Category Archives: College Spotlight

SBI College Spotlight: After passing on the pros, and overcoming injuries, Powers set for NCAA title run

After passing on an offer to turn pro two years ago, and after enduring two seasons worth of painful injuries, a healthy and in-form Dillion Powers is poised to finish his college career with a national championship. Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: Coastal Carolina’s Ribeiro has degree and pro career in sight

Coastal Carolina’s Pedro Ribeiro came to the United States in search of a college degree, but the Brazilian has found much more than that since arriving. He has also become one of the best pro prospects in the nation, and now has a degree and pro career in sight. Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: UConn’s Blake hopes to realize college, professional dreams

Andre Blake used to be homesick for his native Jamaica when he first arrived at UConn, but a year after arriving he is too busy leading one of the best college teams in the nation, and too busy impressing pro scouts with his goalkeeping skills. Continue reading »

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College Spotlight: Soccer journey brings Indiana’s Zavaleta home

Photo courtesy of Indiana University Athletics By JOSE M. ROMERO Eriq Zavaleta was just a high school freshman in Westfield, Ind., when he made a pretty big decision for a kid his age. He decided to leave high school and … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: Zardes poised to cement place as top striker in the nation

Photo courtesy of CSUB Athletics By KAYLA KNAPP Anyone who has seen Gyasi Zardes play knows what the 20-year-old talented striker is capable of doing on the field. The CSU-Bakersfield junior has everything a coach could ask for in a … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: Alvarez ready to lead UConn to glory and realize his pro dream

photo courtesy of UConn Athletics By FRANCO PANIZO Before he was a college soccer player, and before he developed into one of the best playmakers in the nation for national power UConn, Carlos Alvarez was just a teenager with a … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: UNC’s Lopez takes starring role for defending champions

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Camarati/UNC Athletics By AVI CREDITOR With all of the talent that Mikey Lopez had around him last season, it was understandable for the U.S. Under-20 midfielder's contributions to get a bit lost in the shuffle at … Continue reading »

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SBI College Preview: UConn looking to bounce back after disappointing finish

photo by Howard C. Smith/ISIphotos.com By FRANCO PANIZO If ending a season on a penalty shootout loss is tough to swallow, the UConn Huskies were surely more than demoralized last year. After all, their penalty kick defeat to Charlotte in … Continue reading »

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