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Senior soccer players sign to colleges

0 comments, 28/05/2015, by , in At-a-glance, Sports

With all the success the soccer team has produced, Coach Sergio Delgado added two more accomplishments to the list. Seniors Frank Rodriguez and Kevin Chavez both had their college signings Wednesday.

Senior Frank Rodriguez was named goalkeeper of the year and a member of the second team. Now Rodriguez has accepted a scholarship to Western Texas College.

“This is the point where I forget about what I accomplished in high school. Now I have higher goals. I want to be MVP in college and keeper of the year,” Rodriguez said. Rodriguez thanked his friends, family, teammates and girlfriend for all the support to getting him to where he’s at. Rodriguez also thanked Coach Delgado for being there for him and serving as a father on the field since Rodriguez was small. Rodriguez promised to not return to Bel Air without a college education and degree.

Senior Kevin Chavez got a scholarship to Otero Junior College. Being named offensive player of the year was just a start for Chavez. Chavez says he hopes to continue growing as a player and feels blessed to be playing in college.

“It is time for me to part from home and just let God guide me where I’m going to be successful. I can’t wait to continue my dream on a much bigger stage. Colorado here I come,” Chavez said. Chavez highly anticipates to start the program and learn as much as possible. Chavez got the college scouts attention from a video his sophomore friends shot during a match against Del Valle. Chavez plans to enter the college with humility and plenty of hunger.

Coach Delgado has coached Bel Air soccer for 15 years. Delgado has won 11 district titles but never made it further than the elite eight. Delgado has seen many players go and accomplish big things and says these two young men will be no different.

“Frank was a natural born leader and always pushed the team. Everywhere he goes in life he will fight to win his spot. Frank will do big things and prove that he’s the best in what he does,” said Delgado about the senior goalkeeper. Delgado spoke very highly about the goalkeeper saying that Rodriguez was amazing to teach.

Delgado also went on to speak about Chavez.

“He had an injury his first three years of high school but never took his eye off his goal. He believed in himself to accomplish the goal. I just gave him the push he needed to fly,” Delgado said about his experiences with Chavez. Delgado said he was very proud of these boys and how they opened doors for the rest of the soccer program.  

By Christian Hernandez

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