Gents Continue to Build for 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008

SHREVEPORT – The Centenary men’s soccer team and head coach David Orr will welcome three more for the 2008 season. The Gents signed Jihad Elaydi, Tate McIntyre and Kyle Mehnert to a National Letter of Intent and all three are eligible to play this fall. 


Elaydi, who is from Arlington, Texas, will play up front for Centenary. He is a four-year letter winner out of Juan Seguin High School. In his four-year varsity career he scored 55 goals and is a three-time first team all-district and district MVP honoree.


Off the field he is ranked fourth in his graduating class, a member of the National Honor Society and is a part of the Muslim Student Association, where he serves as vice president.


“Jihad is a versatile player and can be effective in both the attack and defense,” said Orr. “His speed and athleticism will enhance our team and I’m really happy he will be joining our team this fall.”


McIntyre will come to Centenary from Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Texas. This season he was named district 4-5A first team, all-academic and MVP, along with earning the all-state academic award.


In 2008 he helped Mansfield to the district championship, after scoring 11 goals and giving off 14 assists. McIntyre also helped the squad to a 22-2-1 record in 2008 and a three-peat championship in district.


“Tate is a top level player who will help us improve our midfield this season,” Orr stated. “He is a good attacking player and should be an immediate influence. We are extremely happy to have him join our squad.”


After scoring 14 goals on the junior varsity team, Mehnert moved to defense on varsity and shined. He was named honorable mention all-district as a junior and second team all-district as a senior.


In the classroom he was a member of Who’s Who Among High School Students and National Society of High School Scholars.


“Kyle is an outstanding athlete and we look forward to his contributions on the field this fall,” said Orr. “He will help us tremendously this fall and for years to come, as he continues to grow as a soccer player.”