The Bellevue College Senior Identity Development Camp is held for high school seniors who wants to be potentially recruited as part of the class of 2013. This year, BC women soccer team’s Head Coach Kiko Magana organized the Women’s Soccer Senior ID Camp on Sunday, Jan. 6 with callbacks of selected players on Jan. 13. The Senior ID Camp is an annual event that usually takes place in either December or January.
The camp turned out to be a success with seniors coming from around the state such as Spokane, Monroe, Puyallup and others.
During the camp, high school seniors are given a short training and a time to showcase their soccer skills. They played a four versus four game as well an eight versus eight game. “We had a successful Senior ID Camp. Out of the 10 recruits, eight high school seniors committed to play for BC and one individual from the 10 is still considering BC. Before the camp, I make sure to watch the recruit play at a high school or club game and I also contact their high school and club coaches to get some background information on the player before inviting them to the Senior ID Camp,” said Magana.
According to Magana, as a head coach, he helps the team to maintain a respectable GPA to transfer out into a four-year college or university. In addition to that, he aims to improve the girls’ individual play and to improve and mature as a person and represent BC with pride.
“I aim to run a program to win our Division and compete for an NWAACC championship,” said Magana. “I aim to brand our Women’s Program as one of the best on and off the pitch.”
Magana is originally from Hutchinson, Kan. He played at Iowa Central Community college and transferred to play at Lees McRae College, a division II school in North Carolina. Magana was the assistant coach for the men’s and women’s BC soccer team last year and was recently promoted to become the head coach of the women’s soccer team. Magana said that he is looking forward to achieving many great things with the team in the future.
The 2013 season begins with the pre-season in August. Currently for the winter quarter, the team is training and working out four times a week. When the spring season starts the team will train five times a week and have three match days where they will play against four year colleges and universities. As of now the Bulldogs are scheduled to play against Central Washington University and Evergreen State College in April.
Aside from the Women’s Soccer Sr. ID Camp, BC also offers a Women’s Soccer Jr. ID Camp which allows high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors to have the chance to showcase their talent and possibly be recruited for the Bulldogs in the future. The Women’s Soccer Jr. ID Camp is usually held in March.
For more information about the BC women’s soccer camp, students can go to the BC athletics website at http://bellevuecollege.edu/athletics/