Met Oval's Carlyle Smart commits for Division One school George Washington University

Congrats to Met Oval’s Carlyle Smart of the U19 NPL team who has committed to George Washington University! Carlyle took some time to answer a few questions about his decision and Met Oval.

Why did you pick George Washington University?

I picked George Washington because they have a strong soccer program with many international players, and players from MLS academies. Yet at the same time they are great academically. Also, after speaking to the coaches I will have a big role next season within the team.

What is your primary position?

Left Wing


How long have you been at Met Oval?

Two Years

Is there anybody that you would like to thank?

I would like to thank Filippo for bringing me into the club and recognizing my potential, and making me feel welcome and important when I first arrived. He’s the one who gave me my first opportunity at Met Oval

I would like to thank Mark, he was my first coach when I came to Met Oval he really helped develop me as a player, I felt like I grew a lot under him and improved many aspects of my game, and I feel that he used my set of skills very well within the team and we accomplished a lot with the team that year, it will be a season I’ll never forget.

Also Coach Juan he has helped me this year, really polishing my game especially with the decision making aspect, I have improved a lot under him and have become a more efficient player.

Lastly Coach Steve he helped a lot reaching out for teams and giving me advice about the college process, and as you can see now I’m committed to GW so clearly he’s done a good job in a short period of time.

How has Met Oval helped your development?

Met Oval has helped develop me a lot as a player and as a person. I have become a stronger, smarter, more technical player during my time here. I believe in their philosophy and how they teach kids the “right” way to play football. Every practice is intense and we make each other better. I wouldn’t be the player or person I am today without this club.