July 6, 2011

Pictured with Trevor is NJC Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jeremiah McNutt and in the back row (left to right) parents Chad and Leanne Shepherd and grandparents Barb and John Roper. Trevor Shepherd, a 6’2” goal keeper from Erie has signed to play soccer at Northeastern Junior College. He will join a select group of teammates who will compose the inaugural team at Colorado’s largest residential two-year college as it begins competing in men’s soccer this fall. This will be the first time in the college’s history to have a varsity soccer program. The Plainsmen will compete in Region IX of the National Junior College Athletic Association which includes teams from Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska.

Shepherd, a 2010 graduate of Peak to Peak Charter High School, will be studying sports management.  He was the goalkeeper for Peak to Peak in 2009-2010 when the Pumas were named Class 3A State Runner Up. He was named All-Conference honorable mention his junior year, All-Conference his senior year and All-State honorable mention his senior year. He also played soccer for the Boulder County Force finishing his club soccer career on the U18 Red team that won the Super League and finished second in the State Cup. 

Shepherd comes from a prominent soccer family. His grandparents John and Barb Roper started the Boulder Junior Soccer organization in 1975.  The couple volunteered for the program for 30 years, retiring in 2005.  Trevor's mom, Leanne, played high school soccer at Fairview High School and all of his uncles and cousins, as well as both of his sisters current play or have played at the highest club level.

Shepherd will report to Northeastern on August 9th to begin three a day practices in preparation for a fall game season.  He is the son of Chad and Leanne Shepherd of Erie.

Photo cutline: Trevor Shepherd (front left) of Erie has signed to play soccer as part of Northeastern Junior College’s inaugural team as the college begins competing with a varsity men’s team this fall. Pictured with Trevor is NJC Head Men’s Soccer Coach Jeremiah McNutt and in the back row (left to right) parents Chad and Leanne Shepherd and grandparents Barb and John Roper. (Courtesy Photo)