BPC Men's Soccer Team 2009
Barons Men’s soccer takes the field at home Sept. 5
MOUNT VERNON—Brewton-Parker College Men’s Head Soccer Coach Jose Caraballo is excited about the Barons’ opportunity to have a “very respectable” season this year.
BPC finished their 2008 campaign 3-13-1, “very disappointing to say the least,” says Caraballo of his first season as head coach.
Examining last season as he looks forward to the new season, Caraballo says, “We lost seven games last year by one goal and two conference games in overtime. I believe we have the talent to win; it is simply a matter of discipline and coming together as a team. With a year under my belt, I’m beginning to understand the needs of my players, and they are beginning to understand what I expect of them.”
The Barons have 16 returning players and will be led by two team captains, Senior Jake Giannini and Junior Gerard Harewood. The men’s soccer team looks to have its first winning season and conference tournament berth since 2003.
“I believe both of these goals are well within our reach,” says Caraballo. “More importantly my heart’s desire is to help the young men that God has entrusted into my care to become men of character and integrity. I love the ‘Beautiful Game’ of soccer, but at the end of the day, it is just a game. What they do on the field will not echo in eternity. It’s the choices they make off the field that will determine what kind of men they will be and what legacy they will leave behind.”
“Above all,” he adds, “I want them to know if they choose Christ, they will be more than conquerors – all things will be possible for them.”
The men’s soccer team brings 10 international players to campus and 17 players from the United States. Coach Caraballo also understands the importance of investing in local players. Three soccer players from Vidalia join the roster: Freshman Jonathan Mikulecky, Sophomore Daniel McCullough and Senior Stephen Moye.
“I encourage the community to come out and support our Men’s Soccer team,” says Caraballo. “I promise you will not be disappointed with our performance.”
The Barons’ first home game is Saturday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. against Concordia College.
“There is no cost, so bring your family, lawn chairs and anything that makes noise!” he adds.
Find the Varsity Schedule, Junior Varsity Schedule and roster on the Brewton-Parker College website, www.bpc.edu. More information can also be found on the Southern States Athletic Conference at www.ssacsports.com.
Brewton-Parker College is the only accredited four-year Christian college in south Georgia. With its main campus located in Mount Vernon, the college also offers bachelor’s and associate’s degrees at its three external sites in Newnan, Norman Park and Liberty County.