Greenville University’s outreach to athletes around America and the world is very important to our sports teams. We gather athletes from not just schools around us in Illinois, but also from various states and even countries. Greenville University’s Men’s soccer team has one of the most diverse groups on campus. Last year, they had the privilege of getting an athlete named David Yakim, who is
Yakim’s main position on the field is a midfielder. His role in that position is when he gets the ball to create opportunities for the team to score. He is currently not a part of the starting 11, but he looks up those who start including senior, Edgar Bueno. Bueno is Yakim’s role model because he is amazing in the middle and Yakim has much to learn from Bueno. Because it is Bueno’s senior year and Yakim doesn’t have much longer to play with him, he does his best to learn from him each day. Apparently, Bueno and Yakim have been doing a great job creating opportunities for the team considering that after 8 games the team has 27 goals altogether. The team has gotten off to a great start on a 7 game win streak with the record of 7-1. They plan to continue to get better facing their upcoming opponent Washington University Monday, September 24th. I believe that having goals in the sports field is very important. Goals are an effective motivational skill that increases competitive performance. Yakim has obtainable goals for the team including winning conference this year. The Panthers have not yet played anybody in the conference, but they look forward to playing Iowa Wesleyan on Saturday, September 29.
Yakim notices that Greenville University tends to have a lot of small heroes throughout the campus off the field. Yakim says that off the field he admires and looks up to the little things that people do every day. Everyone on campus has their uniques qualities that they share and all of them are important and play a role on campus. Yakim does not have a role model on campusSeptemberbut he does look up to everyone for doing their part on campus to keep Greenville the way it is. Yakim has been battling with his hectic schedule this semester. Traveling far to soccer games, a lot of practice, a lot of homework all on top of classes becomes overwhelming. Not to mention his duties as an RC. Yakim says that it’s tough
One of his teammates, Donovan Graydon said that