Providence Soccer News
Cole Llorens has signed his Letter of Intent to compete at Providence this Fall. He has been playing soccer since he was about 6 years old and has always wanted to continue on playing. His senior year was extra special as his high school, Palisades Charter High School, won the city championship for the first time in school history.
"I am blessed to be able to continue my journey not only as an athlete but as a Christian and a scholar. I knew I wanted to attend a Christian college and when the opportunity to come to Providence arose, so close to home and such a small school, I knew I had to check it out. When I visited the campus I immediately knew that this was the place that I belonged. The sense of community and brotherhood I felt here is something that is very important to me and I am very excited to grow in all aspects of my life here at Providence Christian College!"
Player SigningMynor Salguero has signed his letter of intent to compete and attend Providence Christian College this fall. Mynor, signing one day before his high school graduation at Gorman learning center, is pumped to play at a Christian college where he can honor Christ through sport. He started playing as a kid in his hometown, Lancaster California, where he grew to love the sport. He played club soccer for four years, which sent him to places such as Spain, Mexico, and various states in the U.S. Mynor believes that by playing at Providence Christian College, he can use his abilities to glorify God and be an example to future players. His family has always given him support through any situation in his life and is thankful that God and his family are by his side.
Player SigningAdrina Palacios has signed her Letter of Intent to compete at Providence this Fall. From Ventura, CA, Adrina graduated from Buena High School and then attended and played at Ventura Community College the last two years. She will be transferring into Providence as a Junior. In her free time, Adrina enjoyed painting, being with her family, and hanging out with friends. "I can't wait to see what this year brings. I am grateful for the support from my family, coaches and friends."
Player SigningKwasi Adu has signed his Letter of Intent to attend and compete at Providence Christian College this Fall. He has been playing soccer since the age of 7, and has fallen in love with the game since. Kwasi will graduate from Heritage Christian High School this Spring. In his free time, Kwasi enjoys playing video games and hanging out with friends. He had this to say regarding Providence: "I hope to be a great Christian example at Providence and am so thankful for the opportunity that the coaching staff has given me not only to play soccer but to go to college where everyone shares my faith.”
Player SigningSisters Amanda (pictured on left) and Hannah Martinez have signed their Letter of Intents to join Providence Women’s Soccer this Fall. Both of them have played previously at Arizona Western Community College. Amanda, the older of the two, transferred to Trinity Lutheran College in 2015 to finish her degree. After Trinity Lutheran announced its closing this past year, Amanda began looking for a Liberal Arts college to finish her degree, which led her to Providence. Hailing from Yuma, Arizona, Amanda and Hannah have grown up playing soccer all their lives. They both played at Yuma High School, Amanda graduating in 2013, and Hannah in 2014. In Amanda’s spare time, she enjoys photography, hiking, and being with her friends and family. "I am excited to play at Providence to help build the soccer program and to play with my sister. I look forward to training and finishing my academic studies at Providence Christian College.” Hannah enjoys spending time with friends and family and going to the movies. “I am ready as ever to start this new journey at Providence. I'm excited to play alongside my sister Amanda and excited for the many opportunities and experiences Providence has to offer.”
Player SigningRyan Delaplane has signed his Letter of Intent to join the Men’s program for the Fall 2016 season. He will graduate from Grace Brethren High School this Spring, where he has played soccer all 4 years for the varsity program. This year Ryan was the team captain, made 1st team All-CIF, and 1st team All-League. In addition to high school, he plays for the Eagles club in Camarillo. Ryan, his four siblings, and his parents, David and Peggy, attend Antioch Christian Church in Simi Valley. (pictured below with Grace Brethren’s Vice Principal and Varsity Boy’s Soccer Coach Scott Nandor) "I am excited to be playing at Providence Christian College. The journey directing me to Providence has been amazing and I feel that God has lead me here to glorify Him on and off the field playing with my brothers in Christ. I really enjoyed meeting the coaching staff and I feel that they are going to be able to push me to new heights. Along with playing soccer, I am looking forward to the small community atmosphere at Providence which appears to give students a closer relationship with their professors and other students."
Player SigningOn April 19th, Jacob Bockert signed a Letter of Intent to study and compete at Providence Christian College this fall. Bockert is the son of Salina and Peter, and has two sisters Analise and Emma (pictured). Jacob will graduate from Akins High School in Austin, Texas this spring. "I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue my soccer career and my education at Providence Christian College. The far journey from Texas to California is exciting and I can't wait for the new adventures that await me. God has been here by my side throughout my journey and I cannot give him enough thanks and praise. I am looking forward to the new season ahead and meeting all of my teammates! Go Sea Beggars!”
Player SigningOn April 15, 2016, Lindsey Clayton signed her Letter of Intent with Providence Christian College to play soccer for fall 2016. Lindsey will graduate from Centennial High School in Bakersfield, CA, where she has been the varsity goalkeeper for the past four years. In addition to H.S. soccer, she has been involved with AYSO and Club soccer since the age of 5. "I am really looking forward in continuing my education and making new friends. I knew I wanted to be a part of a College that would accentuate my skills and goals, and bring out the best in me. Once I visited Providence, I felt completely relaxed and knew that it was the right college for me. The campus is welcoming, and the students and faculty make me feel like part of a family. I am truly blessed to be able to attend Providence for my degree, further my faith and knowledge in Christ, and pursue soccer at the next level.”
Player SigningDafne Garibay has signed her Letter of Intent to play at Providence this Fall. Dafne hails from Laredo, Texas, and will graduate from Lyndon B. Johnson High School. She has been involved with sports since the age of seven, and has played for the Laredo Heat Soccer Club for the past few years. "I am so exited because my dreams have come true. I am starting a new chapter of my life leaving Texas for California, but I know that I have the support of my family and my friends. I have God by my side, who never leaves me alone and has made this a reality. I am looking forward to the next 4 years to become a better person at Providence Christian College."
Player SigningOn April 4th, 2016, Danielle Stafford signed her letter of intent to join the Women’s Soccer program at Providence Christian College. This date had special significance as it doubled as a celebration of her 18th birthday. Danielle will graduate from Desert Christian in Lancaster, CA, a school she has attended since kindergarten. She has been playing soccer since the age of four, and club soccer since the age of ten. Danielle is the youngest of five children, and is excited to be able to attend college close to home, where she can stay connected to her family. Danielle has a heart for foster children and plans on studying Psychology at Providence in hopes of working as a medical social worker in the future. “I am so excited to attend Providence Christian College and be a part of building the soccer program and the school. But most importantly, I am excited to see what God has in store for me as I play soccer and study at Providence for the next four years.”
Player SigningBecca Hernandez has signed her Letter of Intent to compete on the Women’s Soccer program this fall. She will graduate from La Habra High School this Spring. Becca has been playing soccer ever since she was little. She loves being a part of a team and working together to achieve team goals. Both her grandma and mom are both teachers which has made her always want to follow in their footsteps and become a teacher herself. Becca enjoys being involved in her local church, teaching in Vacation Bible School and going on mission trips. In her free time she enjoys reading, volunteering, and laughing with friends. “I am very excited to attend Providence, where I can grow in my faith, academics, athletics, and experience active learning in the Avodah program.”
Player SigningMia Martinez has signed her Letter of Intent to compete at Providence this Fall. She will graduate from Upland High School this spring and has been playing soccer since the age of eight. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, writing songs, and cooking. Mia and her family attend Ontario United Reformed Church. "I am very excited to start a new chapter playing soccer and studying at Providence. I am looking forward to these next four years growing in my faith and joining the Providence community."
Player Signing(Left to right) Alondra Lopez, Cynthia Hernandez, and Naomi Vega have signed their Letter of Intent to transfer and compete at Providence Christian College this fall. All three will be transferring in from Mt. San Antonio College, where they competed under Coach Melinda Bowen. As friends and teammates, the ladies are excited to continue their education and while being able to play together for the next few years.
Player SigningDanielle Fortik has signed a Letter of Intent to study and play at Providence Christian College this fall. She has attended Christian schools for most of her life and has been involved in soccer, dance, and basketball. For the past 8 years she has attended Big Valley Christian Church and has been part of their mission ministries. She is looking forward to joining the Providence community and has this to say: “Soccer has always been my passion and I am blessed to be able to play this sport for the next four years at Providence. I am looking forward too grow in my faith, get a good education and play the sport that I love.”
Player SigningSerenity Navarec from Stockton, California has signed her letter of Intent to compete at Providence in the fall. She will graduate from Benjamin Holt College Preparatory Academy this spring. Serenity has been playing soccer since the age of six and began playing competitive soccer at the age of 10, and currently plays for the Monarcas academy U18 team. In her free time she trains in CrossFit and is a member of team elevate. She also serves at her church on the praise and worship team and assists in the children’s ministry. “Since I was a little girl it has been my dream to go to college and continue to do what I love, which is to play soccer. I am beyond happy and feel blessed to be committed to Providence Christian College! I am excited to see all that God has in store for me in my future at Providence.”
Player SigningJosh Ault has signed his Letter of Intent to join the Men's soccer program this Fall. Josh brings a wealth of experience to Providence both on and off the field. On the pitch Josh has grown up playing club soccer in Little Rock Arkansas, where he is originally from. He has had the opportunity to play in the PDL (Premier Development League), first with the San Fernando Quakes, and recently with the Southern California Seahorses. Off the pitch, Josh will bring spiritual leadership to the team. In 2006 he traveled to Germany to watch the Men’s World Cup and recognized in that moment that two things have the power to unite people across our planet: soccer and Jesus Christ. With the Seahorse Soccer team he was able to travel twice to Mexico and do mission work through the vehicle of soccer. As Josh put it: "I’m so glad to be attending a college that understands while I am an athlete, first I am a Christian. I can’t wait to do my part to grow this Sea Beggar soccer team. I first thank Providence Christian College and Coach Sam Mahtani for this awesome opportunity to earn a degree while playing the beautiful game. I look forward to serving on and off the field in a way that brings glory to God and honors the college."
Player SigningStephanie Smith has signed her Letter of Intent to become a Sea Beggar this Fall! She will be graduating from Desert Christian High school located in Tucson Arizona. Stephanie began playing soccer at a very young age and since then it has been a passion of hers. Outside of soccer she is very involved with the youth in her church and helps pastor the kids and lead small groups at Calvary Chapel Tuscon. Stephanie is the daughter of Ron and Tina, and has two sisters, Mariah and Brittany. She is very excited for the small community of Providence and the learning environment it provides. "I am eager to join my future team and Providence to take part it in the academic, athletic and spiritual growth that the team will facilitate!"
Player SigningOn February, 3, 2016, National Signing Day, Noah Larson, got an early birthday present. Two days before his 18th birthday, he signed his Letter of Intent to study and play at Providence Christian College beginning Fall 2016. Noah has always been passionate about the game of soccer, having played for the past 13 years while also being an avid fan of the Tottenham Hotspurs, an English Premier League team. He hails from Seattle, Washington and will be graduating from Mount Rainer High School this Spring. "I'm very excited and thankful for the opportunity given to me to play soccer for such an amazing school and to continue my development as a player. I can't wait to step on the pitch with the team this Fall for training!” Noah is pictured below signing his Letter of Intent with his parents John and Tina.
Player SigningLindsey Osborn has signed her Letter of Intent to join the Fall 2016 Women's Soccer team as a transfer student. Lindsey has been playing soccer since the age of seven and graduated from Excelsior Public Charter School in June 2015. In her sophomore year of high school she tore her ACL, had two surgeries, and was told that she would never play competitively again. However in her senior year she came back and played soccer and ran cross country for her High School team. As she puts it: "I believed that with the proper training and dedication, I could return to the player I once was. I am so excited to join the family here at Providence and can't wait to explore all the opportunities here.” Lindsey will be studying Business and Social Sciences as concentrations in the Liberal Arts. In her free time, she enjoys drawing, writing, music, and student government.
Player SigningIt's National Signing Day! The soccer coaches at Providence are pleased to announce the signing of two soccer athletes from Ontario Christian High School. Congratulations to future Sea Beggars Anthony Quintanilla and Alexis Cervantes!