Met Oval U18 Academy player Eric Jara, has committed to attend Brown University next year. Eric is a member of the U18 Academy team coached by Lenny Roitman and Ernest Innah, and is the first Met Oval player in recent years to attend an Ivy league school.
Eric is also one of a number of U18 players who have been accepted into college programs this year. Met Oval strives to provide a positive development environment for youth both on and off the field with the primary aim of securing college acceptance.
Eric on his acceptance: “I felt extremely happy and relieved, to be honest, after such a long wait. I felt blessed and thankful that this would happen to me. For me this is a dream come true, to be able to study in one of the most elite universities in the U.S. After all the adrenaline settled down though, I realized I had many people to thank. My family, friends and God for all that He has placed in my path.”
Eric on the Met Oval: “Playing for Met Oval has been a great experience for me, both as a player and person. It has taught me commitment, patience and perseverance. I am thankful for all my teammates and the coaching staff for helping develop as a soccer player.”