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?
How long have you been at Met Oval?
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.