Farias Signs with Harvard
Farias excited to start new life at Cambridge
Cesar Farias, Forward, Atletico Santa Rosa
"I enjoyed the entire recruiting process," Farias said when asked how he felt about attending Harvard University. "It gave me the opportunity to visit several college campuses across the U.S., and I was also able to meet some really amazing coaches from top ranked soccer programs."
Farias went on to say that "Harvard University provides the best of both worlds. "Not only will I be getting a great education and developing as an individual, but I'll also be playing high-level soccer at the same time. Harvard is the perfect fit for me. I'm excited to push myself to my limits academically. Harvard business school has one of the most prestigious programs in the world and I know I will have to push myself to be the best I can be in the classroom as well as on the pitch. Fitting into the style of play and team atmosphere won't be a problem at all."
"Both Coach Lehrer and Coach Delano have created a very distinct environment amongst the players, they focus heavily on team chemistry and making sure everyone is on the same page," Farias exclaimed. "The chemistry makes the team very tactically sound and all players very aware of each other, which I believe has been a cornerstone of their recent success. My coach of 8 years, Messias dos Santos has prepared me well for the collegiate level and I believe I can make a very positive impact on the field."
"I am very excited to start a new chapter of my life at Cambridge, Farias stated. "It's not going to be easy but I am up for the challenge. I look forward to working hard in the classroom and on the field, so I can reach my full potential as a person and player. I'd like to thank God first and foremost for this opportunity. I'd like to thank my family, as well as the coaches and teammates at Atletico Santa Rosa that made all this possible. Special thanks to Coach Messias dos Santos for all his guidance. Without all the support and guidance from my friends, family and coaches none of this would have been possible."