Strong, veteran goalkeeper who now has international training experience... Classified as a senior academically with two years of playing eligibility... 2010: Made her Rice debut in the Owls' opening round of the Conference USA Tournament held in her home state of Florida.
Made the most of her dual-citizenship by training with the women's national team of Argentina prior to joining the Owls for the 2011 preseason fall camp... Gained a wealth of experience working at the national-team levele in a country devoted to soccer.
University of South Florida
Attended USF in Tampa, Fla., during the 2008 and 2009 seasons... Gained a redshirt season in 2008... Played in three games for the Bulls in 2009, including the Big East Tournament against eventual NCAA College Cup semifinalist Notre Dame... Made a career-high four saves in more than 56 minutes of action against Notre Dame... Played a total of 120 minutes... Maintained a 0.75 goals-against average.
Veteran keeper for the Manatee Magic and Sarasota Storm... Helped team win the Division I title and reach the semifinals of the U-19 Orange Classic.
A 2008 graduate of the Sarasota Christian School... Four-year varsity soccer member, serving as the team captain... Coached by Mark Reall... Team MVP... Three-time all-area honree with 50 shutouts... Paced the Blazers to three 2A district championships... Reached the 2007 Regional Finals and the 2006 District Finals... Also a varsity letterwinner in softball and track & field.... National Hispanic Merit Scholar.
Full Name: Gabriela Nicole Garton (prefers nickname Gaby). Born: March 27, 1990, in Rochester, Minnesota. Parents: John and Graciela Garton of Sarasota (one sister). Biochemistry/Cell Biology major. College: Will Rice