FCC Soccer Adds Programs Adds Another Six
As the FCC Women’s Soccer Program approaches their first season this fall, their roster continues to grow. The Suns have signed another 6 players through April and May so far, which brings their total signees up to 12. Coach Johnson was extremely pleased with the productive April he had recruiting, but was quick to point out there’s more to accomplish. “We’ve got enough to play”, he comments with a smile, “but we definitely still have more spots to fill.”
The six newest members of the Suns program give the program a strong burst as they head into the summer recruiting season. “It’s really exciting to officially have commitments from have these six ladies”, Coach Johnson stated. “They will certainly help lay the foundation of excellence we’re looking for as we start the FCC Soccer Program.”
Peggy Robles joins the program with her AA in Liberal Arts from Polk State College where she was an Honor Student. She has played 2 years at Polk State under Coach Bill Read. Peggy played varsity all four years at Mount Dora High School. She won MVP her freshman year, was named the “Most Dedicated Player” and was 1st team all county all 4 years. In 2010 she was named Sportsman of the Year and was the first female soccer player to go play in college. She remains the 3rd leading scorer at Mt Dora with 23 goals and broke the school record for number of assists with 41. “We’re thrilled to have the experience that Peggy brings as we begin our program” noted Coach Johnson.
Kayla Francis, a current student at FCC, also joins the program. She is currently a junior studying Counseling. Kalya graduated from Bay High School in Panama City in 2010. She played soccer for Bay County for 11 years and received the “Most Aggressive” Award. Coach Johnson was excited about adding another player who had experience at the school already. “Kayla will be able to help some of the other girls adjust to life at FCC, which will be a huge asset to our program.”
Kassie Abercrombie, a home schooler all her life, has enjoyed activities and classes with fellow home schoolers in Parkland Home Educators and Grace Home Schoolers in the Central Florida area. She discovered her love for soccer while playing for the Winter Park YMCA. Starting in seventh grade, she played varsity soccer for The Geneva School, where she won the co-MVP award in her sophomore, junior and senior years. She was also named to the all-district team for those three years. Coach Johnson is excited about what Kassie brings to the Suns defense. “Kassie is a solid defender and we look forward to her skills and knowledge helping to lead our defense.”
Hannah Shireling, also homeschooled student, joins the team from Lithia, FL. She started playing soccer at a very early age and participated in a rec program sponsored by the F.I.S.H. Homeschool Group in Brandon. Encouraged by her dad’s passion for the game, Hannah played rec soccer until Middle School when she started competing in the Brandon Christian Athletic League. As team captain, Hannah led her high school soccer team, the Hawks, to an undefeated season scoring 12 goals in the last 4 games. Hannah was also the leading scorer among all girls in FCAPPS this year, winning the Golden Boot award. Coach Johnson is excited to see what Hannah can do on the field this year for the Suns. “Hannah has a lot of passion and a lot of ability, and we’re excited to see those two things combined for our program this year.”
Grace Cobb joins the team from Riverbend Academy in Ormond Beach. She was part of schools first ever soccer program and will now be the school’s first ever collegiate athlete. Grace has played all four years on the varsity squad as goalkeeper. She was team captain for 3 years. Her junior year she received the MVP award and her senior year was given the “Contender” award. “We are really excited to have our first goalkeeper signed. Grace is a dedicated, hard working girl who will help command our defense in front of the net” Coach Johnson commented.
Jaclyn Bromir started playing soccer when she was 8 years old. She played in a 5 vs. 5 leagues and was the only one on her team that could ever score a goal. Feeling like she had excelled at something got her hooked on the sport and has been playing ever since. She played soccer for 10 years for Cooper City and the last year her team won the championship. She also played for Cooper City high school for two years. Once she graduated high school she played for an indoor league and for the Broward Women’s Soccer League. Jaclyn hopes to learn even more at FCC and be challenged daily. Coach Johnson was excited about receiving the commitment from Jaclyn. “She has great skill and fitness, which will really help strengthen our attack from the outside midfield.”
Check back soon for more information on the next crop of commitments for the Women’s Soccer program!