Cedarville Soccer Alumni Start Semi-Professional Club
by Josh Decker
Starting a soccer club is not a simple task. Starting a soccer club as recent college graduates with limited resources, experience, and time is even harder, but that is exactly what a group of friends in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is doing.
The name of the club is the West Michigan Bearings and it is branded as an elite amateur/semi-professional team. The club will begin play soon and is set to compete in the Midwest Premier League (MWPL) starting this summer.
The ambitious ...
Men’s Soccer Preview: Jackets Selected Preseason No. 1 in G-MAC
by Josh Decker
Coming off a successful 2019-2020 regular season, the Cedarville men’s soccer team is focused on improving and having continued success in the 2020-2021 campaign. The long-awaited start of the season is a welcome sight after the fall season was cancelled and pushed to the spring due to COVID-19.
Cedarville finished last season with an overall record of 12-3-8, and a 9-3-2 Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) finish that was good enough to secure third place in the ...
Van Dyck Miraculously Playing After Brain Surgery
by Tim Miller
The most fateful tragedies in life rarely happen to you. Your neighbor’s house catches on fire, not yours. Your friend’s mother gets diagnosed with cancer, not your own. For most people, the momentous instant in life happens to someone else.
For Cedarville soccer player Creslyn Van Dyck, an inauspicious occasion actually happened to her, rather than a classmate’s distant relative. Last fall, Van Dyck began feeling woefully ill and was diagnosed with a brain tumor.
Chemistry Could Steer CU Women’s Soccer to Success
by Gwendolyn Peterson
With a strong end to the preseason and an exciting 4-0 win in its first match, Cedarville University’s women’s soccer team is looking forward to the season ahead of them.
Starting the year with no injured players and strong upperclassmen as well as freshmen, Jonathan Meade is beginning his second season as head coach with confidence.
“It’s a super group of ladies that love God and want to glorify Him in what we do. And I think we’re going to give our fans ...
Young Players Could Help Cedarville Men’s Soccer
by Joshua Woolverton
A new school year brings a new season for the Cedarville men’s soccer team. This year the team brings more maturity and experience to the table as they plan to win the G-MAC this year and improve on their 12-8-3 record from last year.
“We had a lot of young guys play a lot of minutes last year,” head coach Brett Faro said. “Now we have these guys back that are stronger and more experienced than last year.”
Faro expects his team to do all the little things ...
Lady Jackets Win Season Opener 4-0
By Joshua Woolverton
Cedarville University’s women’s soccer team defeated Saginaw Valley State in their home opener Thursday night 4-0 in an out of conference game. Junior Alyssa Maillefer led the way scoring two goals less than two minutes apart.
Cedarville head coach Jonathan Meade said the girls’ team came out to execute what they had trained for in this game.
“They came ready to play and they took care of business and I’m really proud of them for that,” Meade said.
Lady Jackets Start Season Strong
Highlights from the Women's Soccer opener against Urbana.
Video by Josh Burris
Cedarville’s women’s soccer team started its first game of the season on a strong note, dominating the visiting Urbana Blue Knights 5-0 Thursday night.
The Lady Jackets took control from the early moments of the game. They nearly scored multiple times with the Knight’s keeper providing a few crucial saves. But, the Jackets continued to pressure and possess the ball and were rewarded for their ...