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Zachary Abend ‘23 Recruiting Profile

  • Woodward Academy
  • DECATUR, GA
  • Men's Soccer
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Zachary Abend's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Club:
Rush Union FC (formerly Chiefs FC)
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
155
Dominant Foot:
Right
Age:
16
Prim. Position:
GK

Personal Statement

I wanted to be a keeper since I started playing soccer at age 3. It may come from the fact that my older brother and his friends always put me in goal when they played, but I love the position and the pressure.

For me, being a keeper requires the four things.


  • Being coachable, because being athletic can only get you so far

  • Knowing what mistakes you make so that you can learn from them

  • Not caving to the pressure of being the last person between the ball and the net

  • Building relationships with my teammates on and off the field so there is a level of trust


I work towards these requirements every day so that I may have the opportunity to play soccer at the College level.

My academics are equally important to me. I am dyslexic and so I work hard to keep my grades up. It is a constant challenge, but is something that I have to do to be successful. I use this same perseverance on the soccer field. 

For example, I had never had formal keeper training, but I knew I wanted to have a shot at starting on my varsity team as a Freshman. I began training with a keeper coach and was able to achieve that goal ahead of a Sophomore and a Junior. When the season was abruptly ended by Covid, we were in first place in Class 4A and I like to think I played a role in that.

 I hope this tells you a bit about who I am as a person and as a potential student at your school and team.

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 1 year
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 1 year
  • 2020 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #1
  • Individual Awards:
    Earned Varsity Letter
  • Season Schedule

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2020 Rush Union FC (formerly Chiefs FC) (SCCL Club)
  • Notes: Playing at top tier in SCCL after being promoted from Classic 1.
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Chiefs FC (Classic 1)
  • Notes: Finished 2nd in first year in promotion to Classic 1.
  • 2018 Chiefs FC (Classic 2)
  • Notes: Finished 2nd in Classic 2
  • 2017 Chiefs FC (Classic 3)
  • Notes: Won Classic 3

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Matt Holmes
  • High School Head Coach
  • Matt Holmes
  • Private Coach
  • Lewis Sharpe
  • Private Coach
  • Ivan Morales

Additional Sports

  • Swimming
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team
  • Earned Varsity Letter

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Woodward Academy
State:
GEORGIA
Enrollment:
2853
Phone:
404-765-4000

Academic Accomplishments

Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 9th Grade Silver Eagle (Honor Roll)

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Contact Information

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Statistics

Statistic 2020 Varsity Te 2019 Chiefs FC
Games Played 6
Record 3-1-2, 2-0 in region
Shutouts 3 6
Goals Against Avg. .41
 

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