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Logansport Duo Signs with Ancilla

June 21, 2010


Brothers Eder and Jairo Rodriguez of Logansport, IN, have signed with the Ancilla College men’s soccer team for the 2010 season.

Eder, a 2009 graduate, and Jairo, a 2010 graduate, were both standout strikers for the Logansport Berries during their high school careers and are expected to make significant contributions in the attacking third for the Chargers this coming fall.

Eder posted his best season for the Berries in 2007 with 15 goals and 10 assists, earning 1st Team All-Conference honors in the North Central Conference.  A veteran of club team FC Indiana in Lafayette, he has earned a reputation as a very crafty goal scorer who is very capable of creating his own shots.

“In Eder’s case, the accolades don’t do justice to his abilities,” said Ancilla soccer coach James Drzewiecki.  “He’s been on our radar now for a couple years, and we finally were able to connect with him.  He has some real magic with the ball and was a true standout at our player identification showcase this past December.  He’s the kind of player who isn’t afraid to take risks and he’s very adept at making those risks pay off in his favor.  He really adds a different dimension to our front line and we’re excited to bring him in to the fold.”

Jairo, meanwhile, is one of the most decorated players in Logansport history.  The senior put up 27 goals and 15 assists on the year, helping the Berries post an 18-1-0 record.  In addition to earning 1st Team All-Conference honors, Jairo was named 3rd Team All-State by the Indiana Soccer Coaches Association.  He was third in voting amongst all players for Indiana’s District 3, was named “Top Team Player” by the ISCA, and was also Logansport’s Offensive Player of the Year.

“Jairo is a much different player than Eder in that he is the kind of player who displays his craftiness more through quick combinations with fellow teammates,” said Drzewiecki.  “He’s a very smart player who works very well with others to create havoc for opposing defenses.  He really compliments his brother well and we believe he will prove very dangerous going forward at this level.”

Logansport has won the sectional title every year that the brothers have attended and have posted an overall record of 39-14-3 in the last three seasons.

Ancilla College is a Catholic, two-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in Donaldson, Indiana sponsored by the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ.

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