July 8, 2024

Villages High Graduate Michael Florian Signs Soccer Scholarship With Otero College

0.9 min read| Published On: July 8th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Villages High Graduate Michael Florian Signs Soccer Scholarship With Otero College

0.9 min read| Published On: July 8th, 2024|

Congratulations to Villages Charter High School graduate Michael Florian, who has signed his commitment letter to continue his academic and soccer career at Otero College in Colorado.

Florian was a standout soccer star with The Villages. He has also been a star player for BRAVE SC in the USL League Two during the summer months. Florian scored an impressive 33 goals during his senior season of soccer.

(Florian tracks down a ball during a practice session before the U.S. Open Cup. Photo Credit – BRAVE SC.)

Beyond that, he is a great teammate and leader. His 72 points scored during his senior year for The Villages garnered much attention. He was also second on the team in assists, with 6 on the season.

Florian was ranked as the #15 player in Florida for total points scored, along with #44 nationally with 33 goals scored. He was the #8 player in the state of Florida and the #1 player in all of FHSAA Class 4A District 5 in goals.

He is among the most talented players to come through Sumter County, and we are thrilled that we will be seeing a lot more of him in the coming years. Congratulations to Michael Florian, his family, coaches, teammates, and everyone who has helped him get to this point.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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