Class of 2016 Part 2

Aleks Von Disterlo
Hometown: Martinez, CA
High School: Alhambra Bulldogs
Position: OL
Awards: 1st Team All-League OL
Major: Engineering
Coach Mingo: "I am very excited about Aleks committing to Greenville. He possesses great size and is very strong at the point of attack. He will add great depth to our offensive line. I believe he has the potential to compete for playing time very early in his career."

Ethan White
Hometown: Kansas City, KS
School: Highland CC
Position: OL
Awards: 2 Year Starter on O-line
Major: Speech Communication 
Coach Schomaker: "Ethan brings a lot of experience and leadership to the O-line.  A great fit for Greenville we look forward to watching Ethan thrive both on and off the field."

Joey Silva
Hometown: Lodi, CA
High School: Tokay Tigers
Position: LB/RB
Awards: 2nd Team All League RB,
Coaches Award
Major: Business
Coach Mingo: "I think Joey is going to join a rich tradition of great linebackers we have had from California. He is a very smart football player who always seems to be around the ball. He plays with great effort and physicality. I envision Joey becoming a great leader for the defense."

Darian Moore
Hometown: Sarasota, FL
High School: Riverview Rams
Position: OLB
Major: Environmental Biology
Coach Rode: "Darian is a committed young man with a great personality.  He is a fast talented player that bring a great intesity to the field and locker room.  He has a bright future as a panther.  

Deont'e King
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
High School: Sunrise Mountain Mustangs
Position: OL
Major: Special Education
Award: All State Academic Team
Coach Mingo: "Deonte is a great fit for Greenville College. He loves Jesus, is a very hard worker on the football field and he gets it done in the classroom. Deonte is a very positive kid who I believe can grow into becoming a very good leader for us."


Class of 2016 Part 1

Luke Moore
Hometown: Hillsboro, KS
High School: Hillsboro Trojans
Position: QB
Awards: 1st Team All Conference QB
1st Team All Conference LB
All State QB
Major: Urban and Cross Cultural Ministries
Coach Schomaker, “Luke is a strong leader both on and off the field. His athleticism and physical running style fit what we are looking for in a Quarterback. His character and love for the Lord make him a great fit not only for our team but also for the institution." 

Joey Coffey 
Hometown: Rochester, IL
High School: Rochester Rockets
Position: CB
Awards: 2 Time State Champion
Major: Physical Education
Coach Rode, "Joey comes from an incredibly successful high school program where he was also heavily involved in FCA. He knows how to win and will bring a winning attitude and a lot of spiritual leadership to this football program."

Corey Light
Hometown: Weldon Spring, MO
High School: O'Fallon Christian
Position: DB
Awards: 2 time All-District
Major: Pre Physical Therapy
Coach Mingo, "I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are for Corey Light coming to Greenville. He is a high academic kid, strong Christian, and tremendous athlete. His potential in this program is unlimited. I believe he will grow into becoming a great leader for us. We expect big things for Corey!"

Eric Spence
Hometown: Sterrett, AL
High School: Hope Christian Eagles
Position: ATH
Awards: Offensive Player of the Year
NACA All Tournament Team
Major: Criminal Justice
Coach Schomaker, "Eric is another high character player with a lot of athleticism.  He can play multiple positions and will have a lot of success over the next four season for the Panthers"


Next Level Panther

On March 3rd, SR TE Demontrez Simington (Atlanta, GA) took one step closer to fulfilling his dream of playing professional football after college. Demontrez participated in an NFL Regional Combine event at the Chicago Bears practice facility in Lake Forest, IL.

The event gave an opportunity for college athletes to display their skills in front of various scouts including many NFL representatives. Approximately 100 athletes participated in the combine and put their talents on display. Testing was done in the 40 yard dash, 20 yard short shuttle, and vertical jump. Various position drills were completed as well.

When asked about his performance Demontrez replied, 

 “ I felt good about my performance. I felt like my 20 yard short shuttle and vertical jump displayed my athleticism well. I felt the best about the position drills that included various route running drills and making different types of catches.”

When asked about his preparation for the combine Demontrez stated,  

“ I felt good about my preparation. SR DB’s John Smith and Andy Lozano have really helped me develop the work ethic to get me to this point. JR QB Jace Sloan has been very helpful and encouraging as well. He throws to me almost every day which allows me to work on my receiving skills.” 

“I also really appreciate Coach Schomaker and the way he has helped me grow as a man. We meet once a week and talk about life. He has been such a great supporter and mentor for me. My parents and girlfriend Philita have also encouraged me greatly throughout this process and I don’t know where I would be without them.”

So, what is the next step after participating in the NFL regional Combine?  

“I just have to keep training and working hard. I need to work on improving my 40 time and keep grinding away in the weight room. In order to reach my goals I must work hard and keep my eye on the prize. Being at the NFL Regional Combine was a great experience to see what other competition looks like. It gave me a great idea how I measured up and it only makes me more determined to keep working. I have a CFL tryout on May 5th at the University of Cincinnati that I am looking forward to.”

Demontrez is a two-time UMAC all-conference TE and recorded a team-high 40 receptions for 687 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2011.

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