Men's Soccer News

MSOC | Centre Back Alban Meto Commits to the Ravens

Written by Carleton Sports Information

OTTAWA, Ontario – The Carleton Ravens are pleased to announce the addition of Alban Meto to the men’s soccer team for the upcoming season.

Name: Alban Meto
Hometown:  Ottawa, ON
High School:  Louis Riel High School
Soccer Club: Ottawa Fury
Position: Centre Back
Favourite National team: Albania/Italy
Favourite Club team: Inter Milan

Q: Why did you decide to attend Carleton?

Carleton’s a great environment for both my academic and athletic goals. It’s a good school in my hometown with the best soccer program in the country.

Q: What part about playing for the Ravens soccer team are you most looking forward to?

I look forward to the day to day. One thing Covid took away from us is the consistency of football and I’m excited to be in a great environment every day.

Q: How did you get started in soccer?

At a young age I loved playing many sports and I tried many things but when I was 11, I realized soccer was what I really loved most and that’s when the focus and hard work started.

Q: What is your style of play?

I like playing with the ball and building out of the back and, as a defender I equally love the gritty side of the game.

Q: Is there a professional soccer player that you model your game after?

I don’t model my game around one player because I don’t think that’s a smart thing to do. I think it’s better to study situational plays from all the top players in every position at the highest level. As a centre back, my favourite players in that position are Jose Fonte, Milan Skriniar, John Stones and Dejan Lovren.

Q: Describe your strengths and some areas for improvement:

I’m calm on the ball, and I make the right decision with my passes. Defensively, I’m a good athlete with good pace and athleticism. I read the game well and position myself correctly to help stop many attacking situations. I think right now I need to work on building up to match fitness and also getting as sharp as possible before the season.

Q: Which academic program will you be studying and why is that of interest to you?
Cognitive Science. The mind and human behavior are interesting.

Q: What extra-curricular activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy working out and going out to eat with friends and family.

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