Carvajal To Attend Dordt

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Carvajal To Attend Dordt

(Wednesday, June 9; Sioux Center, Iowa) Santiago Carvajal, a student at Colegio Philadelphia Internacional (Colombia), has announced his intention to attend Dordt and join the Defender men’s soccer program.

“We are excited to add Santiago to our 2021 class. From day one, he was bought into the Dordt community. Santiago provides a high work ethic and intentionality in his relationships. We look forward to watching him grow throughout his time here,” said Dordt men’s soccer coach Ryan Gresse.

Carvajal is 6-1 and has played forward and midfield during his career and has served as team captain with his school team and was  apart of a Cali ASOCOPRI Cup runner-up team in 2019.  He also played for a year at Barca Academy PCBESCOLA—an institution that is a part of FC Barcelona. He was  apart of the Humberto Arias Tournament where the team reached the semifinals in the Gold category and the team was a part of the Platinum champions in the Univalle 2019 Tournament. Carvajal also competed in the Copa La Sultana Tournament with Sport Legends and won either champion or runner-up status in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

“I chose Dordt for the fact they are unique. Not only do great professionals graduate, they also graduate better people for this world that needs them. When I understood this I understood it was the best decision,” said Carvajal.

Santiago is the son of Helmer Carvajal Montes and Alba Lucia Butrago.  He plans to study Business at Dordt.

Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, is a comprehensive Christian college rooted in the Reformed tradition. The Defender athletic program is a part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC), American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) and the Mid-American Collegiate Hockey Association (MACHA). 

U.S. News & World Report, Money Magazine,, Washington Monthly, and Princeton Review all list Dordt on their best colleges lists. Dordt is home to approximately 1,500 students.