Oxbridge’s Allison Breed named Post’s small-school soccer player of year


Oxbridge Academy forward Allison Breed is at her best with the game on the line and the ball on her foot.

The junior scored a team-best 27 goals this season — including two in the Class 2A state championship game against Montverde Academy last month — to lead the ThunderWolves to their first state title.

Breed was a force in the playoffs for Oxbridge, which won one postseason game on penalty kicks — with Breed netting the game-winner — and another in overtime.

The ThunderWolves finished 15-1-2.

“Allison is a speedy and skillful attacker who takes particular pride in her 1-v-1 take-on ability,” Oxbridge coach Staci Wilson said. “Opposing defenses often marked her the entire game or tried to throw her off of her game with physical play.

“But Allison showed a lot of determination and grit by continuing to play her hardest for the team, and often scored clutch goals.”

Since arriving at Oxbridge from American Heritage two years ago, Breed has excelled in — and relished — her role as the team’s main goal-scorer.

She thrives under pressure, and wants the ball in close games.

“I enjoy being the one that everybody puts their hopes into, and being the winning goal-scorer,” she said. “I don’t think the pressure really gets to me as much as it should. I enjoy it so much.”

Breed has been playing soccer since age 4, and has drawn plenty of attention from scouts and coaches on the college and national levels.

She is in the U.S. Under-16 Girls’ National Team pool, and she will travel to Europe next month for a competition.

She also has heard from many college coaches and hopes to play at that level after she graduates next year.

“I definitely want to play in college,” said Breed, who is looking at Ivy League schools.

In the meantime, there is more to accomplish at Oxbridge.

Breed, who plays travel soccer with the Sunrise Sting, will reconvene with her ThunderWolves’ teammates this summer to begin preparations for next season.

Defending their state title will be the main priority.

“We’re training over the summer,” she said. “We’ll definitely be preparing for it.”



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