Curless Transfers From Syracuse to FGCU
Former MDI Trojan Opal Curless has transferred from Syracuse University to Florida Gulf Coast University and will play for the Eagles in 2018.
Curless a junior, told me "I’m really excited about the team and the level of success the program has had. It’s a great school especially for my major. I am super grateful for my time at Syracuse and everything that the team and coaching staff has done for me”
In a release on their website Head Coach Jim Blankenship said "We are very excited to have Opal join our program. She is a very athletic player with a lot of drive that can play anywhere on the field. She has played at a very high level in both club and college and will add a lot of experience to our team."
Curless looks to aid in the attack in Southwest Florida, one that finished Top 5 in the country in goals per game and assists. The Maine Gatorade Player of the Year recorded 28 goals and 12 assists as a senior for Mount Desert Island High School and scored three or more goals in a single game on six occasions. Named an East All-American, Curless was also named to the All-New England Team and was ranked the No. 68 player in the 2016 class according to TopDrawerSoccer.com.
At the club level, Curless played for FC Stars where she helped her side finish in the Top 16 nationally. Her performance was noticed at the national level, as Curless was part of the U14 national team camp.