For most players in their final Development Academy season, focus tilts towards college soccer.
That’s outlook is present for Giovanni Calderon (North Haven, Conn.), as he’s verbally committed to the University of Hartford as part of the Hawks' Class of 2020. He’ll follow in his brothers’ footsteps in playing Division 1 soccer, after they went to Iona.
But the Beachside U-19 center back is also concerned with another arena in the soccer world: Concacaf Nations League qualifiers. He’s recently broken into the Puerto Rican national team and hopes to get called up for an Oct. 16 Group C match against Anguilla.