Name: Kimberly Brites
Team: G02/03 Red
Number of Years at Copa: 2
HS: Carteret High School
HS Honors: Honor Roll, High Honor Roll
Coaches at Copa: Coach Steve, Coach Sherwin
College Attending: New Jersey City University
Anticipated Major: Exercise Science
Quote about a specific coach: When I was under Coach Steve’s wing, he taught me how to become a better striker and with his help, I was able to score the most goals for our team during our season.
What are your most memorable moments or experiences at FC Copa Academy?
My most memorable moment at FC Copa was when my team and I were playing a very important match against Liverpool Academy and at the end of the first half we were losing 3-0! The whole team’s adrenaline just went up and we started to play our hearts out and the game ended with us winning with a score of 4-3 !
How did FC Copa Academy help you become the player you are today?
FC Copa Academy has helped me become the player I am today because my coaches believed in me and helped me become a faster and more skillful player.
How did FC Copa Academy help you get into the college program you will be attending?
FC Copa helped me get into NJCU because being in FC Copa, the coaches would tell me that every game that I play had to be as if it were my last because so many college coaches can be watching without you even knowing.
What are your thoughts and experiences on the collegiate recruitment process with FC Copa Academy? The collegiate recruitment process with FC Copa Academy has been easy and simple with the help of various coaches pushing us to reach out to college coaches and to train everyday !
What advice would you give to future FC Copa Academy athletes going through the collegiate recruitment process?
My advice for future FC Copa Academy athletes going through the collegiate recruitment process is to email as many coaches you can before going to tournaments! Also, play your best every game you have because you never know who’s watching ! Share any other info that you may want us to know.
While playing for FC Copa, I had also played for the Peruvian Women’s U20 National Team and had also travelled to Brazil to play two friendlies!