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Sunlake kicker, soccer striker Connor Gilboy takes preferred walk on at Florida

Posted Feb 21, 2013 by Mike Camunas

Updated Feb 21, 2013 at 12:34 PM

Despite the records and stellar soccer career, Sunlake’s Connor Gilboy has decided to continue kicking in another sport.

On Thursday, Gilboy, who broke the Pasco County boys soccer single-season scoring record this season, opted to accept a preferred walk-on role at Florida, where he’ll compete to become a kicker on the Gators roster. Sunlake boys soccer coach Sam Koleduk confirmed the choice.

Gilboy, who had a county-high 60 goals while leading the Seahawks to a historic season (30-1) that resulted with a Class 3A state semifinal berth, had soccer scholarship offers on the table, but opted to go with football after kicking and punting his sophomore and senior seasons for Sunlake’s football team.

Gilboy, who was selected the first team of the Tribune’s All-Pasco Football team, was third on the team in scoring with 50 points off 29 extra points and seven field goals for the 8-2 Seahawks.

Gilboy topped former Land O’ Lakes standout Justin Geisler’s record of 55 goals in 2000 to set the new record, but missed the county’s all-time record by three. Ridgewood’s Melissa Wells scored 63 goals in 1991.

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