NAME: Joey Sabato
SCHOOL: Elder High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2016
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Making Elder varsity soccer as a freshman
HEIGHT/WEIGHT 5'8"-175 lbs.
PARENTS: Joe & Gail
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My parents, especially my dad. He played Elder soccer when it first started."
FUTURE GOAL: Beat record of Anthony Meyer for Elder career goals
Senior soccer star, Joey Sabato has scored more soccer goals than anyone else in Elder High school history. Joey ended his great career with 57 career goals, 14 more than the next closest player.
A team captain and a 4-year starter, Joey as a striker/midfielder this season helped the Panthers to a district championship, finishing 14-2-4.
He led the GCL South in goals (21), assists (6) and points (48),
and is a 1st team all-state honoree who twice has been named GCL South
Player of the Year. He was also named to the pre-season all-American watch list.
As a junior, he also was 1st team all-city Div. I, and named to the NSCAA all Great Lakes Region team. He has not yet committed to a college.
Joey also plays basketball for the Panthers and last season for the 22-3
sectional champs was 2nd in the GCL South in both assists (5.3) and steals
(2.4). His favorite athlete is LeBron James and his most-like-to-meet is Cristiano Ronaldo
COACH'S QUOTE – "Joey possesses a great combination of speed, skill, and awareness on the field. He has the confidence to take over a game, but he's unselfish, and is always looking to make the best play. He's a leader and a great teammate."
— Tony Gray, Soccer Coach
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