Rachel Palazzo is the latest signee for the Patriot Women's Soccer team. Palazzo's commitment brings the number of signed recruits for the 2015 class to 9. Rachel signed her scholarship contract at home on Wednesday.
"Rachel is a great addition to this recruiting class," noted Patriot Coach, Paul Patton. "She is a strong and versatile player. She can play defender, midfield, and forward; though attacking is her forte. Rachel should make an immediate impact on the field, and she will also represent us well in the classroom."
Rachel has been an integral part of Coach Shannon Center's squad at Hillgrove High School that has made the playoffs all four years of Rachel's playing career. She was named Honorable Mention All-Cobb County and earned the Coaches Award in 2014. In addition, she was voted captain by her teammates for her Senior season. Rachel is also the leading scorer for her club team; the Southern Soccer Academy squad coached by Matt Dale. The team was a Georgia State Cup Finalist in 2013.
Rachel plans to major in Athletic Training while at St. Catharine.