Krehbiel signs soccer letter with Tabor

By Steve Sell
March 01, 2016
Shane Backhus

Jeremy Krehbiel made an impact on the McPherson High soccer program from his freshman year on.

He might just very well do the same at Tabor College.

Krehbiel on Tuesday signed a letter intent with the Bluejays of the KCAC, who are coming off a 7-10 season and have several holes to fill.

“I just like the way the coach (Grant Brubacher) came after me (in the recruiting process),” said Krehbiel, who was a Bullpup team captain his senior year and he also was second-team AVCTL. “He was really nice. When I was down to visit and trained with the team, I loved the team aspect, just the way they came together.”

Krehbiel also was honorable mention All-League his junior year. MHS twice made the Final Four in his career, with the other two seasons ending with losses in the regional finals. He figures to play in the defensive midfield area because he’s always been around the action.

“I think one of Jeremy’s best aspects is that he can be used anywhere. He played all over the place for us,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said. “Very selfless out there, very coachable. I played him in a position where he primarily wasn’t going to score goals. He wasn’t going to get his name in the paper, but never once did I hear a complaint from him. He’s the type of player that a college coach is really going to enjoy because he’s multiple. You can put him where you want him and he’s going to do a good job.”

Brubacher, who played high school and college soccer with Adrian, is excited about adding one of his friend’s top players.

“Chris and I have similar styles as to how we want to play and how we coach,” Brubacher said. “So getting players out of his program is a benefit because I believe they have a lot of the training in place that we’re going to want them to have. So that’s very good for the team.”

Brubacher, who will be entering his 10th year as head coach, said he plans on Krehbiel playing a similar role as he did in high school. “We have significant needs and I believe four of those are in the midfield. We have a lot of need there.”

Krehbiel put the “student” in the term of student-athlete. He’s a four-year honor roll student and four-year Bullpup Scholar. He’s been a member of FFA, worked with youth soccer camps, and volunteered for Habitat for Humanity and the local food drive.