Diverse Roster makes GC unique

Greenville College boasts one of the most unique rosters in Div III, with players from 16 different states, including Califorina, Florida, and Washington, as well as Canada.

Illinois is home to the majority of Greenville players, with 37 players from the state. SR Left Tackle Jered Schneider (Centralia, IL Centralia High) believes the diversity is a great thing for the team. "Having guys on your team from all over the country makes our team so unique. With all
 the different guys on our team from different backgrounds, it allows you to learn a lot and grow a lot."

The West Coast is well represented at GC, with 24 players coming from Califorina, Oregon and Washington.

California is the largest pipeline state for Greenville, with 17 players currently from the Golden state.

Sophomore Running Back Esteban Camrillo (La Mirada, CA Whittier Christian) says his visit to Greenville was his reason for going so far from home. "I get asked all the time about my reason for leaving Cali and I always answer by just saying the guys on the team. I took a trip out there to visit the school and right away the men on the team made me feel at home. If there was one thing that I could say to others thinking about Greenville is to come and see for your self what it has to offer you and I bet you wont be disappointed." 

Senior Quarterback Dom Kegel (Hunters, WA) also cites his visit as the deciding factor in choosing Greenville. "Going to a school far from home was a big decision, but when I visited and met the guys, it was evident to me that this is where I wanted to be."

Florida has proved to be an important state for the Panthers, producing All-Conference DT Bobby Jones (Miami, FL Miami Central) and playmaking OLB Xavier Beach (DeFuniak Springs, FL Walton High)

Sophmore Quarterback Austin Teer (Vancouver, BC) even crossed the bord
er to come to GC.  "I was a weird person and never visited, I really just showed up the day I was supposed to. But it was such a memorable experience coming in not knowing what to expect and being so warmly welcomed. I didn’t know any of the guys, and they didn’t know me but I felt like I was part of a family away from my family."

Dom Kegel offers advice for players who are concerned about their decision, "Trust the lord, trust your desires, and trust yourself. You will grow a lot. Encourage your parents in the fact that this will be a great step in becoming a man of god. Give it to the Lord and watch it all work out."


Upcoming Recruiting Weekends

The Panthers are gearing up for a very important recruiting period. The coaching staff and players feel that the on-campus visit is the most important part of understanding what Greenville is all about, and experiencing what it is like to be a Greenville Panther. We invite you to come on one of our official visit weekends.
January 31st

Feb 15th and 16th

Febuary 27th and 28th

March 27th and 28th

These visits are a great way to get to know the team and the coaching staff, as well as tour the campus and see the facilities.

Senior Quarterback Dom Kegel (Hunters, WA) said of his visit, "going to a school far from home was a big decision, but when I visited and met the guys, it was evident to me that this is where I wanted to be."

Talk to your recruiting coach for more information about your visit.

We hope to see you soon!


All Conference Awards Announced

The SLIAC All Conference teams were announced today. The Panthers had 10 players selected to the All Conference Team, including 4 first team selections.

First Team Offense

Junior TE Zach Friedrich (Selah, WA) lead the conference in all receiving categories in 2008. Friedrich finished the season with 61 catches, 856 receiving yards, and 9 touchdowns, ranking 2nd in the NCAA for Tight Ends.

First Team Defense

Junior DE Alex "Bama" Holmes (Huntsville, AL) had a break out season in 2008. The explosive Holmes finished the season with 44 total tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, and 1 sack.

Senior Team Captain Grant Jarzynka (Cairo, NE) was selected first team middle linebacker. Jarzynka was all over the field this season, finishing the season 10th in the conference with total tackles with 67, 2.5 sacks, and 4 interceptions.

Junior DB Edgar Townsend (Kankakee IL) was selected first team cornerback, after not playing a game in 2007. Townsend finished the season with 8 interceptions, ranking 2nd overall in the NCAA.

Second Team Offense

Senior Team Captain QB Dominic Kegel (Hunters, WA) was last year's Conference MVP. This year Kegel passed for 1516 passing yards, 16 passing TDs, 554 rushing yards with 7 rushing TDs. Kegel finished the season with 2070 total yards and 20 total touchdowns.

Sophomore Center Timothy Burroughs (Stanton, CA) anchored a young offensive line in 2008. In his first year as a starter, Burroughs led an offensive line that ranked 3 in the conference in rushing, with nearly 200 yards a game.

Second Team Defense

Junior DT Bobby Jones (Miami, FL) was selected second team all conference after missing several games with injury. Jones finished the season with 3 sacks.

Junior Linebacker Garrett Young (Hillsboro, Il) was the leader of the defense that was ranked 2nd in the conference in total defense. Young finished the season with 49 tackles, and 3 sacks.

Sophomore DT Justin Harris (Greenville, Il) was a big part of the defensive success the Panthers had this season. Harris started the second half of the season after fellow all conference DT Bobby Jones went down with a season ending injury.

Honorable Mention Offense

Freshman Running Back Adonnis Brown (Denver, CO) was selected Honorable Mention all conference, after being moved from safety early in the season. Brown was an essential part of the Greenville offense that ranked 3rd in the conference in rushing.

Academic All Conference

Jordan Fred

Michael Hindman

Benjamin Holmes

Dominic Kegel

Antoine Kennedy

Kenyon Klousia

Scott Schneider

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