Jose Sanchez was named to the second team preseason men's soccer team.

The Bethany College men’s soccer team was not left off the 2016 Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) Men’s Preseason Team, thanks to Second Team All-KCAC goalkeeper Jose Sanchez.

“Jose has proven himself to be a tremendous goalkeeper and a valuable leader on our team,” Swedes head coach Shane Taylor said. “He leads by example and instruction on and off the field.”

Sanchez had 97 saves last year, to compliment four shutouts. But it’s who Sanchez is off the field that has his coach raving.

“(Jose) carries a 3.8 grade point average and volunteers with the Lindsborg Youth Soccer program,” Taylor said. “We are extremely proud Jose is a Bethany Swede.”

Sanchez and the rest of Bethany begin the season on Aug. 27 at home.