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Name: Christina Layden

Team: G02/03 National League Black

Number of Years at Copa: 4

HS: Union Catholic Regional High School

HS Honors: All County, All State, County Championship, Conference Championship, Honor Roll

Coaches at Copa: Coach Roberto Aguas, Coach Lori Berman, Coach Jonathan Yazo

College Attending: Marist College

Conference: Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Anticipated Major: N/A


What are your most memorable moments or experiences at FC Copa Academy? Winning the Futsal Regional Championship in Wildwood.

How did FC Copa Academy help you become the player you are today?

FC Copa Academy helped me find confidence in myself by fostering solid relationships with my teammates and coaches.

How did FC Copa Academy help you get into the college program you will be attending? Coach Roberto and Coach Lori played an integral part in assisting me in this complex process by making it seamless and attainable. I will be forever grateful to them for assisting me reach my goal of playing soccer at the next level.

What are your thoughts and experiences on the collegiate recruitment process with FC Copa Academy? Trust your coaches during the recruitment process. It can be somewhat daunting, but if you keep communication lines open and you are able to express what you want out of school the process will become easier.

What advice would you give to future FC Copa Academy athletes going through the collegiate recruitment process?

The main advice I would give any player hoping to play collegiate soccer is to keep their grades up. Additionally, prioritize both your grades and your soccer skills. To get to this level you must be willing to sacrifice your free time and invest it on your game. #TheCopaWay #WeAreCopa #CopaAlumni

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