James Schryver inks with Eastern N.M. soccer

The Daily Times staff
Farmington's James Schryver signs his national letter of intent on Thursday to continue his soccer career at NCAA Division II Eastern New Mexico University.

FARMINGTON – Farmington goalkeeper James Schryver looks to add his name to a long list of quality goalkeepers at Eastern New Mexico University after signing with the Greyhounds on Thursday via athletic scholarship.

Schryver attended an Eastern N.M. soccer camp back on Jan. 26, working one-on-one with the Greyhounds’ starting goalkeeper, Ross Dalton.

From there, the 6-foot-3 Schryver was all in.

“I knew right away that the training sessions were very high intensity while also being able to have a bit of fun in between drills, just the way I like it,” Schryver said in an email today.

Despite Farmington’s 5-15 record this past season, Schryver remained a steady, intimidating force in net.

Despite averaging 2.07 goals allowed per match in 2018, Schryver still tallied 186 saves.

Since his sophomore year in 2016, Schryver had 410 total saves. He also went 27-23-3 and averaged just 1.56 goals allowed per match during that span.

Schryver also said Eastern N.M. sought a high-soccer I.Q. presence in net.

Going forward, Schryver said he looks to keep improving on his vertical jumping, speed and decision-making while under pressure.