For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:8-10
Glorifying God is and always will be our first team priority. The Boys Soccer program is a year round sport, with pre-season and post-season training as well as summer league games. We'd love to have you on the field with us!
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Crean Lutheran boys soccer team has a promising future
"For physical training is of some value, but Godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come." 1 Timothy 4:8
Crean Lutheran’s boys soccer team enjoyed considerable success in the Academy League under Coach Glen Worthington. Now, the Saints are adjusting to the Empire League.
“We’re definitely on the upswing; moving from the Academy League to the Empire League last year was a big wake-up call in terms of competition and in what we need to do in training and what level we need to be at during games,” said Worthington, now in his eighth year.
“We expect significant growth this year as we build toward being a perennial contender.” In the three levels (frosh-soph, junior varsity and JV) there are 14 freshmen this year and 26 new players to the soccer program, the coach said. “So it's definitely a huge program growth year for us, which will hopefully lead to consistently high level incoming athletes every year,” Worthington said.
There are no seniors on this year’s team but there are six returners from last year’s varsity squad, including defensive leader and captain junior Kayden Lee and last season's assist leader junior Connor Grace. Other returning players include sophomore Evan Legator, juniors Nico Taylor and Royce Um and sophomore Joseph Yang.
All of the team’s home games will be played this year on the campus stadium field. The team opens the season on Monday, November 18, hosting Northwood at 6 p.m. “It’s a great field and it’s going to be such a huge time saver and benefit to the program for years to come, so we’re all excited,” Worthington said.
Throughout the season, the team will be following its Bible Verse, Worthington said.
‘The verse reminds us to keep first things first,” Worthington said. “Godliness has value for all things and should be our priority. But God recognizes that training is valuable too. So we use this verse as a baseline to set team values and team priorities.”
Glen Worthington - Head CoachBut as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. Micah 7:7
B.A. English; University of California Los Angeles, CA
J.D.; Georgetown University, Washington, DC
9 years CLHS teacher (2011 - present)
8 years CLHS Boys Soccer Head Coach (2012 - present)
6 years college/law school adjunct faculty
18 years middle school and high school youth ministry
It is a privilege to serve in the Christian ministry that is Crean Lutheran High School. Academic instruction and coaching from a Biblical perspective allows students to develop their intellectual and athletic abilities while growing in faith and character. I enjoy helping students reach their full potential in all those areas! After practicing law for several years in the secular world, I feel particularly blessed to proclaim Jesus while following my passions of education and soccer.
When I became head coach of the CLHS team, as a relatively new school, we had not yet won a single league game. Since then, we not only enjoyed several consecutive years of CIF playoff berths but won the league title in our last year in the Academy League. Now in the Empire League, we have added a third level (Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Frosh Soph) and are working hard to chase league titles once again.
I am blessed to be married to the beautiful Karen Worthington and even more blessed to serve with her at CLHS. When we're not on campus, you'll likely find us spending time with our two little girls, Stella and Naomi. Here's hoping for a great school year, and more importantly, here's praying that we all steadfastly seek God's plan, hope, and future! Godspeed!
Chris Nzala - Junior Varsity Coach
Coach Nzala played collegiate and semi-pro soccer overseas before coming to the United States. He has a player development background with local club teams and elementary and middle schools. He is now in his third year as our Junior Varsity Coach.
Jacob Manqueros - FroshSoph Coach
Coach Manqueros (Alumnus Class of 2016) was a 4-yr CLHS player including 3 years on Varsity as a goalie and forward. He has served our team in multiple roles, currently in his second year as our FreshSoph Coach. Coach Manqueros' has built on his CLHS coaching experience by working with local club programs as well.
tyler day - assistant coach
Coach Day (Alumnus Class of 2015) was a 4-yr CLHS Varsity midfielder. After graduating from Point Loma Nazarene University, he is working towards a career in Physical Therapy. During his college breaks, he consistently volunteered with our team year-after-year. Fortunately, his schedule works out for him to officially join our coaching staff this year.
lance leedom - assistant coach
Coach Leedom (Alumnus Class of 2019) was a 4-yr CLHS player including 3 years on Varsity as a midfielder and forward. He ranks in CLHS Boys Soccer's Top 5 in career and single season assists, and he also brings a wealth of club soccer knowledge and experience. He currently attends Concordia University Irvine.
elijah amadin - assistant coach
Coach Amadin was a D1 CIF Champion in high school and now plays for Concordia University Irvine. At Concordia, he has played in every game each year, regularly as a starter. He brings unquestionable soccer talent and a record of success to our program.
CLHS Boys Soccer prides itself on being a family in Christ. That family atmosphere grows as our alumni return to practice with us and play in our annual Alumni Game. Additionally, I am proud to have multiple alumni as past and present coaches!
Our annual Alumni Game takes place every December, typically on the Saturday preceding Christmas Eve. Our next alumni game will be Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 5pm in Saints Stadium. Check your email for more details--and if you're interested, be sure to keep Coach Worthington informed of your current email address.
CLHS Boys Soccer also has a growing number of current and former collegiate soccer athletes.
- Joshua Yang (CLHS Class of 2019) -- Pomona College
- Andrew Antoun (CLHS Class of 2017) -- Cal Baptist University
- Isaiah Carrillo (CLHS Class of 2016) -- George Fox University