|High School||Benicia High School|
|GRADE POINT AVG. (GPA) :||3.8|
|NCAA Eligibility Number :||1505176198|
|RECRUITED BY :||Gary Hershon|
|Weight :||190 lbs|
|STATE AND LOCAL TOURNAMENTS||NorCal NPL Showcase 11/21-22 Modesto/Turlock, CA|
|1 MILE TIME||6.10|
|TRAVELLING TEAM||Diablo FC Premier|
Player’s Name Imani McNorton Graduation Date 2016
Height 6’2 Weight 190 Position Center Back Leading Foot Right
School Benicia High School GPA 3.8 Club Team Diablo FC
Imani has all the physical attributes needed to successfully play the position of center back. He has an extensive history with the game and has been playing since childhood. He was named All league first team defender for the Solano County Athletic Conference and his abilities are clearly evident in his game film.
Imani has both the height and size to play the center back position. He is physical and does not shy away from challenges. He demonstrates good technical and tactical ability and appears to have the leadership qualities needed for the center back position.
Imani must work on his stamina in order to be successful at the college level. Most athletes his age quickly develop under College level endurance training and I believe he will have no trouble adjusting to the demands of a colligate program. Work on communication both hand gestures and verbally.
Ball Control (Technical): Excellent ball control in both passing and receiving.
Passing: He is very confident with the ball and distributes it with accuracy and with good pace.
Vision(Tactical): Imani understands the rhythm of the game and marks his opponents effectively. He has a good clearance and knows how to play the supportive role of a defender.
Defending: Imani has good physical presence and is not afraid to do what is necessary to win the ball. His athletic ability make and size make him an asset when defending both set pieces and crossing attacks.
(1 not College material 2-4 D3 3-5 D2 5-7D1)
Short Pass 4 Long Pass 4
Right Foot 5 Left Foot 3
Vision 4.5 Awareness 5
Movement off the ball 5 Pace 4
Sharpness 4.5 Mobility 5
Body Strength 4 Work Rate 4
Effort to win the ball 5 Aggressiveness 5
Decision Making 5 Energetic 4
Leadership 4 Communication 5
Competitive 5 Team Attitude 5
Attitude 5 Heading 4
Throw In Not Visualized
Imani has the physical presence that is sought after for the center back position. He reads the play well and does not get drawn out of position. His ability to control and distribute the ball are both effective and with good pace. He demonstrates good technique when tackling and does not leave his feet unnecessarily. At this time I feel Imani would succeed at a D2 or below level program, because of his size and with development at the college level he could progress to be a D1 competitor. He is both a solid athlete and student and will be a great addition to any team.
Athletes for College Soccer Evaluations
Imani McNorton, Center Defender
Benicia High School Soccer #15
Diablo FC #77
Wednesday, September 2 @3:30pm
BHS Soccer @ Will C Wood High, 998 Marshal Road, Vacaville 94568
Wednesday, September 9 @7pm
BHS Soccer vs. American Canyon @ BHS 1101 Military West, Benicia 94510
Friday, September 11 @5:30pm
BHS Soccer vs. Armijo @ BHS 1101 Military West, Benicia 94510
Saturday, September 12 @4:05pm
DFC vs. Central CA Soccer Alliance CCSA 97B Black @ Hillview Middle School, 333 Yosemite Drive, Pittsburg 94565
Monday, September 14 @5:30pm
BHS Soccer @ Rodriguez High School, 5000 Red Top Road, Fairfield 94534
Wednesday, September 16 @7:00pm
BHS Soccer vs. Vanden @ BHS 1101 Military West, Benicia 94510
Wednesday, September 23 @7pm
BHS Soccer @ Fairfield High School, 205 East Atlantic Avenue, Fairfield 94533
Wednesday, September 30 @7pm
BHS Soccer vs Bethel @ BHS 1101 Military West, Benicia 94510
Saturday, October 3 @5:35pm
DFC vs. Atletico Santa Rosa Arsenal @ Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill 94523
Monday, October 5 @7pm
BHS Soccer vs. Bethel @ Corbus Field, 840 Nebraska Street, Vallejo 94590
Wednesday, October 7 @7pm
BHS Soccer vs. Vallejo @ BHS 1101 Military West, Benicia 94510
Saturday, October 10 @7pm
DFC vs. Mustang SC Barcelona @ Diablo Vista Park Turf, 1000 Tassajara Ranch, Danville 94526
Monday, October 12 @5pm
BHS Soccer @ Vanden High School, 2951 Markley Lane, Fairfield 94533
Wednesday, October 14 @7pm
BHS Soccer vs. Fairfield @ BHS 1101 Military West, Benicia 94510
Monday, October 19 @7pm
BHS Soccer vs. Bethel @ Corbus Field, 840 Nebraska Street, Vallejo 94590
Wednesday, October 21 @7pm
BHS Soccer @ American Canyon High, 3000 Newell Drive, American Canyon 94503
Saturday, October 31 @11am
DFC vs. Pac San Jose 97 Indios @ Sheppard School, San Jose 95133
Tuesday, November 3 @5pm
BHS Soccer Playoffs TBA
Saturday, November 7 @4pm
DFC vs. Earthquakes @ Hillview Middle School, 333 Yosemite Drive, Pittsburg 94565
Sunday, November 8 @1:15pm DFC vs. Santa Rosa United
My name is Imani McNorton. I am a student at Benicia High school and will be graduating in 2016. I am male of African American and Mexican American decent. I am currently 6’3" tall, weigh 190 pounds and play the position of Central Defender. I have loved and played soccer for as long as I can remember and it has become my passion in life. I played in a house league from 2005-2009 and later joined the club team Benicia Arsenal led by Coach Greg Coan in 2010. As a team we won the championship of the Nor Cal Bronze League in both 2012 and 2013. I have also played on my high school team at the same time as club every year except for my sophomore year when I gave football a try but it was just too slow for me! My junior year I was awarded All League First Team Defender for the Solano County Athletic Conference. For my senior year I decided to try out for the Premier team Diablo FC in an effort to improve my skills, exposure and opportunity.
I am a very competitive person and understand the work it will take to become great. I know how many other people want the same thing as me which makes me want to work even harder so I can stand out and get as good as I possibly can. In order to get and stay in shape I have also run track throughout high school. I set 10th grade school records for discus, shot put and high jump and made it to Sac Joaquin Section Masters Trials for discus in 11th grade. I took weight training for physical education during my sophomore year and still use the techniques I learned to work out regularly in addition to my 2 soccer team practices.
I am also a dedicated student. Throughout high school I have maintained at least a 3.8 cumulative GPA. For my senior year I am taking AP Calculus, Physics, Physiology, AP Government & Economics, AP Spanish, and British Literature. I am scheduled to take the SAT on October 3, 2015 and am studying online courses in preparation.
I am a teachable person and will take your instruction and criticism with the utmost seriousness. I may ask a lot of questions for clarification but that’s just to ensure that I don’t disappoint you and can learn in the process too. I am fast, strong, and have a good sense of the field. I am able to predict game flow, adjust my position, and direct my team and defensive line accordingly. I communicate with my teammates constantly throughout the game and keep a positive attitude no matter what’s happening. I would love to play for your team and believe I can contribute and compete at a college level. Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.
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