ANGWIN, Calif.- Pacific Union College head men's soccer coach Archie Asare revealed today the signing of two incoming players- Darian Roberts and Jonathan Santos- to his 2017 Pioneers roster.
Santos comes to the Pacific Union College from Simi Valley, Calif. where he will join his brother Joseph Santos (SO/Simi Valley, CA) on the Pioneers' roster. A graduating senior from Newbury Park Adventist Academy, Santos was acting varsity captain his junior (2015) and senior season (2016) for the Gators. He was named to the 1st Team All Omega League (2015, 2016) and helped the Gators to a League Championship title his junior season (2015).
While at PUC Santos plans to major in Theology and Pre-Med with the hopes of one day opening a medical clinic in El Salvador with his brother Joseph Santos.
"Jonathan is a bright young man who is dedicated to his studies and soccer. We like the confidence that he is brining to our program," State head coach Archie Asare.
Born in Maryland but raised in North Carolina, coach Asare welcomes east coast freshman Darian Roberts. An experienced goalkeeper, Roberts played three years for Gatson United Soccer Club and four years of varsity soccer. As team captain, he helped lead his team to an OT 2016 Maryland Independent School Athletic League Championship Title.
Roberts states on his recent signing, "I thank God for the opportunity to keep playing soccer at Pacific Union College where I can continue playing and also grow in my faith with God. I can't wait to join up with the guys and start working for the upcoming season."
While at PUC Roberts plans to major in Computer Information Systems.
"Darian is very open to learning and is very humble. He is a bright kid and willing to please his coach," State goalie coach Jorge Guzman.