Excitement surrounds Bethel men's soccer with second wave of signees for 2016.
"While we think this class brings a lot of great soccer talent, what really pleases us is the fact that we believe these are student-athletes that will work hard on and off the field" commented Coach Thiago Pinto. "These players have showed the right work ethic in the classroom to prove they are dedicated young men in all facets of their lives. We feel blessed that we will have the opportunity to work with them and know they will enjoy a great deal of success here at Bethel."
Bethel men's soccer is pleased to release the names of the first wave of signees for the 2016 season. There is a grand total of 18 new athletes being added to the men's soccer program, ten of which are being announced today followed by a second wave that will come next week.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced on Wednesday that Bethel men's soccer head coach Thiago Pinto has been named the NCCAA DI Men's Soccer Coach of the Year. This national honor comes after Pinto led the Pilots to a runner-up finish at the 2015 NCCAA National Tournament.
After their second consecutive trip to the NCCAA National Championship game, the Bethel Pilots men's soccer team has started to pile up an impressive collection of individual accolades. While some awards have been given during the course of the 2015 season, a number of honors were handed out in the days following the conclusion of the NCCAA National Championships Tournament with the potential of more accolades on the horizon.