The latest guest on New England Soccer Journal’s “The Goal” podcast is Brown University senior forward Brittany Raphino (Randolph, Mass.).
Last month, the former Thayer Academy and Scorpions SC star was named to the United States U-23 Women’s Youth National Team roster for the Thorns Preseason Tournament, which featured three matches against NWSL teams over seven days from March 12-18.
Raphino, who will utilize an extra year of eligibility in 2023, that was granted to players due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been named one of Brown’s team captains for the 2023 season. Raphino is a two-time All-American and the back-to-back reigning Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year. Her 24 points led the team in 2022 as she became just the second player in program history to record back-to-back 20-point seasons.
She joined host Matt Langone to discuss her experience with the national team, the decision to return to Brown for another year, and more.