MacDuffie boys’ soccer goalkeeper Charles Avery says the thing he likes about goalkeeping is how it allows him to control the flow of the game.
“You can control where the game goes. If you have a good goalie, you will never lose the game. If you have a good forward, you can always still lose,” he said.
After his graduation from The MacDuffie School this June, the senior from Belchertown, Mass. will attend the University of Chester where he plans to study exercise science. As well, he will play for UDA Soccer Academy in Chester.
“You play in a semi-professional league in the UK and play against other professional academies. A lot of the guys have been called up from there to play for semi-pro teams and some professional teams,” Avery said of the opportunity.
The soon-to-be graduated Mustang has played soccer at MacDuffie since he was in eighth grade.
“I played eighth-grade varsity, freshman, junior, and senior year. I played starter since junior year. I missed two games since then due to injury but I’ve played every other minute other than that,” Avery said. “Most of it has been in goal. That’s where I’ve been trained and specialize. That’s where I’m going to go play at the next level too,” he said.