Grace has added defender Jared McFarland from Muskegon, Michigan. Jared is the son
of Craig and Tessa McFarland and the older brother to Megan. Jared spent one year playing Spring Arbor University during his first year of college. In high school at Orchard View Jared twice captained the team while spending all four years on varsity and started every game from his sophomore year on. He earned All-Conference 1st Team, All-District First Team, All-Area 1st Team, and All-Region 2nd Team during high school. “In my heart I wanted to be here and now that is finally happening. I am extremely excited and thankful to be going to Grace in the fall. I am looking forward to getting on campus with the team and creating that family bond on and off the field. There is a great group of guys here and the other incoming players I have met make it even better. I am exited to continue growing in God at Grace as well as investing in new friendships here”, commented Jared when asked about becoming a Tiger. Jared is involved in children’s church and youth group. Coach Buchanan stated “Having Jared here he absolutely adds to the defense and also the attack. He is physically strong and uses all of his 6’1 frame. He is very capable of playing at center back as well as an outside back. He has been involved in soccer for basically all his life which will serve him well from an experience stand point. He is a new player for us but he has a year under his belt and will be able to provide that leadership in the team and to the new first year players as well. I am happy that Jared is here and I know what he brings as a player and person.” Jared will wear number three for the Tigers.