Private School Soccer Team Finishes Strong

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[u_heading css_animation=”appear”]Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer team has a strong finish to their 2014 season![/u_heading]

Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer team had an exciting end to their season! After having several players graduate last year, the team had some reassessing and rebuilding to do to start out their new season.
Several new students tried out for the team. And Canyonville Christian Academy had a new head coach, Carl Simpson.
Coach Simpson quickly brought the team of diverse cultures together. Players were integrated into their positions and after a few games the students began to learn how to play together as a team.

This year Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer team showed great dedication and teamwork. They worked hard and played hard to the very end. The team scored 20 goals against their opponents and won their last three games of the season. Canyonville Christian Academy beat the #1 ranked team in their division (4-1) and shut out the #2 ranked team (1-0).

“It’s not how you start the race but how you finish, and this year we finished strong. I am very proud of this team. It took some time to find our stride, but we finished the season playing very hard and winning our last three games. Two of those wins coming from the first and second place teams in our league. It was an honor to coach this team and build relationship with them. They are an amazing group of young men.” – Coach Simpson

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Coach Simpson with his team captains: Gabriel Martin & Ivan Sandrali. These young men are strong leaders on and off the field. Gabriel has played on Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer team for three years and is from Colombia. Ivan is from Rwanda and has played with CCA for all four years of high school.

Canyonville Christian Academy’s soccer coaches and their amazing Senior players. These students are from Colombia, Rwanda, Russia, South Korea, and Vietnam. They will be greatly missed next season!

Season Statistics

  • Jeremie Munyakazi led the team in scoring with 9 goals.
  • Dan Mugisha and Sebastion Fajardo tied for second with 4 goals each.
  • Oscar Gutierrez scored 2 goals & Gabriel Martin scored 1 goal.
  • Ivan Sandrali was the team’s MVP on defense.
  • Calob Reimer was CCA’s goalie with 56 saves and 2 shutouts. He is also the team’s Most Improved Player of the Year.
  • CCA’s soccer team had three first team selections this year: Gabriel Martin, Ivan Sandrali, and Jeremie Munyakazi.
  • They also had one honorable mention: Dan Mugisha


[u_testimonial scroll=”1″][u_testimonial_item name=”Gabriel Martin (Colombia)” title=”Senior & Team Captain”]CCA’s soccer coaches are the best coaches. They helped me to see soccer in a better way. They also helped me in my spiritual life. They are more than coaches, they are my friends.[/u_testimonial_item][u_testimonial_item name=”Ivan Sandrali (Rwanda)” title=”Senior & Team Captain”]I love my coaches. They are amazing coaches and great mentors. They helped me grow not just in soccer but mentally too.[/u_testimonial_item][u_testimonial_item name=”Jeremie Munyakazi (Rwanda)” title=”Senior”]Thank you, Mr. Simpson, for not only being a great coach but a great person. And Mr. Nutter for being a great assistant coach and helping us a lot. Last but not least, thank you Mr. Payne for pushing me all these years. Now I know it was for the best and all my success this year is thanks to these three coaches.[/u_testimonial_item][u_testimonial_item name=”Dan Mugisha (Rwanda)” title=”Senior”]CCA’s coaches were great and always pushed us. They were our motivators and completely believed in us.[/u_testimonial_item][/u_testimonial]
[u_testimonial scroll=”1″][u_testimonial_item name=”Jeremie Munyakazi (Rwanda)” title=”Senior”]This year CCA’s soccer team had to push harder than before. We started off slow but we ended our season with strong wins. We surely left a mark on this league. I can honestly say this was my favorite team in all my years at CCA, and my teammates made my year. I’m going to miss playing soccer here at CCA.[/u_testimonial_item][u_testimonial_item name=”Ivan Sandrali (Rwanda)” title=”Senior & Team Captain”]Being a part of CCA’s soccer team taught me a lot. It taught me hard work, persistence and how to work with people who are totally different and unique in their own ways. [/u_testimonial_item][u_testimonial_item name=”Gabriel Martin (Colombia)” title=”Senior & Team Captain”]CCA’s soccer team was my first time being a part of an official team. I got to know all different cultures on one team and they became my second family. Every practice they helped me to improve. I really appreciate all my teammates. I will never forget in my life the 3 years I played on CCA’s soccer team.[/u_testimonial_item][u_testimonial_item name=”Dan Mugisha (Rwanda)” title=”Senior”]By playing on CCA’s soccer team, I was able to get to know more about different cultures and all the guys on the team. I think we had a great bond on our team and we were there for each other. The team was like another family. It was an honor to be a starter on this team. I will miss and always remember this team.[/u_testimonial_item][u_testimonial_item name=”Romy Ahounou (Rwanda)” title=”Senior “]Being a team manager for CCA’s soccer team was the best of all times. I got to know different languages and cultures and made new friends. I loved the team. It was like a family. I’ll miss the season, the team and coaches[/u_testimonial_item][/u_testimonial]

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