Mt. Pleasant’s Angel Avila Commits to Waldorf’s Men’s Soccer Program

Mt. Pleasant, IA- The Waldorf University men’s soccer team will be adding a Panther to their roster in the fall after Angel Avila signed his letter of intent to play for the Warriors today.

For Avila, this signing has fulfilled a childhood dream of his,

“Definitely when I was young, I always wanted to play up there [college]. You know, I feel like this is like the highest level I can probably compete at, for now.”

Avila has collected two assists and two goals in his Mt. Pleasant career playing as a midfielder. He will be joining a Warrior squad that finished 2-14-1 last season and he’s looking forward to the opportunity to get some quality playing time.

“You know, I like the program. I connected really well with the coaches; the men’s soccer program is pretty good, and I feel like I get really good playing time there. But play as a probably in the midfield. That’s where I shine most.”

The Panthers are looking to improve upon their 4-10 record from last season as they search for their first winning season since 2018-19 and Avila is looking to make that happen.

“I feel like I just want to do really good, perform really good for the team. I’m just excited for what’s to come. We’re aiming for state.”

Mt. Pleasant will start the season at home on March 28th against Clear Creek-Amana with Fairfield on April 4th being their first home conference matchup.