April 19, 2013

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Master’s College men’s soccer team has announced the signing of Casey Phillips, from North Hills, California.

Phillips, a Heritage Christian High School senior, will add much-needed depth to the goalkeeper position in the fall of 2013.

In his senior year, Phillips played 1390 minutes where he notched 125 saves, six shutouts, a 1.50 goals-against average, averaging about 6.250 saves per game.

Phillips served as a captain his senior year for the Warriors and was named first-team All-Olympic League his junior and senior seasons.  Notably, Phillips was named All-Olympic League MVP his senior year based off his character rather than his athleticism.

PhillipsFam.jpgHead coach Jim Rickard is confident that Phillips possesses all the abilities of becoming a great goalkeeper.  “Casey has great hands and commands the field well,” said Rickard.  “He’s willing to take shots to the face and chest. He’s fearless. We’ll have him in a position where he can grow.”

Off the field, Phillips plans to major in Computer and Information Sciences. “I wanted a Christian background to my schooling, especially in the field of Computer Sciences” said Philips. “I ultimately want to expand my knowledge in computer sciences and strengthen my relationship with Christ.”

The Master’s College men’s soccer team, which went 8-10-1 (4-5-1 GSAC) in 2012, have signed four players this offseason, three of which are goalkeepers.

The Mustangs are slated to open their season August 22 against Jamestown College of North Dakota at the Westminster Tournament held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

To learn about the Mustangs soccer program, click here.