Rebels Soccer Club’s 2016 College Commitments

Rebels Soccer Club’s 2016 College Commitments

Youth soccer can lead to several opportunities for a select percentage of players. In fact, according to scholarshipstats.com, only 10% of high school girls move on to play in Division College soccer. And well, for every 1,756 female high school soccer players – only one will be drafted into the NWSL.

That makes the achievement of college commitments a big celebration for youth soccer players and the clubs they originated from.

Rebels Soccer Club has prided itself on maximizing a child’s potential in soccer.  Based in San Diego were a commitment to soccer has an added difficulty due to the vast amount of extra-curricular activities available to youth, Rebels SC is making an impact. In 2016, they celebrated four female soccer players that will be continuing their soccer career’s to the college level; Gianna Creighton, Scarlett Camberos, Jenny Pham, and Mackenzie “Kenzie” Kimmel. Check out what Rebels had to say about each girl.

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Gianna Creighton of the Rebels’ G2000 Elite verbally committed to UC Irvine. Creighton is a standout and versatile player for the team switching between defensive midfield and outside defender.  She helped the team reach the Far West Regional Finals in June and caught the attention of various Division I college programs with her play.

“We are happy for Gianna and know she will be a strong contributor to the Anteaters,” said Ryan Marquez, Rebels Coach and DOC. “Gianna is one of many talented Rebel players on both the boys and girls sides who will be catching the attention of college soccer programs this year and for years to come.” Gianna is a sophomore at West Hills High school and is part of the 2019 recruiting class for the Division I program.

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Scarlett Camberos of the Rebels’ G2000 Elite also verbally committed to UC Irvine. Camberos is a prolific goal scorer who plays mostly as the “9” position but can play attacking midfield as well.  She helped the team reach the Far West Regional Finals this past June leading all goal scorers in the Regional tournament with 8 goals.  Scarlett is a Southbay product who has played with the Rebels the past five seasons and has caught the attention of various Division I college programs these past two seasons.

“Scarlett’s growth as a technical player these past four years has been extremely fun to watch,” said Marquez. “I know she will continue to grow as a player and be a strong offensive contributor at Irvine.” Scarlett is a junior at Bonita Vista High school and is part of the 2018 recruiting class for the Division I program.

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Jenny Pham of the Rebels’ G2000 Elite also verbally committed to UC Irvine. Pham is a pivotal midfield-anchor role as the “6” position but can play attacking midfield as well. She helped the team reach the Far West Regional Finals this past June and currently has helped her team to a second place standing in Coast League. Pham is a Southbay product who has played with the Rebels the past five seasons and caught the attention of various Division I college programs this past season. “Jenny dictates the tempo in midfield through her passing game,” said Marquez. “Through her ability to read the game, she rarely relinquishes possession.” Jenny is a junior at Eastlake High school and is part of the 2018 recruiting class for the Division I program.

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Mackenzie “Kenzie” Kimmel of the Rebels G2000 Elite verbally committed to the Air Force Academy. Kimmel, a talented midfielder who also can play defender as well, helped the team reach the Far West Regional Finals this past June. A Southbay product, Kimmel has played for the Rebels for eight years and has caught the attention by several Division I programs. “Coaching Kenzie these past three seasons has been a pleasure,” said Marquez. “She is a talented and hardworking midfielder. The coaches at Air Force will be extremely pleased with the qualities she will bring to their program.” Mackenzie is a junior at Eastlake High school and is part of the 2018 recruiting class for the Division I program.

 

* scholarshipstats.com high school data is from the 2013-14 High School Athletics Participation Survey conducted by the National Federation of State High School Associations.

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