Ethan Dobbins ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Miami Palmetto High School
  • Men's Soccer
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Ethan Dobbins's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
CF Aluche (Madrid, Spain)
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Personal Statement

I'm Ethan Dobbins and I'm currently the starting goalkeeper at Aluche Fc in Madrid.  I have enjoyed playing my HS and Club soccer here in South Florida the past 4 years.  I've been fortunate to be named to the All Miami-Dade soccer team 3 years in a row, while leading my Palmer Trinity HS team (soph year) to the Florida State Semifinals.  So far, I've had the opportunity to play against some of the best youth teams in the world from Getafe Fc to Real Valladolids U18 Teams.

I'm taking this gap year due to the fact that I'm graduating at age 17 and I'd like another year to develop before entering college.  As of right now, I play on two teams in Madrid that each play matches every week.  I am looking forward to improving my technique against future professional players. EKRA specializes in training players to prepare for professional careers, so the training and competition has been superb.  I've gotten to the point where I can communicate effectively in both English and Spainish to my teams during games.

I have developed my GK skills by working with amazing goalkeeper coaches in both South Florida and Madrid that have helped me hone in one the little details of my game. In Spain, players are almost forbidded from taking more than 3 touches at a time on the ball, therefore, my ball skills have tremendously improved over these last couple of months. I can't wait to see what level I will be at by the end of the year.

I have a type A personality and enjoy directing my defenders on the field and ensuring that our defense is in proper position.   I take the greatest pleasure in playing in high intensity games where I have the opportunity to make crucial saves for my team.  As the skill level of my opponents rises, I keep working hard to improve my ability to stop the talented forwards that I face.  Spain truly is on another level compared to the club talent I have previously faced in South Florida, as all the spainish players grew up with a ball on their feet. 

After coming back during this winter break to various college camps, I'm reassured that my training has indeed paid off. I believe I can be a starter for any college program within the next two years due to my size, athleticism, communication abilities, and distribution.

My size and quickness have helped me impact opponents' shots and make some difficult saves.  I have been hitting the weight room pretty hard this year and will continue to do so to keep improving my quickness.  

Academics are also at the forefront of my mind as I want to be pushed by the people around me to achieve great things in life. Currently, I offer online business consultation to a list of 7 clients per month, as well as publishing courses and articles on how to start a successful online business (if you type my name, a few articles should apper). I want to attend a college with a strong business school so that I can make connections and be better suited for life off the pitch.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 2 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 2 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-County
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #17
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, Miami Herald 1st team All Dade County GK (1A-3A classes) for 2016-17 season; Miami Dade County Player of the Week, Jan 15, 2017
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, State 3rd Place, Finished 21-2; state semi-finalists, Regional Champs, Sectional Champs

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2019 CF Aluche (Madrid, Spain) (Madrid Development Academy League)
  • Notes:
  • 2018 Doral Elite (18U)
  • Notes: Playing at IMG Cup in Bradenton, FL on 12/21-23/2018
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Real Miami U17 (Top division, SFUYSA)
  • Notes: Team co-captain; 2017 (Labor Day) Adidas South Florida Super Cup U17 champs (1 goal allowed in 5 games); 2017 October - West Pines Kickoff Classic U17 champs (1 goal allowed in 4 games)
  • 2016 Real Miami U17 (SFUYSA)
  • Notes: Sole GK for the full season; Adidas Florida SuperCup U17 Champions (9/2016); Figo European Showcase U17 Champions (11/2016). Disney Memorial Day Shootout U17 Runner Ups (5/2017). Finished 11-1 (2nd in league) in regular season.

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Patrick Larco (Palmetto HS; Ethan's current coach)
  • Club Coach
  • Alfredo Del Toro
  • Club Coach
  • Libardo Perdigon
  • High School Head Coach
  • Eric Perri (sophomore year@ Palmer Trinity HS)
  • Position Coach
  • Brian Galvin

Additional Sports

  • Baseball
  • F
  • 10 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Starting pitcher and OF for Palmer Trinity Varsity



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High School Information

High School:
Miami Palmetto High School

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Honors Chemistry Honors Pre-Calculus Honors Spanish III Honors Anatomy Honors English IV
AP Classes:
Yes. AP US History (5 on AP test) AP English III (4 on AP test) AP Macroeconomics (4 on AP test) AP US Government (5 on AP test) AP Statistics (2 on AP test)
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Honor roll every semester in 9th and 10th grades. Graduated 12th grade with honors.
  • Activity
    • -Own and run multiple eccomerce businessses -Have created courses and videos on starting a profitable online business -Wrote for multiple business magazines about creating your own online -business -Debate Team (10th grade)

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Statistic 2018 Varsity Te 2017 Varsity Te 2017 Real Miami 2016 Real Miami
Shutouts 4 shutouts in 13 games 15 (in 22 games). Led all Miami Dade County HS's 16 in 41 total games 20 (in 32 games)
Total Saves 110 271 in 41 games
Goals Against Avg. 2.17 0.75 0.98 0.583


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