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Rebecca Koch
Rebecca  Koch

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cary Grove, Ill.

High School:
Cary-Grove

Height:
5-2

Position:
Defender

Birthdate:
09/09/1997

Experience:
1L

2016: Saw time in 20 matches in her first year at Carolina...her 20 appearances ranked second among freshmen and were the most by a first-year defender...appeared in two of Carolina's NCAA Tournament matches, playing a season-high 60 minutes in the opening round against Alabama State (11/11)...saw time in the NCAA Elite Eight against fifth-ranked UNC (11/25) and also was on the pitch for both of Carolina's SEC Tournament contests against Texas A&M (11/2) and Florida (11/4)...put two of her four shot attempts on the year on frame.

PRE-COLLEGE: Played club soccer at Eclipse Selection Soccer Club under head coach Rory Dames… helped Eclipse capture the Illinois State Cup Championship each year from 2012-15… was a member of the 2013 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship team and the Elite Club National League (ECNL) National Championship squads in 2013 and 2014…served as a team captain while at Eclipse…took part in the U.S. Club Soccer id2 Camp in 2011 and earned a spot on the ECNL 2015 Best XI in San Diego…was a member of the 2013 ECNL Player Development Program in Madison, Wis. and the ECNL All-Event Team in Sanford, Fla. in 2013.

PERSONAL: Born Sept. 9, 1997…daughter of Joyce and Bob Koch…was an Illinois State Scholar and a member of the Chinese Club while at Cary-Grove… earned a spot on the academic honor roll for each semester…plans to major in computer science…enjoys playing basketball.

COACH SMITH ON REBECCA: “Rebecca is a defender, but she has the ability to play in the midfield or on the backline. She was essential for her club team, and she will bring a lot of experience to our group. She reads the game well and is very consistent.”

Rebecca Koch
 

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