Darby Broeker joins Utah Soccer for the 2013 season
June 6, 2013
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah soccer head coach Rich Manning announced the addition of Darby Broeker for the 2013 season. Broeker will be a junior after transferring from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Broeker, a defender from San Ramon, Calif., played in 37 games for the 49ers over two seasons. She scored her first collegiate goal, which turned out to be the game-winner, against Jacksonville.
At California High School, Broeker, was a three-time scholar-athlete award winner and four-time state ODP team member. She also helped her De Anza Force club team reach the state cup finals in 2010.
"When deciding where I wanted to transfer, I was looking for a school that would not only make me a better soccer player but a school that would challenge me academically and help me to succeed in my future endeavors," Broeker said. "After visiting the university and meeting Coach Manning, the staff and players, everything exceeded my expectations. It's clear that this team is a family and I'm extremely excited to be a Ute."
"Darby is a skillful, versatile player and has shown she can have an impact at the Division 1 level," Manning said. "She can play roles on any row of the field. She has the qualities that we most desire in our squad: team player, hard worker, two-way player and good on the ball. We're excited to have Darby here and look forward to her contributions."