Jonathan Miller, sophomore on the William Peace men’s soccer team, was selected Third team All-Conference. Miller who started 16 games at right back for the Pacers and was a threat going forward for the Pacers all year down the right flank. Aside from WPU, he has repeatedly been selected to represent The Bahamian Senior National Team for their games against Belize, Antigua, Barbuda, Dominica, and Angullia.
Miller was selected from a pool of players that were consistently playing soccer year round at a higher level than domestic players. Miller had previously been a member of the Under 15 and Under 17 Bahamas Men’s National Teams prior to his senior team call up.
Miller had this to say when asked how it feels to represent his country on the field, “My favorite part of playing with the National Team is being able to represent such a small nation on a big stage and having an opportunity that many could only dream of. I also enjoy the status of being a National Team player and the respect I receive from family, friends, college teammates, colleagues, and even strangers. It has also been a long term goal and dream of mine to represent my country at the highest level possible.”
“The biggest challenge for me is being mentally prepared for what battles are coming on the field. For many of us, this will be the first time representing our country at this level. Our mentality has to be strong and positive throughout for us to settle down and play our game,” shared Miller. “The team is very young, the average age being 21 years old. It is important for us to recognize that this is only the start of a long term process to develop our soccer skills in The Bahamas so we must take each match-up one step at a time.”
The WPU defender is majoring in Exercise and Sports Science. Upon graduation, Miller plans to look into a profession in athletic training or sports nutrition.
SOURCE: PACERS ATHLETICS