During the 2019 season, there was little doubt that Khamari Hadaway was one of the region’s top goalkeepers.
That assertion was supported recently when the Northfield Mount Hermon standout was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Massachusetts, capping three strong years in the NEPSAC. Now, Hadaway is heading off to Princeton and could take the Ivy League by storm.
Hadaway discussed that transition and far more during the latest episode of the New England Soccer Journal podcast. The former D.C. United and U.S. youth international delved into heading to prep school, how he’s evolved on the pitch and even his a capella passion.
Perhaps most pointedly, Hadaway spoke about the Black Lives Matter movement and how he’s witnessed issues of inequality and racism surface in soccer. Despite setbacks, he remains hopeful for change.
“Taking all these accolades and all these things and using my platform, I want to be a spark of hope,” Hadaway said. “I don’t want to have hope, I want to be a hope. I think that’s very important for young Black men in America to adopt today.”
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