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Coastal Carolina's Ribeiro has Degree and Pro Career in Sight

       

Ribeiro fights for a header in the Chants' 3-1 win at Campell.

Ribeiro fights for a header in the Chants' 3-1 win at Campell.

Nov. 1, 2012

Courtsey of Jose M. Romero, Soccer By Ives

Pedro Ribeiro's path to college soccer stardom started in futsal -- five-a-side indoor soccer -- in his native Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and took him north to, of all places, Coastal Carolina University near Myrtle Beach, S.C.

His abilities on the regulation-sized outdoor soccer pitch could land him a pro contract, whenever he decides to leave college.

Ribeiro, a 6-3, 208-pound center midfielder, has the MLS scouts drooling over his size and skills. He has two goals and eight assists this season, the latter category tied for the most on the Chanticleers, 15-1-2 and No. 7 in the SBI college soccer rankings.

Read the complete Soccer By Ives article here: Coastal Carolina’s Ribeiro has degree and pro career in sight