GPS's Roebuck Signs With University of Georgia

Friday, February 07, 2014

GPS senior soccer star Josie Love Roebuck finally had her signing party on Thursday, Feb. 6. Roebuck committed last August to continue her soccer career at the University of Georgia, but on Thursday she put her signature on the papers in front of family, coaches and friends at GPS and made her decision official.

In her junior year, she was a key defender through the season and into the Division II-AA state runner-up game. According to Coach Leland Strang, her defense was again a key this past season in the team’s 3-0 win over Baylor and once again in state qualifying play.

Among her many recognitions are first-team Best of Preps, All-Region, and All-State. At the signing event, her father recalled how Josie fell in love with each of the seven college campuses she visited, but a family presence at Georgia (two brothers and a sister are alums) and a history at summer soccer camps on the Athens, Ga., campus were some of the deciding factors. "I really wanted to play Division I soccer," Roebuck said Tuesday. "I liked the school and I loved the coach,” Roebuck says.

"Josie Love has anchored this Bruiser defense for four years," says Strang. "In daily practice, she’s the girl everyone wants on their team…and NO-ONE wants to go up against. Josie Love has done a lot to elevate the level of GPS soccer, and I think she will have an instant impact on next year’s UGA squad."


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