Incoming Freshman Silva earns All-American Strength Honors

       Those who have been following Greenville College Football have witnessed some major improvements which have included two conference championships in the past three years. Much of that improvement is directly related to the intense strength and conditioning program that Greenville has implemented. Not only has the strength program been instrumental, but also that of the recruiting efforts of the staff at Greenville finding players who buy into the importance of strength and speed training.

        A great example of the type of player Greenville looks for in a recruit is Joey Silva from Lodi, CA. Silva was recently recognized with the NCSA All-American Strength & Conditioning Athlete of the Year Award. There are only 225 estimated athletes in the country that receive this honor. To earn the award, Silva recorded the best back squat in his school’s strength programs history (440 lbs). Joey also posted a 260 pound bench press, 235 pound power clean, 32 inch vertical jump, 4.66 40 yard dash, and a 4.44 pro agility.
        “At 5’9 and 200 pounds, Joey’s combination of strength and athleticism is tremendous,” says Coach Mingo. “I am so excited to see what Joey can accomplish here at GC.” Joey will play Linebacker for the Panthers in the Fall and plans on majoring in Business.

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