LINDSBORG — Bethany College men’s soccer coach Shane Taylor has no boundaries when it comes to recruiting.
His latest three signings are from Texas, the United Kingdom and Neodesha, Kansas.
The new Swedes are John Guerra, Garland, Texas; Isiah Goddard-Joseph, Windsor, United Kingdom; and Noah Bowling, Neodesha.
Guerra is a forward and defender who attended Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas, where he earned honors. He was also a kicker on the football team.
He is the son of Refugio and Monica Guerra. He plans to study sports management at Bethany.
"John is a versatile player who can attack and defend effectively,” Taylor said. “He has solid game experience, which will help him make a smooth transition to the college game."
Goddard-Joseph is from the Windsor Boys' School. The defender helped his team to a league title in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, a Country Cup in 2012, 2014, 2016, a District Cup in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2016 and the record of the most clean sheet games in a single season (2015).
He is the son of Brian Joseph and Maureen Goddard-Joseph. He had a 3.35 grade point average and has plans to study pre-professional physical therapy.
"Isiah is a strong and experienced defender with the ability to distribute the ball efficiently," Taylor said. "Combined with his skill and vision he has the ability to play in a holding midfield or center back role."
Bowling joins the Swedes from the small town of Neodesha, which is near Independence. He also played three years of baseball, and ran cross country and track. He also was active in the school outside of athletics. He was a star Greenhand, earned a star in Agribusiness two years, was a master reporter in Ritual, a renaissance scholar, the FFA president and district reporter. Bowling was also involved in FBLA, FCA, attended Boys State; he was on the student council and a class officer.
He is the son of Randall and Angela Huguenin. He plans to study biology and earned a 3.8 grade point average in high school.
"Noah is an athletic defender with size and strength,” Taylor said. “His athleticism is among the best in the incoming class and will be a huge benefit when he hits the field this fall."