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With her leadership, the Devils should go Far(boud)

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From page B1 | April 11, 2013 |

DHS' Jenna Farboud (7) dribbles past a defender in the Blue Devils' victory over Laguna Creek on Monday. Fred Gladdis/Enterprise file photo

She’s a three-year varsity soccer player. For two years, she’s been a starter and captain. Named to the All-Delta Valley Conference first team last season — and on track to do it again this year — Jenna Farboud is the leader of a Davis High defense that has allowed just seven goals on the season and has posted 11 shutouts in 15 games.

Farboud has developed into one of the top defenders in the DVC over the past three years and, this season, serves as a leader to a young Blue Devil squad that features five sophomores and two freshmen.

With deep roots in the sport, Farboud comes from a family of soccer players. Brother Cameron played AYSO Select though the U19 age group and twin siblings Alec and Danielle both play competitively.

Jenna began her soccer journey when she was 3 years old, when she ventured to the Davis Athletic Club to play “Kick-It” indoor soccer. Four years later, Farboud began playing outdoor organized soccer through AYSO, moving up to select when she was 9 and finally travel ball with the DYSL two year’s later.

“The girls weren’t competitive enough for me and I wanted more of a challenge,” Farboud said of her move to club soccer. “I got really frustrated during the games because I would just run and run, but nobody could hold the ball. So I decided to try out when I was 12 and I made the metro team the first year. Then I got transferred to the comp team, where I have been playing ever since.”

On the comp team, Farboud first met and played with former Blue Devil standouts Anna Maria Gilbertson, who is playing at Notre Dame and remains one of Farboud’s best friends, and Dana Granger, who now plays for UC Davis. Both helped Farboud grow as a leader and a soccer player.

“Clearly, they were great leaders and they helped me improve on my communication skills,” Farboud said. “I used to be kind of quiet on the field and ever since I was on the high school team that was when my leadership skills really developed.”

“This season I’ve really been trying to be more of a leader. We have a young team and (coach Sara Stone) has encouraged me to help the younger players grow and talk to them a lot on the field. She always tells us to leave it all on the field and I make sure that the whole team is always giving their best effort.”

Stone added that Farboud may be quiet, but she is able to motivate the squad with her effort:

“I think Jenna’s kind of a quiet leader,” said the second-year coach. “She gets a lot of respect for being a leader on and off the field. She’s very well-respected as a player and an individual. She’s a motivation to the girls in terms of her work rate and she sets off a domino effect with the rest of the players.”

As a senior, Farboud has narrowed her college choices down to UC Santa Barbara, USF and Santa Clara, or staying home at UCD. She’s not sure yet whether she will continue her playing career at the next level:

“I’m not committed at the moment. But if I decide that I want to continue soccer, maybe I’ll do a walk-on tryout and if not, I’ll definitely be playing intramurals or possibly a club team.”

Before going off to college, Farboud has the Blue Devils’ promising season to finish.

“I couldn’t have asked for better teammates,” Farboud said. “It’s different soccer than club. I feel like Davis High School soccer is more team-oriented, there are a lot more team events and activities. The last four years have been quite the experience, and I’m really glad I’ve been a part of it.”

Notes: Farboud was called up for the 2011 section playoff run as a sophomore. … Not just versatile on the field, Farboud plays ukulele, piano and guitar, and won Davis Idol, the singing contest at DHS. She has uploaded music videos to her YouTube channel, PlainJane777. … Parents are Michelle, a nurse, and Bijan, an application specialist for Siemens. Brother Cameron is an aspiring filmmaker and is in his last year of college, while Alec and Danielle are sophomores at DHS.

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Thomas Oide

Thomas Oide is a senior at Davis High School, the editor-in-chief of the DHS student-run newspaper, The HUB, and a staff writer at 12thmanrising.com.
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