Femi Hollinger-Janzen ('12) was selected in the third round of the MLS Superdraft by the New England Revolution and has now signed with the team. He was also recognized with the Haier Achievement Award.
In an article by The Mennonite, Femi "credits Bethany Christian Schools, where he attended middle and high school, for shaping him into both the person and player he is today and for providing ongoing support throughout college. According to Rod Hollinger-Janzen, Femi’s father, IU players and coaches started referring to the mass of fans from Bethany and Femi’s home congregation, Waterford Mennonite Church in Goshen, who would turn up to watch games as 'Femi’s army.'”
In that same article Rod expresses his appreciation for the "support of Christian church and school communities who have supported Femi in his work to achieve his dream of playing professional soccer," and says, "I think it’s helped Femi to realize that soccer can fit into a Christian community framework,” says Rod. “It’s really cool to see how people have embraced him in the abilities that he has rather than expecting him to be something else.”