University of North Florida adds Devyn Encalada to 2019 class
(Via University of North Florida) – North Florida head women’s soccer coach Eric Faulconer announced the addition of incoming freshman Devyn Encalada to the 2019 recruiting class.
A midfielder from Sunrise, Fla, Encalada becomes another strong addition to an already talented incoming freshmen class.
“Devyn is someone that we saw very late in the recruiting process and we felt very fortunate that she was still in the midst of her college search,” stated Faulconer. “She is very technical, has outstanding vision and has the ability to cover a lot of ground in the midfield. We have worked hard this spring on a change in formation, as well as our overall style of play. Devyn fits perfectly into what we are trying to do and we think she can make an immediate impact as a freshman.”
Encalada plays her club soccer in the ECNL with FC Prime. Prior to playing with FC Prime, she played in the US Soccer Development Academy with Weston FC. In the spring of 2017, Encalada was selected to participate in the ECNL’s PDP event in South Carolina, featuring the top ECNL players throughout the southeast region.
“Devyn is a highly skilled technical player that can solve problems under high pressure,” said FC Prime Executive Director Alan Hough. “Devyn is constantly involved in the game and always looking for the ball and she will make a big impact in the ASUN.”
A standout at state and national high school power Archbishop McCarthy, Encalada helped her team to an appearance in the 2019 Florida Class 4A state championship game and a regular season ranking of number one in the country. During her high school career, she received All State recognition from both Top Drawer Soccer and the Florida Athletic Coaches Association. She also garnered All Broward County team honors during her four-year career.
“Devyn is an incredible player that is an absolute joy to watch when she has the ball at her feet,” added Mike Sica head girl’s coach at Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School. “More importantly, she is an incredible person and teammate. Our team and school have been very fortunate for the past four years. The coaches and players at the University of North Florida will soon find out how lucky they are to have her in their program.”