster.

Captain Carlos Jimenez, a Colorado native, said the team's cultural melting pot adds to their success.

"I think it's been nice getting to know everyone from around the world, and having different cultures come together and form one team as a whole," said Jimenez. "So I really think that's been eye opening from everyone."

Although players like captain Tom Hennah, from England, miss their hometown favorite foods, he appreciates the warmth of Norfolk's weather.

"I miss a few foods from back home, and not as hot in England," said Hennah. "It's always raining and miserable weather, so it's quite nice to come out here and have a bit if sun for a while."

The team's talent speaks for itself as they are 8-1, so far this season, but it was head coach Adam Potter's recruiting process that was able to globally scout such talent.

"A lot of it comes through different connections that you have with other four-year universities, or other schools and institutions, and stuff like that, and different agents from overseas, so that's how it all works out," said Potter

Northeast's men's soccer team is aiming to keep up their momentum and bounce back from their first loss of the season, a 3-2 defeat at top-ranked Iowa Western Community College.

Captain Conor Carew, an Ireland native, said it's about the whole team and everyone is needed to win.

"It's just we have to work as a team," said Carew. "It's not just 11 players on the page,. It's all 20 players on the team, all the bench, and coaches, everyone is involved in what it takes to win."

The Hawks will battle Indian Hills Community College at home this Saturday in hopes of adding another win to their record-breaking season.