SANTA CLARITA, Calif -- The Master’s College anticipates a major boost to the 2012 men’s soccer team from soon-to-be freshmen Joey Mikulas of Monument, Colorado. The highly-recruited center midfielder chose to attend The Master’s College following a visit to the campus shortly before Christmas in 2011.

Mikulas.jpgMikulas excelled at the crucial center midfield position during his high school and club careers. Boasting seven goals, seven assists, and 21 points in his senior year at Lewis Palmer High School, the all-league MVP was also awarded first-team all-league during his junior and senior years. Mikulas also served as captain on one of the leading club teams in the state.  At both the high school and club levels, Mikulas established himself as a notable team leader with the potential of making great contributions on the collegiate level.

With plans to major in Kinesiology and Physical Education, the Colorado standout looks forward to improving his skills at the midfield position with hopes to make a major impact on the team’s soccer program.

Off the field, Mikulas anticipates the opportunity to grow stronger with his walk with the Lord, make new friends and experience life on campus.

The Mustangs went 11-6-3 in their 2011 campaign, finishing 3-4-2 in the Golden State Athletic Conference. Losing four seniors to graduation, the Mustangs will be fielding a younger squad in 2012. However, coach Jim Rickard anticipates that Mikulas’ great ballhandling skills, speed, and strength will help the Mustangs continue to compete at the highest level.

The Mustangs season will begin with a home opener against Whittier on August 31 at 4:00 p.m.