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STVM senior Robby Dambrot commits to Akron for soccer

By Michael Beaven Published: January 15, 2013

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior Robby Dambrot has given an oral commitment to continue his academic and soccer careers at the University of Akron.

Dambrot, 18, originally committed to High Point University in North Carolina, but changed his mind and decided to play for Zips coaches Jared Embick and Oliver Slawson.

“I had the opportunity to play for coach Embick and coach Slawson with the International Academy and I feel that they can help me reach my potential,” Dambrot said. “Plus my whole family went to Akron and it just felt natural to compete for my hometown team and compete for a national championship.”

Dambrot, who is 6-foot and 150 pounds, said he plans to sign his National Letter of Intent with UA on Feb. 6.

“It has always been a dream of mine to play at Akron,” Dambrot said.

Dambrot played his senior season with the International Academy based in Medina at the Pinnacle Sports Complex. He said the Zips recruited him to play either as an “outside back, a winger or in the midfield.”

Dambrot was also recruited by Wright State, Virginia Commonwealth, Valparaiso, Colgate and Pittsburgh.

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