Men’s Soccer will begin regular-season play on August 18, and Coach Elie Jean is still adding talent to roster. Coach Jean has found a tough defender from inside the city limits. The latest Eagle, Bawi Thang, hails from Jacksonville, and he was Englewood High School’s MVP.

Bawi Lian Thang — Jacksonville, FL

Bawi is a graduate of Englewood, where he played varsity soccer for two years under head coach Magna Silva. Bawi is the son of Mr. Bawi Thang and Ms. Ngun Hlei Veng.

Bawi was the Englewood Rams’ team captain and Most Valuable Player as the Rams averaged four goals per game in Class 4A, District 3 competition. Bawi’s job, though, was stopping the opponent from scoring while playing mainly center midfielder on defense.

Bawi has also played soccer for Jacksonville’s Community Club and JYFC. He also participated in track and filed, cross country, and tennis at Englewood, and he has competed in a marathon.

When asked why he chose Trinity Baptist College, Bawi cited the #1 mission of TBC: training in ministry. “I have wanted to attend a Bible college ever since I was little,” Bawi said, “because I wanted to be a missionary even back then. I look forward to connecting with people and creating meaningful relationships.” He hopes to begin missionary work immediately after college — or even beforehand.

Bawi’s life verse is John 3:16, which says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

We are happy to have Bawi Thang begin his life of ministry at TBC.