Grande Sports Academy – Ive Burnett, defensive player for the 2011-12 U18 Real Salt Lake – Arizona Soccer Academy, has announced his 2013 college commitment. Burnett has verbally committed to continue his academic and soccer career at the University of South Carolina in 2013. Burnett is currently ranked 82nd overall and 14th best defensive player by TopDrawerSoccer.com.
USC Gamecock finished the 2011 season with a 9-7-3 overall record and earned a top seed in the Conference USA Tournament with a 6-1-1 record. South Carolina did receive an at-large bid into the 2011 NCAA Soccer Tournament. USC’s bid for a national championship ended with a tough first game loss to Wake Forest on penalty kicks.
Grande Sports Academy is the home to Real Salt Lake – Arizona Soccer Academy. RSL-AZ is the only full-time residential soccer academy that participates in match play in the US Soccer Development Academy and is affiliated with Major League Soccer’s Real Salt Lake.