Boyce College adds men’s soccer program for 2015 season
Boyce College is adding soccer to its slate of sports, according to its athletic department in a recent announcement. A men’s soccer program will begin competition in Fall 2015 in the Mid-East region of NCCAA Division II. Along with men’s basketball, it will be the second sport offered to students at the college.
“As Boyce has continued to grow, there has been a growing desire among the students to have another team,” said athletic director Blake Rogers. “Athletic programs uniquely provide students the opportunity to rally around a common identity. This creates good fellowship opportunities and enhances their experience.”
Rogers is currently conducting the search for a head coach, whom he hopes to have in place as soon as possible. Because the season starts in August, Boyce has two months to schedule opponents and recruit players from the student body. He hopes the program is built upon coach-to-player discipleship.
“Our student athletes will develop strong relationships with one another that will be used to hold one another accountable both physically and spiritually,” he said. “The coach will also have a key focus on discipling the players towards Christlikeness and to be well-equipped future ministers, husbands, fathers, and workers.”
Rogers said he believes soccer will help the athletes learn life-long lessons and further engender school pride and a “strong identity” among the student body. He also believers soccer with have an appreciable effect on the kingdom of God, allowing the college to minister to the international community of Louisville through the “beautiful game.”
“There will be innumerable ministry opportunities that our soccer team will be able to embark upon here in the city with this internationally famous sport,” he said.
More information on the soccer program and Boyce College athletics is available at the athletic department's website.