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The ReMatch & Signing Day Recap

April 29, 2024

On Friday, April 26th we celebrated the 05/06 boys of DME Sarasota. Hard work, commitment & passion for the game are the characteristics we strive for in our Academy and this team has that in spades.

To kick off the night, we honored the 8 athletes that are moving on to play college or pro soccer upon graduation with a quick signing day experience. The boys each received a few gifts and were honored by the DME coaching staff in front of family and friends.

College & Pro Committments 

Noah Swafford – Select Generation, Salamanca, Spain

Reese Adamovsky – Select Generation, Salamanca, Spain

Christian Heredia – Levante U.D., Valencia, Spain (trial)

Norbert Csonka – Thomas University, Thomasville, GA

Robbie Lloyd Jones – Lewis University, Romeoville, IL

Marco Munera – New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

Dave Mendes – New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

Andrew Scott – New College of Florida, Sarasota, FL

Upon conclusion of the signing day event, the team headed to field for the annual DME Daytona verse DME Sarasota friendly. Coach Thales and the boys from Daytona traveled down to compete with the 13-3 EA National Qualifiers from Sarasota. Both teams had great seasons with many trophies and victories.

Trying to avenge the 2023, 4-0 loss to Daytona the boys from Sarasota promised to show more fight and thats exactly what they did. The Daytona squad jumped out quickly to a 2-0 lead but the boys from Sarasota settled in and started to do what they do best. Norbert Csonka hit home a PK to bring the game within one and at the half it was Daytona 3-1. Coach Jake and boys regrouped and came out swinging in the second half with some really strong play from Resse Adamovsky and Christian Heredia in the back and the offense seemed to wake up, creating many chances. Another goal by Csonka had the game at 3-2 with 20 minutes left and the boys were believing again. It was a back and forth match until the last ten minutes saw Daytona pull away with it, and the game ended 5-2.

This game is about more than a scoreline, however. DME at its core represents opportunity. Between both locations, we strive for development and pathways and this one soccer field had more than 15 college-bound or professionally bound players on it. Let that sink in…

In general roughly 6-8% of high school aged athletes go on to play in college. DME Academy, Sarasota boasted more than 44% of the 05/06 roster alone taking that step. We wish all of our DME boys the best of luck on their journey and that they always remember that with commitment and passion, anything is possible.

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