Barclay College Men’s Soccer added more depth last week by signing Idle Dahir from Murray, Utah. Playing in the defensive back position, Dahir helped lead Murray High School to a 4A region championship and a state finals appearance. In addition to playing high school soccer, he has also played both club soccer and in the Olympic Development Program since arriving in the United States from Somalia in 2004.
Dahir considers soccer a blessing from God and his goal is to achieve a bachelor’s degree, and to someday work in the area of physical therapy. He concluded, “I have found the right home.”
Head Coach Lee said, “Eli has great talent, and a great spirit, he will be a perfect addition to our team.”
Pedro Chavez from Lakin, KS has signed a letter of intent to play soccer for Barclay College. Pedro was involved in football, track, and basketball at Lakin High School. He is the son of Jose and Luz Chavez.
Head Coach Kevin Lee stated, “I am excited for Pedro, his family, and for Barclay College. Pedro will be the first in his family to attend college, and I can already tell from his determination that he will accomplish great things as a student athlete.” Coach Lee also noted, “I was surprised by his skill level because I knew Lakin does not have a soccer program. However, Pedro has developed his skills playing locally in leagues. Because of his physicality and his technique, he will be a solid player for us.”