JAKE FITZGERALD - 2021 - MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Weight: 165 lbs
Holding Center Mid (6)
Center Mid (8)
Center Back (4/5)
Attacking Center Mid (10)
Kilvington Grammar School
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Jake Fitzgerald joins Rising Star Academy, Oceania - Pacific Rim, from the Victorian National Premier League where he plays for the Bentleigh Greens Soccer Club, U-18's. The Greens are one of the top clubs in Australia and Jake was selected for the U-18 team at the age of 15. Prior to this season, Jake played for the Eastern Lions SC. Starting in 23 our of 24 games in the 2017-18 season.
Rising Star Report on Jake
Last Updated: December 3, 2018
Evaluating Coach: Jason Sisneros
Jake is a technically skilled and composed central midfielder. He is also a mature and responsible young man. He is an excellent student, who is driven on the field and in the classroom. These qualities combined with his athleticism place him in a category of prospective student-athlete that would make an excellent fit for NCAA Division I men's soccer in my view.
What you will notice when watching Jake play is that he commands the space in the midfield and can start attacks with his next level understanding of penetrating passes. He is adept with both feet, though primarily right footed, it may be hard to tell because of how quality his left foot is. He is able to play balls at diagonals, behind lines, with exceptional weight and texture. We are going to continue to evaluate Jake as he progresses through the coming seasons.
He is currently finishing grade 9. The school system in Australia ends their schools year in December which would also fit nicely into him enrolling mid-year of his freshman year of college. This could be of great benefit to Jake's preparation for the fall season, and allow for mid-year graduation his senior year.