During his time in High School, Austin Gerber only scored 2 goals, and played sweeper at Churchville-Chili High School. Being sidelined with health issues during his Junior season, he was resigned to playing sweeper his Senior year. He wasn’t heavily recruited by area colleges, as only Keuka College and Medaille College expressed any interest in the tall, athletic, speedy Gerber.
Things would change drastically in college however. At Keuka he started as a defensive center midfielder, and moved around to outside midfield, and outside full back, and even being listed as the backup keeper his Junior year. He made the move to forward as a Junior, and then exploded his Senior year.
Gerber would finish as the National Leader in goals regardless of Division, with 26. His career total of 45 goals places him 3rd all-time in the Keuka history, and his 26 goals is a school record.
Austin is coming back for his 3rd NPSL season, having played for the Lancers in 2017, as well as their predecessor the River Dogz in 2016.
He has been crucial to the Lamar Hunt Open Cup run, scoring both game winning goals in the qualifiers to get the team in the 1st Round of the Open Cup.
We talk about him going from playing sweeper in high school to becoming the leading scorer in the nation in college, their mutual respect for Gary Vaynerchuk, and a scary road trip back from Cleveland.