Ethan Dobbins ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Miami Palmetto High School
  • Palmetto Bay, FL
  • Men's Soccer
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Ethan Dobbins's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
EKRA Academy (Salamanca, Spain)
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Personal Statement

I'm Ethan Dobbins and I'm finishing my senior year at Palmetto HS in Miami.  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.  I currently play club soccer for Doral Elite U18 and we have had a very successful season.

I will be taking a gap year in 2019-2020, due to the fact that I'm graduating at age 17 and I'd like another year to develop before entering college.  I will be spending the next year in Madrid, Spain, training with the EKRA Football Academy while I am placed on a local club team.  I am looking forward to the intense soccer training and playing against a higher level of competition.  The academy director told me to expect a much higher level of competition, that even most US colleges play, and I look forward to challenging myself at that level.  EKRA specializes in training players to prepare for professional careers, so the training and competition will be excellent.  I'll be taking Spanish classes for 5 days per week, so that I can communicate more effectively with my teammates.

I have developed my GK skills by working with strong GK coaches here in South Florida and playing against strong competition throughout the year.  One of my favorite things of living in South Florida is the ability to train and play year round, to keep improving my skills.  I can't wait to continue my training in Spain when I arrive there in September and hope to keep developing my footwork and shot stopping skills.

I have a type A personality and enjoy directing my defenders on the field and ensuring that our defense is in proper position.   I really enjoy playing in intense games where I have to make big stops to help my team win.  As the skill level of my opponents rises, I keep working hard to improve my ability to stop the talented forwards that I face.  The talent level in Florida has been impressive and I know that Spain will take that to another level. 

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 extremely important to me as well.  I have created two online businesses and really enjoy all the aspects of running a business..  I want to attend a college with a strong business school where I can get a degree while playing soccer.


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, Sectional Champs, Regional Champs, Finished 21-2; state semi-finalists, State 3rd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2019 EKRA Academy (Salamanca, Spain)
  • 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 AP US Government AP Statistics
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Honor roll every semester in 9th and 10th grades
  • Activity
    • Own and run my own ecommerce business (
  • Activity
    • Have my own podcast on iTunes (The Sports Addict)
  • Activity
    • 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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