Two Garinger athletes sign national letters of intent

Francisco Gonzales and Tresor Mbuyu conversing before the big signing moment at Garinger February 4th, 2015.

Francisco Gonzalez and Tresor Mbuyu conversing before the big signing moment at Garinger February 4th, 2015.

By Deonte Kirkpatrick and Tanay Woodard

Two student athletes from Garinger High school signed their national letters of intent on February 4, 2015.

Tresor Mbuyu will be attending Division 1 Liberty University and Francisco Gonzales will be attending NAIA Montreat College, both for soccer.

Tresor Mbuyu earned All conference, All Region, All State, Charlotte Observer player of the year again and All American for Top Drawer Soccer and the NHSCAA. He scored 56 goals in his favor, making him the top scorer in the state.

Francisco Gonzalez racked up 24 saves and accumulated 2 shutouts this past season as goalie, helping his team to an overall 18-4-2 season.

Francisco Gonzales (left) and Tresor Mbuyu (Right) Signing National letters of intent on February 4th, 2015 at Garinger high school.

Francisco Gonzalez (left) and Tresor Mbuyu (Right) Signing National letters of intent on February 4th, 2015 at Garinger High School.

Garinger’s first All-American

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Tresor Mbuyu scores a goal in the second round of playoffs against Watauga HS. (photo by:tarheelsportsphotography)

Tresor Mbuyu scores a goal in the second round of playoffs against Watauga HS.                                                                (photo by:tarheelsportsphotography)

Mbuyu warms up before the second round of playoffs.(photo by:tarheelsportsphtography)

Mbuyu warms up before the second round of playoffs.     (photo by:tarheelsportsphtography)

By Francisco Gonzalez
Earlier this season, senior Tresor Mbuyu was nominated for Top Drawer Soccer All American team and put on the watch list. On Friday October 24 he was officially named All American, making him the first All American at Garinger and the only player from North Carolina to be on the All American team for 2014. On Sunday December 7 the NSCAA, the official national soccer coaches association, also named Mbuyu “All American.”

“It wasn’t a surprise for me” said David Garrett, the Garinger varsity soccer coach, “Tresor is one of the best players I’ve seen… his passion and dedication make him what he is.”

Mbuyu had an outstanding season, beating his records from his previous season. Last season Mbuyu was all conference, all state, the Charlotte Observer’s Player of the year and had a total of 34 goals. This year Mbuyu earned All conference, All Region, All State, Charlotte Observer player of the year again and All American for Top Drawer Soccer and the NHSCAA. He scored 56 goals in his favor, making him the top scorer in the state.

“Its an honor to be nominated for All American and without my teammates I would have never made it to where I am this season.” Mbuyu takes great pride in his team, he said he knows its not just the individual achievements but the team effort  that counts.

The Wildcats made it to the third round of playoffs this year, the furthest any Garinger soccer team has ever made it. This being Mbuyu’s senior year, he hoped to win a state championship.Although the wildcats season came to a tragic end, as they lost 3-0 to the now state champions Reagan High, Mbuyu said he is proud of what they accomplished.

“I just wanted to finish the season off strong,” he says. With his high school season over and college recruiters on the hunt for Mbuyu, he says he hopes to be in college next year (he has a few offers already), continuing to do what he does best which is “playing the beautiful game of soccer.”

Garinger High School Basketball Schedule

11/187:30p
Game Details: Hopewell High School, Gym
94 – 72Loss
11/217:30p
Location: Garinger High School
86 – 49Loss
11/257:30p
Location: North Mecklenburg High School
84 – 25Loss
11/2812:00p
Game Details: Leroy Holden Classic
82 – 48Loss
11/291:30p
Game Details: Holden Classic Thanksgiving Tournament
75 – 68Win
12/027:30p
Location: Garinger High School
55 – 42Loss
12/087:30p
Location: Garinger High School
12/127:30p
Location: Garinger High School
12/188:00p
Location: Porter Ridge High School
12/27TBA
TBA
Game Details: East Lincoln winter Jam
12/29TBA
TBA
Game Details: East Lincoln winter jam
12/30TBA
TBA
Game Details: East Lincoln Winter Jam
01/067:30p
Location: Garinger High School
01/097:30p
Location: East Mecklenburg High School
01/167:30p
Game Details: Myers Park High School, Gym
01/237:30p
Location: Butler High School
01/277:30p
Location: Rocky River High School
01/307:30p
Location: Garinger High School
01/307:30p
Location: Garinger High School
02/037:30p
Location: Independence High School
02/067:30p
Location: Garinger High School
02/10TBA
TBA
Game Details: Conference tournament
02/107:30p
Location: Garinger High School

Garinger Varsity Men’s Football Schedule 2014

Time

Date

Opponent

Result

TBA

8/22

@Hopewell

39-0 Loss

7PM

8/29

@Harding University

46-22 Loss

TBA

9/05

West Meck

41-12 Loss

7PM

9/26

Butler

66-0 Loss

7PM

10/02

Rocky River

              45-6 Loss

7:30PM

10/10

@Porter Ridge

              29-2 Loss

7PM

10/17

Independence (HC)

              65-0 Loss

7PM

10/24

@East Meck

              52-6 Loss

7PM

10/31

@Myers Park

7PM

11/07

@Concord

 

Roster
1 Keith Sizer
2 Jorden Freeman
3 Jalen Grundy
4 Jerquavius Stewart
5 Micheal Lundy
6 Deonte Kirkpatrick
7 Nichaun Wray
8 Marcus Feagins
9 Jaylan Long
10 Jakeenen Whitmire
12 Jacob James
18 Jarod Bullard
20 Charles Langston
22 Malik Johnson
23 James Kelly
24 Delvin Clement
25 Lance Gibbs
26 Thyreek Etienne
27 Tamaiya Jn-marie
29 Isaiah Black
30 Jonathan Nantz
44 Daveon Ray
45 Jamari White
49 Kamren Miller
50 Jackie Jones
51 Johnnie Alston
52 Jarquis Mcmanus
55 Phinius Fields
56 Jonuel Pagen
66 Marquel Colman
72 Demarcus Craig
77 Brice Gallman (C)
79 Takobie Anderson
84 Djimon Tucker
99 Tariq Briskey

Mens varsity soccer roster

NAME

#

Gr.

Francisco Gonzalez

1

Sr.

Shalom Dutey

2

Jr.

Saul Torro

3

Jr.

Oscar Castro

4

Jr.

Juan Carlos Ramirez

5

Jr.

Simon Y

6

Jr.

Christian Ortiz

7

Jr.

Misael Robles

8

Jr.

Aledin Suljicic

9

Sr.

Tresor Mbuyu

10

Sr.

Ruben Patino

11

Jr.

Erick Ortiz

12

So.

Joseph Akpoke

14

Jr.

N’gonou Norbert

  15`

Jr.

Sidrono Benitez

16

Sr.

Servando Villa

17

Fr.

Esmelyn Flores

18

Fr.

Jesus Beltran

20

So.

David Mbuyu

21

Fr.

 

Garinger Girls Volleyball Schedule

Game Location Date Result Opponent Time

08/21/14

Harding University  

H

08/25/14

3-1 loss

West Mecklenburg  

H

08/26/14

25-12 loss

Butler  

A

09/02/14

3-0 loss

Porter Ridge  

H

09/04/14

3-0 loss

Independence  

H

09/08/14

3-0 loss

Vance  

09/09/14

East Mecklenburg  

A

09/11/14

3-0 loss

Myers Park  

A

09/18/14

Butler 5:00pm

09/25/14

Porter Ridge 5:00pm

09/29/14

Vance 5:30pm

09/30/14

Independence 5:30pm

10/02/14

East Mecklenburg 5:00pm

10/07/14

Myers Park 5:30pm

Mens varsity soccer schedule

Date

Result

Opponent

H/A

Mon Aug 18

W 7-1

Hopewell

H

Thu Aug 21

W 7-1

@ Sun Vally

A

Sat Aug 23

W 5-1

@ Providence

A

Tue Aug 26

T 0-0

Hough

H

Tue Sept 2

L 1-0

Char. Catholic

H

Fri Sept 5

W 4-2

@AC Reynolds

A

Sat Sept 6

T 3-3

@ Southwest Guilford

A

Mon Sept 8

W 7-0

Butler

H

Wed Sept10

W 9-0

Rocky River

H

Sat Sept 13

L 3-2

@ TC Roberson

A

Mon Sept 15

W 2-0

@ Porter Ridge

A

Wed Sept 17

W 5-0

Independence

H

Mon Sept22

W 5-1

@East Meck

A

Wed Sept 24

Rescheduled

@Myers Park

A

Wed Oct 1

W 9-2

@Butler

A

Thu Oct 2

canceled

@Harding

A

Mon Oct 6

@Rocky River

A

Wed Oct 8

Porter Ridge

H

Mon Oct 13

@Independence

A

Wed Oct 15

East Meck

H

Mon Oct 20

Myers Park

H

 

 

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