Major: Youth Ministry
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Previous School: William Jessup University
College: James is rejoining the Red Hawks after a one season hiatus where he attended William Jessup University in Rocklin, Calif. He previously was a part of the Red Hawk team and will add some defensive help to the roster.
High School: Buddy played two years of varsity soccer at Bella Vista High School. His athletic honors include First Team All-League and being a co-captain. He was on the 2008-2009 Bella Vista team that won section championships. Buddy also played baseball at Bella Vista. He played club soccer for the Fair Oaks Force.
Personal: Buddy is the son of Jeff and Denise James. His hobbies include basketball and tennis. His favorite athlete is Clint Dempsey. His career aspiration is to be a youth pastor.
Reason for coming to Simpson: “I choose Simpson because it is a small, but very impactful Christian university. I know that my relationship with the Lord will become stronger. And I was given the opportunity to play soccer at the college level.”