Sophomore striker helps Reggae Girlz advance one step closer to 2015 FIFA World Cup
Sophomores Gladys Loyas and Alexa Allen meet on the field June 22
As a freshman (2013): Appeared in 15 matches, making eight starts ... Earned the first start of her career in the win over East Tennessee State (Sept. 1) ... Recorded seven total shots on the year, two of which were on target ... Fired a career-high three shots in the win over East Tennessee State ... Registered at least one shot in four separate matches ... Played 904 minutes on the year, or an average of 60 per appearance.
High School, Club and Personal: Started for five seasons at S.S. Seward, scoring 145 goals and 66 assists ... Named all-state four times (first team her final three years) ... Scored 46 goals as a senior in 2012 as a forward ... Tallied 39 goals in 2011 in the midfield ... Won a state title as an eighth grader ... Member of five Section IX championships, and regional title squads in 2008 and 2010 ... Played for World Class FC and New York East ODP ... Was on the ODP Region 1 team that played in Brazil in 2012 ... Super Y National Finalist ... Becomes the first girl soccer player from HS to sign with a Division I school.
June 24, 2014: Gladys Goes International (Times-Herald)