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Rio Giancarlo ‘21 Recruiting Profile

  • Ashland High School
  • Ashland, OR
  • Men's Soccer
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Rio Giancarlo's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
Club:
Rogue Valley Timbers
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
160
Dominant Foot:
Right
Age:
17
Prim. Position:
OB
Sec. Position:
CB
Mile Time
5:20.0
2 Mile Time
11:13.0

Personal Statement

One of the most important things as I move to play soccer at the next level is finding a program that will challenge me both on the field and academically. I intend to pursue a degree in biology or biochemistry as I prepare myself for graduate school. I am looking to play at a program where there is a strong sense of family between the players and coaches. I feel that having those strong connections and friendships will lead to both more success as well as a better overall experience.  For me, the success of a program won't be what draws me to want to play there, most important to me are the connections within the team and the connection the team has with the rest of the student body. 

I have played soccer for most of my life and my favorite memories have to come from high school soccer. While I feel like club soccer has caused me to improve more as a player as well as putting me against better opponents, nothing can compare to playing for your school.  I started out on the freshman team where went undefeated and I was named captain.  The next year, after having graduated fifteen seniors, I made varsity as a sophomore. I remember being so excited and proud of myself, using that as motivation to work as hard as I could throughout the year. That year, against everyone's expectations we won the league title. We were then knocked out in the first round of playoffs by Wilsonville in overtime. That loss fueled the team going into my junior year making us hungrier than ever. Returning all but one player we were named as one of the top 5A during the preseason, and we did not disappoint. We picked up our program's third conference title in a row all the while growing out support within the community.  By the end of the season, we would have a student section that would chant us along with the whole game, and for the first time, we filled the stadium for soccer games. We headed into the postseason the #2 seed, meaning home games until the finals if we won. In our first game, we beat Parkrose 4-0. I rounded out the scoring in the 78th minute with a 30-yard longshot, that moment was one of the high points of the season for me. In the next game, we beat Hood River 2-0.  Up next was Wilsonville, a chance for redemption and a grudge-match that promised excitement. After the first 80 minutes, the game was tied 0-0 and we headed into extra time. We played another 30-minute stalemate and moved on to penalties. It was there our season was yet again ended by Wilsonville, 4-2 on penalty kicks. I remember gathering on the field with our seniors after that loss, sitting there as a family for one final time. With covid this year I am unsure if I will be able to have one last chance at the title. I was recently named as a captian for this upcoming season if it is to happen. I am excited to start training with the team again as we head into the season with a target on our back as we go for our next title.

Thank you for the time to get to know me!

Rio Giancarlo

541-973-6809

Riogiancarlo21@gmail.com

Athletics

High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 3 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 3 years
  • 2021 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #21
  • Individual Awards:
    Captain
  • Season Schedule
  • 2019 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #21
  • Season Schedule
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #21
  • Individual Awards:
    Honorable Mention All-Conference
  • Team Awards:
    5A all state academic second place , Conference Champs
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Freshman Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #21
  • Team Awards:
    Undefeated against same level competitors and one loss against higher level

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 4 seasons
  • 2020 Rogue Valley Timbers (Premier)
  • 2019 Rogue Valley Timbers (National League Northwest Conference )
  • 2018 Rogue Valley Timbers (Premiere )
  • Season Schedule
  • 2017 Rogue Valley Timbers (Premier)

Coach References

  • High School Head Coach
  • Abdiaziz Guled
  • Club Coach
  • Scott Byrd

Additional Sports

  • Other
  • F
  • 2 Years
  • Varsity Team
  • Speech and debate

Academics

Grades

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Test Scores

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High School Information

High School:
Ashland High School
State:
OREGON
Phone:
(541) 482-8771

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. Geometry honors Pre Calculus Honors Biochemistry
AP Classes:
Yes. AP US history Ap English Lit AP Calculus AB AP Macroeconomics AP Biology
Registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center?
Yes

Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Honor Roll
  • Award
    • Scholar athlete
  • Award
    • Second place Academic All-state (as a team)
  • Activity
    • Yearbook
  • Activity
    • Outdoor adventure club
  • Activity
    • Debate
  • Activity
    • Fresh Start Counselor
  • Activity
    • Ashland Food Project

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Contact Information

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Statistics

Statistic 2021 Varsity Te 2019 Varsity Te 2018 Varsity Te 2018 Rogue Vall 2017 Freshman T
Games Played 2 11 14 11
Record 2-0 7-2-2 8-4-2
Goals 1 0 2 (all competitions) 4
Assists 1 1 3 (all competitions) 7
Shots on Goal 17 9 (all competitions) 15
 

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