Sports Information Director
(Notre Dame, Ind.) Head coach Omar Gallo and the Holy Cross men's soccer program are pleased to announce the signing of goalkeeper Brandon Sabido (Marysville, Ohio) for the 2013 season.
"We are truly excited about the signing of Brandon," coach Omar stated. "Brandon is one of those players that is always willing to learn, and will bring strong leadership and dedication to our team."
The son of David and Laura Sabido, Brandon recently wrapped up his senior season at Marysville High School where he set school records for most shutouts in a career and the least goals against.
"The reactions he has are just amazing," stated Brandon's high school coach Mark Kirsh. "He's a very talented goalkeeper who is one of the best shot stoppers we've ever had in our program. The support he brought to the coaches and players on the team was beyond we could have asked from him. I truly believe Brandon will be a great asset to the Holy Cross men's soccer program."
"Coach Kirsh's description of Brandon explains all the reasons why we wanted him at Holy Cross," continued Gallo. "His quickness and athletic ability make him an ideal fit for what we'd like at the position. Not to mention he's a great vocal leader on the pitch."
Sabido is one of three goalkeeper's coach Gallo plans to bring to camp for the 2013 season.
"Last year we ran into a situation where we lost our goalkeeper and didn't' have a replacement," continued coach Gallo. "We are expecting Brandon as well as our others to come in and push each other to be the best they can be. Brandon will definitely set the bar high for the others that be coming into camp this season."
The Saints finished the 2012 season with a program best nine wins and their first ever Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) play-off appearance. They will open up the 2013 season in Mobile, Ala. against the University of Mobile on August 19th.