Alex Cross is an action-packed novel series by James Patterson.
It is about a man on a mission to save everything in his path. That is why it is no surprise that it is the series of choice for Oakwood Soccer Club U-19 and Norwich Free Academy goalkeeper Julian Ballester (Preston, Conn.).
The Class of 2024 Providence commit has always had his eyes on the Friars from a young age.
"I always grew up watching Providence play soccer. We've had a few players go through the program," Ballester said. "For example, Danny Griffin -- he’s playing right now in the USL. Very successful program. There are a few players right now that have played at Oakwood at Providence. The first thing, when I walked in on my visit, the energy in the room was amazing. Guys smiling, everyone comes up, we shake hands, and it feels like family."