March 18, 2014

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Master’s College women’s soccer program looks to a strong future with the recent signing of Sarah Stead.

“I want to come onto the team and be a positive impact, both on the field and off the field,” commented Stead. “I want to be pushed and to push others to grow and seek the Lord in all that we do. We only get one life to leave a mark on this world, and as we play against unbelievers I want to be remembered as a team and player who played to give God all the glory.”

The future Lady Mustang comes from a long lineage of alumni from The Master’s College. Stead’s parents (Jonathan and Jill) both attended the college, while her grandfather, Dr. John Stead, has taught in the Political Science department and currently provides leadership as the school’s Vice President for Academics. In addition Stead’s grandfather, Dr. John Dunkin, was president of the school when it was know as Los Angeles Baptist College.

Looking to make a name for herself, Stead eyes her time at The Master’s College with the prospect of being “super excited to dig into the Word of God and to be biblically prepared to share the gospel. I am anxious to meet my professors and to be able to get an education in a way that honors God. Overall I am praying for a life-changing experience these next four years.”

Stead’s soccer resume built around her time at Murrieta Valley High School is highlighted by being a part of the 2011 Southwestern League champion team and being a captain for the team during the 2014 season. Stead also spent some time competing with the Carlsbad Elite soccer club.steadsigning.jpg

Head coach Curtis Lewis feels that Stead’s experience will be a huge help to the Lady Mustangs.

“Sarah came out a few years ago and we immediately saw that she would be a great addition to our squad.  I think her background will aid our squad immediately. Stead is a technically-gifted player and will probably be fighting for a starting position.”

Lewis aims to have Stead spend time in the forward and the midfielder positions.

The Lady Mustangs went 15-6 (6-4 GSAC) in 2013 and made their first appearance in three years at the NAIA National Tournament where they fell to CSU San Marcos 0-1 at Reese Field.

Now, the 18th-ranked Lady Mustangs look to a strong 2014 campaign where they will open with a road game against Concordia (OR) on August 23.

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