Athlete Profile: Josue Chavarria

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Written by Isabelle Hendrich, Faith Editor 

DAYTON, TN – Josue Chavarria is from Siguatepeque, Honduras, and plays defense on the men’s soccer team at Bryan College. 

Chavarria is majoring in pre-therapy. He became interested in pre-therapy due to an injury and Chavarria wants to become an athletic trainer to help athletes recover and be able to share God with them. “There is no better satisfaction than working for others and helping them in their sporting and spiritual growth,” Chavarria said. 

Chavarria’s injury occurred in an accident when a piece of rebar got stuck in his leg. “I began to doubt my future,” said Chavarria. “To worry about what would happen if I didn’t recover and lose my soccer scholarship.” 

The rebar tore a big part of Chavarria’s fibula and kept him from playing soccer for seven months. Chavarria had several months of rehabilitation but was able to play soccer again and attend Bryan College. 

Players from the men’s and women’s soccer teams, along with the coaching staff will be going on a mission trip to Siguatepeque, Honduras, where Chavarria is from, in March over spring break. “We will be sharing the gospel and we will be doing a soccer camp for children from the Chrisitan school where I studied and other children from the same area,” Chavarria said. “I am so excited about this event and being a part of spiritual and sports inspiration for the children and youth of the city where I grew up.” 

Coach Davidson will be leading the spring break trip consisting of 21 soccer players from the men’s team and 24 from the women’s team to Honduras. They will be working on construction and leading a soccer camp. 

“Mission’s are one of my passions. I spent a few years in the mission field and led dozens of short-term mission trips over the years,” Coach Davidson. “Part of what I want to do is start doing more with the soccer program, getting more and more students connected to missions and use soccer as their tool to build relationships with people and share the gospel.”

Isabelle Hendrich is a communication major and history minor at Bryan College. Besides running, Hendrich likes to read and do crafts. She is a triplet whose siblings, Benjamin and Savannah, are also attending Bryan College.