Five Seniors Lost To NWSL
Discipline. Loyalty. Commitment.
Those are just three of the core values Becky Burleigh has instilled in the University of Florida women’s soccer program.
Winning and championships have been the by-product, with more than 300 victories in 18 seasons at the school.
Despite losing seven players, including five who went on to play in the National Women’s Soccer League, the 2013 season doesn’t figure to be any different for the defending Southeastern Conference regular season and Eastern Division champs and SEC tournament champions.
“There was a lot of talent and a lot of leadership (lost from the 2012 squad),” said Burleigh, who is 319-82-27 in her time in Gainesville, Fla. “That group had been leaders almost since they had been on campus. We’re definitely going to miss them.”
Safe to say, though, rebuilding never has been a part of the Gators’ vocabulary. Altho
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