By Kyle LoJacono
Steinbrenner boys soccer player Jason Collister has committed to play at the University of Tampa (UT), a Division II program in the Sunshine State Conference.
The senior forward said he made the decision March 16.
“I toured the campus, and I really liked everything about it,” Collister said. “I knew a lot of the players through club soccer, and it just felt like the right fit for me.”
Collister, a four-year member of the Warriors squad, set a program record for goals in a season as a senior with 28 while adding eight assists and was a first team The Laker/Lutz News and Western Conference selection.
His offense helped the fourth-year program finish as the Class 4A state runner-up in his final high school season.
“What really helped me was us playing as a whole team,” Collister said. “We played together from the defense to the midfielders to the forwards, and that helped set me up to score. Playing together was the reason we got to the state championship game.”
Collister said UT was at the top of his list for colleges from the start of the season.
“I had talked to a couple other schools, but this was the one that gave me my first offer,” Collister said. He added, “They told me that I could fit in right away with what they’re trying to do.”
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