The LeTourneau University men’s soccer coaching staff announced on Thursday that Nate Berlandier, Zachariah Malik, and Justin Rojas have chosen to continue their soccer careers with the YellowJackets.
Nate Berlandier – Forward – 6-0 – 175 lbs.
Trabuco Canyon, California (Mission Viejo HS) – Strikers FC
For the last two years, he has been a starter for the Mission Viejo High School team. As a senior, he led the team to a 5-1-2 mark with three goals and two assists. He has been recognized twice on the Principal’s List for his success in the classroom. Berlandier has also played the last five years with Strikers FC. This past year, he scored four goals and assisted on another en route to a 6-1-3 record. At LeTourneau, he plans on majoring in computer science engineering.
Zachariah Malik – Forward – 6-1 – 180 lbs.
Austin, Texas – Lonestar ’98B Red
In just one season at Semper Veritas Academy, he scored six goals and assisted on eight more en route to first team all-conference honors. For the last three years, Malik played on the Lonestar ’98 Boys Red team, where he has been a starting forward and one of the top scorers on the team. At LeTourneau, he plans on majoring in business administration.
Justin Rojas – Forward- 5-10 – 165 lbs.
Henderson, Texas (Henderson HS)
As a three-year letter winner at Henderson High School, he was a prolific scorer throughout his high school career, recording a program-record 33 goals and eight assists his senior year. He finished his high school career, earning back-to-back district MVP honors. At LeTourneau, he plans on majoring in business management with an emphasis on oil and gas.
Coach Matthew Haesecke on the Newcomers:
“Our goal for the 2016 recruiting class was to find strikers that could put the ball away. We think we hit the jackpot with these three very talented, athletic and college-ready strikers.”