June 7, 2013

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – Joining The Master’s College women’s cross country and track programs in 2013 is Charity Schroeder of Palmdale, California.

Schroeder, younger sister to head coach Zach Schroeder, enters TMC after a two-year career at Antelope Valley College where she competed in cross country and ran in the 5k and 10k events for track.

Before that, Schroeder competed in both cross country and track at Desert Christian High School where she was a four-year recipient of All-Desert Mountain League honors, and was also named the captain of the track team during her senior year.

Commenting on why she chose The Master’s College, Schroeder said “The main pull TMC had for me was its running program.   It is a great program and has an amazing spiritual side with athletes that clearly love the Lord.  I’m excited to get to know them and grow alongside them.”

Coach Schroeder believes that the newest addition to the Lady Mustang cross country and track program has the potential to be a solid competitor in both the Golden State Athletic Conference and NAIA.

“We always look for athletes who have a heart for the church and reaching out to the lost,” said coach Schroeder.  “Of course we want to compete andSchroederSigns2.jpgwin, but we want to live out Christianity both on and off the course, and that’s who Charity Schroeder is.  She has the desire to come out and invest her life in this sport, but mainly in the girls on the team. We’re thrilled to have her.”

Schroeder plans to major in Applied Mathematics for a desired career as a teacher.

“I’m excited to improve in my running, and this program is suited to make that happen,” commented Schroeder.  “I hope to be a part of a squad that can win a conference championship!”

The Lady Mustang cross country and track programs manufactured strong marks in 2012-13, producing two NAIA cross country All-Americans (Hannah Kellerman and Karis Frankian) and three NAIA track All-Americans (Frankian, Kellerman, and Ayla Draper).

The Lady Mustangs look to a fruitful 2013-14 season as they have not graduated any talent, but have signed four strong competitors.

To learn more about the Lady Mustangs’ distance programs, click here for cross country, and here for track.