Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Duo will take the pitch on the BC Soccer Field this year

Brevard, N.C. - Brevard College Women’s Soccer Coach Shigeyoshi Shinohara is pleased to announce that Shannon Bava and Lindsay Castevens have committed to come to Brevard and play on the 2012 Brevard College Tornados women’s soccer team.

The incoming freshman duo join commits Alexis Griffis, Clair Deese, Taylor Hembree, Nicole Miranda, Maddi Holt, Whitney Wellman, Katherine Nickels, Currin Session and Sara Beam as new members of the 2012-2013 BC Women's Soccer team.

Bava comes to Brevard by way of Mars Hill, N.C. and was homeschooled, lining up at center midfielder and forward under Coach Steve Woody. She was a member of the State All-Tournament team four years in a row, earning State MVP honors. She also received the Excellence award four years in a row and was named to the All-Tournament team at a tournament hosted in Tennessee.

In addition to soccer, Bava excelled in basketball, karate and swimming, and is a third Kyu brown belt. In the classroom, she earned the silver medal in the National Latin Exam in both Latin I and II. She is the daughter of Dominic and Kim Bava.

"Shannon has great skills on the ball and is very dangerous up front. Her sense of where the goal is and her ability to finish will make her a great asset for the Brevard College women’s soccer team," said Coach Shinohara. "She works very hard up front and has great passing skills from the midfield, and we’re very excited to sign her."

Castevens comes to Brevard from Mt. Airy, N.C. and Mount Airy High School, where she lined up at midfielder and forward under Coach Will Hurley. A two-time MVP selection and two-time All-Conference honoree, Castevens recorded two of her best seasons during her freshman and senior years where she recorded a combined 46 goals and 31 assists with the Granite Bears.

The 5-4 athlete is the daughter of Karen and Shane Castevens.

"It was very exciting to sign Lindsay as she has great character both on and off the field and is very personable and a great teammate," said Coach Shinohara. "She is very talented on the ball with great long range shooting skills and a powerful leg. She is going to be a great free kicker and great shooter for our team."

The Tornados compete in the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference.