TAMPA, FL – The University of the District of Columbia's Gabriel Torres was selected a top college prospect by the Premier Development League on Aug. 21.
Torres played all 17 games as a defender for his PDL team, The Villages SC, anchoring a defensive unit that forced seven shutouts and never allowed more than one goal all season. He also contributed three assists and 12 shots, offensively, as he led The Villages SC to a 2nd place regular season finish and a playoff run to the PDL semifinals.
The Top College Prospects list features the 50 top college-based individuals who have competed in the PDL. The list will evolve over the course of the fall, with biweekly updates on Tuesdays allowing players to raise their stock and earn recognition based on their collegiate play.
Torres is one of only eight prospects to make the list from NCAA Division II schools, as the universities most featured on the list include Division I schools Louisville, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Michigan State.
About to enter his final season of college eligibility with the Firebirds, Torres is coming off a tremendous 2017 season where he amassed 52 points on 20 goals and 12 assists and took home Division II Conference Commissioners Association First Team All-American, D2CCA's East Region Player of the Year, and East Coast Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors.