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Four East Bay soccer players sign college scholarships

Posted May 18, 2012 by Bill Ward

Updated May 18, 2012 at 06:04 PM

East Bay High held a signing ceremony for four Indians players who are moving on to attend college and play the game at that level. Here are the four players and their bio, as provided by East Bay athletic director Scot Tipton:

Rachel LoBrutto, midfielder, Warner College: A four-year varsity letterman at East Bay.  Rachel is a physical player with great vision of the field.  She has the ability to contribute to the team offensively or defensively.  Rachel has been a key player the last four years and will be missed.  Rachel has played club soccer for New Tampa and Florida Revolution.

Jennifer Sickles, midfielder, Mount Olive College:Jen has great touch and vision on the field.  As a center midfielder, she is a valuable playmaker with the ability to find forwards’ feet.  Not only is she a leader on the field, she also excels in the classroom.  Jen has battled injuries throughout her career but persevered for a well-deserved scholarship.  Jennifer plays club soccer for The Florida Revolution.

Isabel Vazquez, defender, Northern Iowa University:A four-year starter at defense for the Lady Indians.  Isabel is a rock on the soccer field.  An extremely hard working, level-headed player who will anchor any team she plays for.  Isabel battled through injuries and illness to make sure that she was an effective member of the team every year.  A coach’s dream player.  Isabel has played club soccer for RSL, Brandon, Florida Revolution and New Tampa.

Gabby Watson, midfielder, Georgia Southern University:A two-year member of the Lady Indians team, Gabby was dominant in the county.  With excellent skill, soccer knowledge, and work ethic, Gabby will be a benefit to her college squad.  As a center midfielder, Gabby had the ability to set up plays, score goals, and mark some of the best players in the county.  Gabby has played club soccer for RSL and IMG.

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