Two Thomson athletes head north to play semi-professional soccer in Pennsylvania.
Triston Gay and Zenia Nava have signed on to play football for the Torch Sports Ministry in Perkasie, Penn.
According to Gay, he tried for the team because he was looking for a place to play football. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no season last year. Gay said the season lasts for about two months, and if they qualify for the playoffs, it will last another month.
According to Gay, he is excited to play semi-professional football.
“I can’t wait to get better,” Gay said. “I am only spreading the word of God.
Gay has said he wants to eventually play in Europe, but he wants to progress to that.
“If I am offered to play abroad, I will take it,” Gay said.
Prior to starting this journey, Gay graduated from Thomson High School in 2018. Gay attended Rhinehart University from 2018-2019. Now Gay attends Georgia Military College, and has a dual major in Kinesiology and Business. . According to Gay, he was nationally ranked as a goalkeeper in 2018. Gay said that once his playing days were over, or if the football wasn’t working, he had plans on what he wanted. make.
“I want to build my own football academy and grow it across the United States,” Gay said.
According to Gay, he has an idea of what he wants for his academy.
“I want them to come close to Christ and make them the best player they can be,” Gay said.
Zenia Nava is also going north to play for the Torch Sports Department.
“This is my second year,” said Nava. “I am delighted to come back and improve my game.”
Nava said she hopes playing for Torch will open other doors for the future. Prior to playing semi-professional football, Nava graduated from Augusta Prep in 2019, then attended Bellarmine University and majored in Mathematics, with a minor in Sports Management.
“I love the numbers and I love coaching,” said Nava.
Nava said she was excited about this next chapter because she likes to be challenged.
“I like to be challenged and I want to win titles,” said Nava.
According to Nava, she thinks this year’s team has a good chance of winning. Nava said she was originally from Mexico and the goal was to make a professional career out of it, and maybe even return home and play in Mexico.
“I would love to come home and represent Mexico,” said Nava.
Nava said she liked what Torch stands for.
“We’re trying to spread Jesus Christ and that’s what I love about Torch.”