Bethel signs

football players

Bethel College football coach Terry Harrison signed Hutchinson Community College transfer Carvin Duverge to a letter of intent to compete for the Threshers.

Duverge is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound defensive end and linebacker.

He is a native of Middleburg, Fla.

"I am excited to be here," Duverge said. "I'm ready to help 'The Brotherhood' complete this turnaround!"

"Carvin is a long, athletic, fast young man," Bethel defensive coordinator Paul Kempf said. "His potential is through the roof. He has already shown himself to be a great teammate over the last few weeks."

Harrison also signed Thomas Kucera of Wichita, Kade Miller of Osborne and Phillip Williams of Houston.

Kucera is a senior at Wichita North, where he is a 5-9, 260-pound center. He is a two-time All-Greater Wichita Athletic League honorable mention and was a first-team pick as a senior. He is a consensus all-state honorable mention media selection and was selected to the 2019 Shrine Bowl.

"I am very excited to get on campus and make a difference not only on the football field, but also at Bethel College," Kucera said.

He is a member of the National Honor Society and a Kansas Scholar. He intends to major in history.

Miller is a linebacker for Osborne High School, where he had 254 solo tackles, 16 interceptions and scored 24 touchdowns at tight end. He helped lead Osborne to an 11-2 record as a senior, reaching the Eight-Man I state finals in Newton.

He is a first-team consensus all-state media selection and was named a finalist as Defensive Player of the Year by Sports in Kansas.

"I'm very excited to become part of the Brotherhood!" Miller said.

He is a member of the National Honor Society and the honor roll. He intends to major in business administration.

Williams is a safety from Heights High School in Houston, where he had 76 total tackles as a senior — 32 solo. He had six interceptions and three pass breakups.

He was a Class 6A All-District selection.

"I'm very excited to become a Thresher, and continue my academic career," Williams said.

Soccer players

sign for BC

Bethel College men’s soccer coach James Cottage signed two players to letters of intent to play for the Threshers beginning in the fall.

Signed are Matheus Tavares and Gwonhyeong Song. Albert Bratthammar is returning to the team after missing last season.

Tavaras is a forward from Florianopolis, Brazil. He was a 2018 all-star selection with the Association of American Schools of Central America.

"Matheus will bring attacking creativity to our attack and we are looking forward to seeing him grow as a player here," Cottage said.

Tavares intends to major in business administration.

Song is a native of Yongin, South Korea, where he competed for the Korea Sports Academy and averaged a goal a game.

"Gwonhyeong is a dynamic wide player,” Cottage said. “He is a gifted young player that we feel will have a lot of success for us."

Song intends to major in business administration.

Bratthammar, of Gothenburg, Sweden, played in eight games for Bethel in 2017, posting 16 saves and posting a 3-2-0 record. He had a 2.77 goals-against-average.

"Albert is a very talented keeper who will bring a great personality to our college,” Cottage said.

Bratthammar intends to major in history and political science.

BC softball

signs player

Bethel College softball coach David Middleton signed Krystal Castorena of Goddard to a letter of intent.

Castorena was a second baseman and outfielder for Goddard High School. She also played for the Kansas Blue Sox club team. She batted .333 as a junior.

"I'm very excited to be a part of the Bethel softball family and to continue my academic career at Bethel," Castorena said. "Roll on Threshers!"

"We are very excited to bring in Krystal," Middleton said. "She will bring a good bat and speed. She has played at a high level at Goddard, which is a softball powerhouse, and also the Blue Sox. She will excel in the classroom and bring a great work ethic to both programs."

Castorena intends to major in nursing.