Francesca Faraci talked about the changes to Gators soccer, including adding new head coach Samantha Bohon.
Gators Soccer Changes
Athletic director Scott Stricklin released a statement that Amato was fired due to a “Disconnect between Tony and his athletes.” However, according to the radio station WUFT, he was fired due to a player’s reports that he put pressure on them over their eating habits and bodies.
Due to his termination without the clause, Florida will be responsible for the remaining five years of his contract, which pays him $225,000 yearly.
In the spring, the Gators hired Samantha Bohon, who spent 15 years as the head coach of the women’s soccer team at Embry-Riddle, where she helped the Eagles win conference championships from 2009-2021. She supervised the program’s transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II.
Francesca Faraci’s Thoughts
Senior goalkeeper Francesca Faraci was on Steve Russell’s show SportsScene. She spoke on the new culture and team dynamic that Coach Bohon is bringing to the team.
The season started strong as the Gators won two of their first games. However, the season has been down since, as they are now 2-11-1. Florida just broke an eight-game losing streak, with a tie to Kentucky on Sunday.
Illinois native Faraci’s first interest in Florida was due to Florida being her dad’s alma mater. She then looked into the soccer program and was recruited by coach Becky Burleigh. Due to her soccer commitment to Florida, she became solely focused on that, when she was also playing volleyball in high school.
She is studying journalism with a concentration in sports and media. She said she is unsure what she wants to do with her journalism degree, but she plans on attending law school. Faraci also said explored being either a sideline reporter or a lawyer.