CNCC soccer signs multiple players for upcoming men’s season
Jordan Fraedrich — Loveland
Juan Loya — Craig
Jesus Hernandez — Sealy, Texas
Jordan Holand — Cañon City
Logan Hopkins — Cañon City
Jonathan Marroquin — Perris, California
Jorge Membreno — Edwards
Ulises Silva — CraigLuis Tarango — Craig
Ross VanHara — Steamboat Springs
Aidan White — Parker
The roster for Colorado Northwestern Community College’s soccer program grew by double digits in the course of a week.
The CNCC men’s team recently signed one dozen athletes to play for the Spartans’ third season this fall.
A combination of returning players and incoming rookies put paper to pen for their letter of intent Jan. 26 at the Craig campus. The majority of players are from within Colorado, including Moffat County High School mainstays Ulises Silva, Luis Tarango and Juan Loya.
Steamboat’s Ross VanHara, Cañon City’s Logan Hopkins and Jordan Holand, California’s Jonathan Marroquin and Texas’s Jesus Hernandez will return for another season with the Spartans.
Aidan White comes to the team from the Front Range’s Parker with plans to enroll in CNCC’s aviation program at the Rangely campus.
“I love the passion and all the hard work,” White said of his enjoyment of the game. “I love meeting new people, having fun and just being on a team.”
Jorge Membreno comes from Edwards and Jordan Fraedrich from Loveland, while Jesus Esquival comes to Northwest Colorado from Anchorage, Alaska.
CNCC is in the process of hiring a new women’s coach following the departure of Brian Arendale.
Now in his second year as head coach for the men’s team, Joe Eades said he hopes to have 26 on the squad by this fall and is looking to even recruit internationally.
“We’re definitely looking at having a little more diversity this year,” he said.
A pair of Panther opponents dealt a tricky couple games to Moffat County High School baseball players while the Bulldogs were on the road.