OTTAWA, Ontario - Carleton Ravens Soccer is pleased to announce the recruitment of Raphaël Garcia to the men's team for the upcoming season.
From a young age playing professional has always been my dream, and I had the opportunity to make that dream a reality for the past 2 years. Unfortunately, during this past year I dealt with injuries and financial difficulties and the pandemic helped me realize that coming back to Ottawa, to focus on my studies while continuing to play soccer could be a mature decision and I’m very grateful that Carleton University gave me that opportunity.
Definitely reuniting with many friends that I’ve missed sharing the field with. Jimi Aribido, Junior Asare, Ricky Comba,, Scott Mazzotta, and Luca Piccioli were all my teammates back at Gloucester Hornets. I look forward to winning many games and potentially the National Championship with these long-time friends.
As soon as I learned to walk. Just like Ronaldinho, I learned all about life with a ball at my feet. On a more serious note, I started playing with my dad in the backyard and when I joined the Hornets, my coach, Ibrahima Sow, made me fall in love with the game.
I’m a fullback that loves to join the attack. I’m a player that will overlap and run up and down the field for 90 minutes. I also have a certain flair to my game and I’m a defender that likes to score and assist.
There’s not really anyone I model my game after but I love watching Alexander-Arnold or Robertson. I just love the way they impact the game as fullbacks.
My stamina and my crosses are definitely my strongest points and for my area of improvement, being a defender, I would like to improve my physical strength.
I will be studying Law. My brother is finishing Law School this year and talking with him made me realize that it’s a field of study where I would like to increase my knowledge and further on pursue a career. I would also love the opportunity to mix soccer with my future knowledge in Law.
Because of soccer, I didn’t have much free time to do any extra-curricular activities but I love watching the UFC, I’m a big Ottawa Senators fan, and I love snowboarding.