Steinbrenner girls soccer players Marley Opila and Alexis Bredeau and Gaither boys soccer player Jacob Snidle have made their college commitments.
Opila, a midfielder, will play at Jacksonville University and Bredeau, a forward, will attend the University of North Florida. The juniors have been at Steinbrenner since the school opened three years ago and helped the Warriors win the 2010 Class 4A state championship.
Steinbrenner went 16-4-2 last season, winning its third straight district championship and reaching the 4A regional semifinals. Bredeau had eight goals and six assists, while Opila had one and three.
The Warriors will become opponents after graduation, as the North Florida Ospreys and Jacksonville Dolphins are both Division I programs in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The Dolphins went 11-5-3 last season, while the Ospreys were 9-10-2.
Snidle, a senior defender, played for Gaither the last two years, including a 20-5-1 campaign in 2011-12. The Cowboys reached the state final four in both of his seasons on their backline. He scored four goals and notched eight assists as a senior.
Snidle will continue his playing career at Florida College, an independent program in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association. The Falcons, which are based in Temple Terrace, went 10-3 last season.
The commitments were announced by Eric Sims, executive director of Tampa Bay United (TBU). The trio is among the 43 TBU players who have made their college plans official.
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