Brallan Manriquez 2014 (2)

Brallan Manriquez, from Tyner High School (Chattanooga, TN), has decided to attend Barclay College this fall to help solidify the Bears defense.  Manriquez was a 6-A/AA All-District Defender for the Rams as a Senior.

In addition to his defensive expertise, Manriquez brings playing experience in multiple positions.  His high school coach, Barclay College Alumnus Randy Young,  gave Manriquez his highest recommendation stating that he was a well-respected leader on the team and in the school.

Brallan is the son of Sergio and Socorro Manriquez.

Julio Cobo

Last week BC Men’s Soccer Head Coach Kevin Lee secured the talents of two Texas United FC teammates in Josh Moore and Julio Cobo. Both signed letters of intent to attend Barclay College in the fall as Lee continues to load his roster with young talent.

As a Senior forward at Cinco Ranch High School (Katy, TX), Moore was selected to the All-Region Team as well as 2nd Team All-District.

Lee commented, “I really like that this talented young man is a team player who has the talent to either score or set up a score.  He will be fun to watch as he gets to play with his former teammate Melvin Lara.”

He is the son of Richard and Lucia Moore.

Cobo played fullback for Cy Lakes High School (Katy, TX) but can play in multiple positions. He will bring an incredibly strong shot, foot skills, and will bolster the Bears back line when needed.

“I love the versatility that Julio brings to the team,” said Lee. ” I look forward to seeing him develop and grow as a student athlete and as a man of God.”

He is the son of Alfredo and Haybi Cobo.

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Yesterday afternoon Andre Barnes, of Conroe, TX, officially committed to attending Barclay College this coming Fall. Barnes graduated from Conroe High School in 2013 and comes to Barclay by way of Paris Junior College in Paris, TX.

Barnes is a 6’6″ power forward that averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks as a senior at Conroe HS. In addition, he was named to the Class 5A Second Team All District 14 and was All Montgomery County Honorable Mention. In 2013-14, he played for Paris JC and was a part of their team that qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament in Hutchinson, KS.

“Andre seems like a quality young man and comes from a great family. He has an opportunity to really thrive on and off the court at Barclay College and we are thrilled that he has decided to be a Bear,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan.

Barnes is a business major and is the son of Albert and Lisa Barnes.

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Jamondre “Buc” Odie of Mesquite, TX has decided to attend Barclay College in the Fall of 2014. Odie is a 2013 graduate of North Lamar High School in Paris, TX and comes to BC by way of junior college.

In the process of leading the Panthers into the playoffs at North Lamar HS as a junior and senior, the 6’2″ Odie earned recognition as the 2012 District Newcomer of the Year, 2012 Defensive Player of the Year, Red River Valley Athlete of the Week,  and 2013 First Team All-District.

“We are extremely excited that Buc was led to come to Barclay College,” said Head Coach Royce Bryan. “His motor never stops and he has the length and athleticism that will allow him to guard virtually anyone on the court. He will be a great asset to the team and I look forward to seeing how the Lord uses him in this community.”

Jamondre “Buc” Odie is the son of James and Teffany Odie.

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Late last week Joe Luis Aguilar Jr. of Memorial High School in San Antonio, TX committed to attending Barclay College in the fall and playing basketball for the Bears.

As a Senior at MHS, Aguilar averaged 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game in leading the Minuteman to their second playoff appearance in 48 years. In the process, Aguilar earned class 4A All District 1st Team honors in District 29. He was also named to the Edgewood Invitational All-Tournament team as a senior. As a junior he was 2nd Team All District, and was Honorable Mention All District as a sophomore.

“Joe will have a great opportunity to step in and contribute right away because of his work ethic and his court awareness. At 6’2″ he will give us more size on the perimeter which is something we lacked severely last year”, said Head Coach Royce Bryan.  “Most importantly, however, Joe seems to be a man of high character and we look forward to working with him during his time in Haviland.”

Aguilar is undecided on his major and his mother is Elizabeth Cortinas.

Newby Signing

In the last week, the Bears Soccer program continues to add to its recruiting list for the 2014 season. Landon Babock from Goddard, KS and Brenton Newby from Wichita, KS both signed letters of intent to compete for the Bears this coming Fall.

Babock, son of Patrick and Mary Ellen Babcock, was a varsity goalie for Goddard High School. He was chosen as a First Team Ark Valley-Chisolm Trail League player his junior year, and was voted Honorable Mention his senior year. Barclay College Assistant Coach Steve Davis has had the rare opportunity to coach Babock both at the local YMCA and as a member of the Wichita Lightning Club Soccer team.

Head Coach Kevin Lee stated, “Landon is technically sound, athletic, and he is hungry to be one of the best in the game. We will enjoy all that he brings to the program.”

Newby, son of Sara Newby, was a varsity midfielder for Word of Life Preparatory Academy (Wichita, KS)  in 2012. He was voted MVP and an All-American his senior year after leading his team to a national championship the same year.  In 2013-14, Newby was granted a medical redshirt at Neosho County Community College in Chanute, KS.

“Praise God! Brenton is now injury free,” said Lee. “(He) is ready to once again be a part of a team that is on a mission to become champions.”

 

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The Barclay College Women’s Basketball Team will have a new face to lead them onto the court in 2014-2015 and his name is Ryan Kendall. It will be the first time in four years that Kendall will be back in the saddle on the bench as a head coach, however, he is no stranger to the Barclay College Athletics Department. This will actually be his fifth season as the Bears Head Women’s Basketball Coach as he also led the Lady Bears from 2002-2006.  Most recently he served as the Barclay College Athletic Director and Head Men’s Basketball Coach from 2002-2010.

“I love coaching and I’m very excited to be back on the bench. It will also be great to be able to coach with one of my former players, Marcus Mitchell,” said Kendall. “Brad (Lingafelter) always recruited good athletes with character and now I get to benefit from a great core of those returning players.” The Lady Bears only graduate two players and look to benefit from returning most of the roster.

His vision for the Lady Bears moving forward is to carry on the mission of Barclay College on the basketball court. He aims to not only help these women develop as basketball players but more importantly  in their Christian walk. Using basketball as a tool he wants his players to use their talent to both glorify God and to develop into who God has called them to be.

Most recently Kendall has been instrumental in the development and launching of the new Sports and Recreation Ministry Degree where he has served as chair over the past three years from 2011-2014.

His coaching career started back in 1995 at Wallace County High School in Sharon Springs, KS. While there he coached jr. high football, high school boy’s basketball, and high school track and field until 2000. After one year teaching and coaching junior high in Sherwood, OR, and one year at Greensburg High School, Kendall found his way back to Haviland and Barclay College. In addition to coaching men’s and women’s basketball, he has also played a vital role in starting the men’s and women’s cross country program at Barclay College.

Educationally Kendall has a Bachelor of Arts in History from George Fox University (Newberg, OR), a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Newman University (Wichita, KS), and a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary (Lynchburg, VA).

He recently celebrated his 20th anniversary with his wife, Hannah. Together they have three daughters: Kaelie (18), Marissa (15), and Lauren (13).

David Hernandez

Over spring break, the Barclay College Men’s Soccer program added yet another recruit to the growing Bears 2014 recruiting class. David Hernandez, the son of Javier and Karen Hernandez, has signed a letter of intent to attend Barclay College in the fall.

Hernandez is from Atascadero, CA and has been a starting varsity goalkeeper there since his sophomore year. He was voted MVP for his team last year as well as Goalkeeper of the Year. He was also named 1st Team All-League, which was the third time he has earned the honor.

Considering the Bears All-American keeper, Austin Ogle, completed his eligibility and they are also without a back-up keeper, the signing of Hernandez couldn’t have come at a better time according to Head Coach Kevin Lee. “We are encouraged about how the team is beginning to take shape.”

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Every Spring for the past four years the Barclay College Men’s Basketball Team has partnered with USD 474 to be a part of the educational process for the youth of Haviland. This year, much like the last two years, members of the team took part in a reading initiative.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 11th, eight members of the men’s basketball team and two of their coaches read Dr. Suess books to both kindergarten and first grade students at the elementary school.

“When members of the basketball team come to read to the first graders their faces light up!  The entire class knows about Barclay College and having a “very big person” from the college, let alone the basketball team, read to them is awesome,” First Grade Teacher Joyce Bryan explained.

This partnership is another important component of the Men’s Basketball program and the development of their players. According to Head Coach Royce Bryan, the team is constantly looking for opportunities to give back to the local community and to make a positive impact on kids. “This is one of the best opportunities we have available. It’s hands on and is a great teaching moment for both mentors and students alike.”

“It forms a bond between our classes and Barclay College students,” Joyce Bryan added. “Thank you Men’s Basketball Team for taking the time for a “little person.”"

Tyler-Wright

Tyler Wright, the son of Aaron and Shannon Wright, and Austin Storm Ghelarducci, the son of Tom and Sherry Ghelarducci, from Mulvane High School, have signed to compete for the Barclay College Bears Soccer Team in the Fall .

“Tyler is a complete package, and more specifically he is an offensive weapon.  His speed and skill will add another layer of depth to our team,” said Head Coach Kevin Lee.

Wright was chosen as an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail All-League 2nd Team player. Tyler tied his high school’s record for goals in a game with 5, and he holds the record for most goals in a season with 22.

“Austin will provide stability, and will bring a greater level of competitiveness. He is a versatile player who can fill many roles, I see him working hard to earn quality minutes and I see him developing into a pillar for the team,” added Lee.