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University of Florida signs Vanessa Kara as graduate transfer

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Via University of Florida)Vanessa Kara is joining the University of Florida Gators soccer team next fall as a graduate transfer. Kara, a 5-4 attacker, played three seasons at Drexel and redshirted the 2018 season.

Florida’s 2019 roster now includes 20 returners, two transfers (Madeline Gravante) and 11 signees.

Burleigh says:
“Vanessa is a high-character individual who is hard worker, a proven goal scorer, has a great soccer IQ and brings much experience playing at collegiate level. We look forward to Vanessa joining the Gators this fall.”

Fall 2019 Graduate Transfer
Vanessa Kara @_Get_InThe_VAN

  • Position: Forward/Midfielder
  • High School: Moorestown Friends School
  • Hometown (Club Team): Burlington, N.J. (PDA Fusion)
  • Info
    • Three-time All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) selection. First team in 2017, 2016 and second-team as a freshman in 2015.
    • CAA Rookie of the Year after setting Drexel’s single season records for goals (11) and points (25).
    • Three-time All-Region selection – All-East second team (2017), All-Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team (2016) and third team (2015)
    • 2016 All-CAA All-Tournament selection
    • Led Drexel in goals as a freshman (11) and junior (5). Shared team assists lead in 2015 (3) and 2016 (5)
    • After three seasons of play with Drexel, stands No. 2 on career goals (22) chart. Also No. 3 for career points (55) and assists (11)
    • Redshirted 2018 season with injury
    • Played club soccer for PDA Fusion, which reached the 2014 NPL National Championships
    • Earned all-state honors as a senior from Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association 2014 and New Jersey Girls Soccer Coaches Association
    • Will receive bachelor’s degree from Drexel in civil engineering. Plans to pursue Master’s of Science in Management at UF.

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