Friday, March 27, 2020 | Women's Soccer
Ravens Women’s Soccer is excited to announce the commitment of Charlotte Takacsy for the 2020 season!
Name: Charlotte Takacsy
Hometown: Orchard Park, New York
High School: Orchard Park High School
Soccer Club: WNY Flash Academy
Position: Outside back
Favourite National team: USA women’s national team (Canada is a VERY close 2nd)
Favourite Club team: North Carolina Courage
Ohio Valley Conference Champions
Quarterfinals at ECNL Nationals
MVP HS Soccer grade 10
Undefeated JV Soccer grade 10
Q: Why did you decide to attend Carleton?
Living in Canada was something I always wanted to experience. Also, the majority of my extended family lives in Ottawa, so I’ve been looking for the opportunity to move closer to them. The location was perfect because Carleton is tucked away from the busy city, but is close enough to enjoy downtown whenever you want. I was searching for a school where I could be challenged both on the field and in the classroom. After meeting Coach Dominic I knew that I would get excellent training, and having spoke to academic advisors it was obvious that I could get a great education here as well. I was also amazed by the care and professional attitude Carleton had towards its student athletes.
Q: What part about playing for the Ravens soccer team are you most looking forward to?
I am looking forward to getting to know the Ravens family, and forming lasting friendships with my teammates over the next 4 years. It’s always exciting to join a new team because each team comes with its own style that you have to adapt to. Being a part of this up-and-coming program is an honor, and I can’t wait to challenge myself and do what I love at the collegiate level.
Q: How did you get started in soccer?
I was inspired to play soccer by my aunt, who played at the University of Ottawa (still not sure what team she’s going to cheer for). I joined my first team at 4, and by 8 I had my mind set on playing in college. At barbeques with friends or family reunions, we would always start pick-up soccer games and everyone would join in. Seeing the way the sport brought people together is something that made me appreciate it even more.
Q: What is your style of play?
I would describe my style of play as a combination of two: quick passing to build plays, along with long balls to the center forward or to space in order to break high pressure and create dangerous opportunities. I also like combination plays and making runs down the line into an attacking role.
Q: Is there a professional soccer player that you model your game after?
I don’t think I necessarily model my game after a certain player because there are so many talented ones who each teach you something different. One player who I definitely look up to though, is Tobin Heath. She has an amazing ability to constantly move, find openings, make plays, but she also understands the importance of defending and recovering in transitions.
Q: Describe your strengths and some areas for improvement:
I would describe my strengths as being my speed, crosses, grit and determination, and my ability to defend and anticipate plays. I want to continue improving my speed of play because that is something that changes at the collegiate level.
Q: Which academic program will you be studying and why is that of interest to you?
I met with the academic advisors in both the criminology and biology departments, and am considering doing a major in crim and minor in bio. I have always had a passion for nature and a curiosity in law, so I am combining those interests to possibly become an environmental lawyer.
Q: What extra-curricular activities do you enjoy?
I enjoy spending my free time with my friends and family doing outdoor activities like swimming, running, kayaking, and hiking. Exercise and pushing myself physically has become something I constantly crave, and I enjoy doing it with the people love.
I also really like volunteering because I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazing opportunities throughout my life, and I want to be able to help others have the same chances that I do. I especially enjoy getting to coach and play with kids with disabilities because it’s inspiring to see the happiness and courage that soccer can bring them.