SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. -- Union Catholic soccer star Coral Briber gathered with family, friends, coaches and school administrators to sign her National Letter of Intent with Stockton University during a special ceremony in the gymnasium on Tuesday morning.
Briber, who lives in New Providence, said playing soccer in college is a dream come true.
"It's been my dream to play in college, so this is such a special day for me,'' said Briber, who is also a star on the UC lacrosse team. "And to have my family, and teammates here means so much. They have all been so supportive of me.''
With several key goal scorers having graduated last spring, the UC soccer team needed someone to step up and fill that void and generate instant offense.
Briber more than up to that challenge last fall as she delivered the best season of her career last fall as she blossomed into one of the most dangerous goal scorers in Union County.
Combining her pure speed, exceptional field vision and sensational striking ability, Briber erupted for a team-high 16 goals, including two games where she scored hat tricks.
Briber was rewarded for her sensational season by being chosen to the Union County Conference All Mountain Division All-Star Team.
"It was my last season, so I really felt like I needed to put my all into it,'' said Briber. "And I wanted to make a difference and make my name standout. I knew we needed more offense, so I really worked hard to score more.''
Briber is exciting about her future.
"I love it at Stockton,'' said Briber, who plans to major in hospitality business. "The campus is beautiful, and the girls on the team are so nice. I already feel like part of the family there.''