Todd Eason at the Forefront of Creating a Competitive Soccer Program at DME Academy
Todd Eason, Director of Soccer at DME, has been at the forefront of assembling the perfect team to compete at the middle-school level for girls soccer in the upcoming 2022-2023 season. DME is extremely excited to have these amazing athletes representing the Academy on and off the field. This group will up their competition and bring their talent to the national stage, and will be a force to be reckoned with across the country.
The new DME Academy girls’ team consists of 11 of the top 7th graders in the Florida area. Remember these names because you’ll be hearing about them a lot in the upcoming years.
- Riley Doran
- Taelyn Babcock
- Jordan Theill
- Sophia Strong
- Bailey Wilson
- Makayla Barbel
- Payton Robinson
- Madison Byrd
- Kaia McFarland
- Gianna Reyes
- Cora Wingard
"DME Academy has been super excited to see our middle school girls' soccer program evolve over the last year to a full team for the 2022-23 season,” said athletic director Laura Stegall. “Todd has put in countless hours developing this roster and it is exciting to see the program come to fruition. I look forward to watching these ladies compete."
Some of the girls— Cora Wingard and Payton Robinson to name a few — will be representing DME as full-time student-athletes in the fall of 2022, where they will be able to focus on their soccer skills and become the best athletes possible, all while taking classes with DME’s Xceed program earning credits towards their high school diplomas. DME is proud to say that there is a lot of local talent representing the surrounding area, Port Orange in particular. After seeing Riley Doran and Sophia Strong’s success at DME, it has made it much more attractive for local talent to join the ranks.
"I’m pleased to announce and be associated with the first middle school team to represent DME Academy,” said Eason. “Our coaching staff has worked hard on identifying some of the most talented young players in our community. With the combination of our returning players and the seven new additions, I look forward to seeing this group compete at an extremely high level. Our focus on academics, character development and training regiment will bring much deserved attention and opportunities for our young student-athletes."
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