By Kyle LoJacono
Wiregrass Ranch senior girls soccer player Berlin Waters has committed to Saint Leo University. The forward confirmed her decision Aug. 16.
“It’s very exciting,” Waters said. “Once I started playing I knew it was going to be really hard to play in college, so when their coach contacted me I was so excited. One of my dreams is to play in college, and now I get to do that.”
Waters, who has been playing since age 8, said the deciding factors in committing were the school is close to her home and Saint Leo coach Ged O’Connor made it clear he wanted her to be a Lion.
Waters said she will likely play forward at Saint Leo but didn’t rule out seeing time at wing or midfield.
The Bulls were led offensively by Waters last season. Her 23 goals not only topped Wiregrass Ranch but was also the most for any player in Class 4A-District 8, which includes Chamberlain, Freedom, Gaither, Sickles and Steinbrenner. She also had 10 assists.
As a sophomore, Waters posted 21 goals, had a team-high 19 assists on a Wiregrass Ranch team that won a district championship and reached the 4A regional finals.
–Stats as recorded to Maxpreps.com by coaches