Bermuda Athletic Association

Calon Minors Signs for Spartans

Press Release: Calon Minors Signs for Spartans
Date : 2th February 2014
Location: The Berkeley Institute

Exciting times are at The Berkeley Institute as a S4 student and Deputy Head Boy signs for the University of South Carolina Upstate Spartans NCAA Div 1 Men’s Soccer program.  Seventeen-year old senior student Calon Minors signs the dotted line of the National Letter of Intent to become the Spartans Soccer Program’s latest recruit for the Fall 2014 school year.
Calon, an Honor student at Berkeley since he began in 2010, became a hot commodity after his impressive showing at the Bermuda School Sports Federation (BSSF) All Star game in January 2014. In this event Calon scored two wonderful goals from midfield and was voted the MVP of this prestigious annual event. It was after this that Minors started to receive offers to attend US schools. Calon, who was an integral part of The BSSF College showcase to IMG Academy and MontVerde Academy in 2012 has developed his skills at local club BAA.  With the strong contact between Mr. Quincy Aberdeen and Coach Greg Hooks, Head Coach of the USC Upstate Spartans Men’s soccer team, Calon was offered a football scholarship.
Speaking with Mr. Minors, we learned that he knew that this is what he wanted to do since he entered Berkeley four years ago. “I am very honored to have this opportunity and I hope that I can do my parents, The Berkeley Institute and Bermuda proud.”

Calon’s Statement:
Good afternoon everyone. I would first of all like to give honor to God who is head of my life, to my parents, to The Principal of this fine establishment Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed, and to everyone present. Thank You for your attendance today.  I am a currently completing my final year at The Berkeley Institute.  It has been a tough journey through my four years here and I am proud to say I am almost done.  As most of you may know I am a very passionate soccer player but at the same time I know that school is just as important.  Author Helen Keller said and I quote the most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight, but has no vision.  I have lived my high school life off of that quote. From the first day I stepped on Campus I know I wanted to finish Berkeley and go to University on a soccer scholarship.  Every day since then I have worked hard to see that plan to fruition.   So today I am here to proudly announce that in the Fall of 2014 I plan to attend The University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA and will be a part of their NCAA Men’s Division 1 Soccer program who compete in the Atlantic Sun Division.

Now I would just like to thank a few people
1.       My parents Clark and Beverley Minors for their love and support in everything they do for me
2.       Mr. Quincy Aberdeen and Mr. Irving Romaine who were the ones who were at the forefront in getting me this opportunity
3.       Mr. Quincy Paynter and Mrs. Douglas my S4 years heads for keeping on top of me academically
4.       Mr. North who always checked up on me making sure I had everything I needed and also set up this press release.
5.       Mr. Lewis for helping me with my NCAA Eligibility and SAT and any other help I needed.
6.       Coach Thompson who is my coach at BAA, thanks for dealing with me in training and games and thank you for helping me on the football side of things.  I have learned a lot this season and I know my game has improved as a result.


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