Summit Christian Academy has hired Missouri Comets player Byron Alvarez to be the new assistant coach for boys and girls soccer.
Alvarez, a member of the Missouri Comets since the team’s inaugural season, holds the Comets’ modern records for career goals (93) and points (232). He scored a league-most 80 points, including 33 goals and 12 assists as he earned the league’s Golden Boot and was selected the 2010-2011 MVP.
This season, Alvarez had six goals and five assists for 17 points as the Comets won the Major Indoor Soccer League championship. Alvarez has played 76 games for the Comets in his three years with the team. In that time he has had a hand in a staggering 266 points. Broken down, that is five three-point goals, 102 two-point goals and 47 assists.
A native of Mexico and recently naturalized U.S. citizen, Alvarez began his career in the United States by playing for the Major League Soccer’s New York MetroStars in 2002. In 2009, he played a pivotal role with the Monterrey La Raza on its way to that season’s championship.
“I am very excited to have Byron Alvarez join our soccer family,” said SCA Athletic Director Jake Kates. “He will bring a wealth of knowledge with him from his many years of professional soccer. Not only is he on fire for soccer, but he is also on fire for the Lord. He will be a great asset to our soccer programs.”