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Anthony Mwembia

School

Bowling Green

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Insurance and Risk Management

Classroom

Anthony Mwembia was named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference Team in 2017.

Character

Mwembia is a member of the BGSU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and he has been voted a team captain by his teammates in each of the last two seasons.

“I have had the privilege of coaching some outstanding young men through my career, but none of them have even come close to having the same impact on our team and our community as Anto. He has single-handedly won countless games and put our program on a competitive level with the best teams in the country. And off the field he is an absolute hero in our community. Everyone – from other athletes, to students across campus, to professors, to kids and parents in the community – knows him, and everyone loves him. He possesses a combination of athleticism, drive and discipline, with a humility and genuineness that I have not seen before.” – Head Coach Eric Nichols

Community

Mwembia has been heavily involved in his community from a young age. Since coming to Bowling Green, Mwembia has been extremely active in the community by visiting the local schools and working camps and clinics. He is also a member of the BGSU Captains Council and took part in the NCAA Apple Institute in San Diego, a program that helps prevent student-athlete substance abuse.

A native of France, Mwembia and a teammate also met with members of several French classes at BGSU on multiple occasions last year, speaking about what it’s like to be a student-athlete, to attend a University in a different country, etc.

Competition

Mwembia is in his fourth season as BGSU’s starting goalkeeper and has started all but one match since arriving in Bowling Green. Mwembia is believed to be the first player in program history to be named a College Soccer News Freshman All-American, and he was just the second freshman in school history to be named to the All-MAC First Team. Mwembia, who has played every second of every match since midway through his freshman year, has a career goals-against average of just 1.02 and a total of 20 shutouts. He has been named to the All-Ohio Team twice in his first three years with the Falcons.