Jessica Zabel is in her third season with the FGCU Women’s Soccer staff. Zabel came to FGCU to play as a senior in the inaugural season of the Lady Eagles.
She was part of the first-year team that finished third in the Atlantic Sun Conference and sits tied for fifth in assists (5) in the FGCU women’s soccer record book.
Zabel has helped lead the Eagles to two consecutive regular season third-place finishes in the A-Sun race. She assists head coach Jim Blankenship with recruiting, travel and practice management as well as working with the offense.
A native of Lake Mary, Fla., Zabel graduated from Lake Mary High School in 2003. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from USF where she played three years on the BIG EAST team. She earned academic honors as part of the BIG EAST Academic All-Stars. She completed her Master’s in Reading from FGCU in December 2008.