Barbadian footballers proceed to make their mark on the worldwide circuit.
Nationwide youth participant Nigel Griffith was just lately awarded a spot on the Nationwide Collegiate Athletic Affiliation (NCAA) American Athletic Convention Rookie Crew of the Yr.
The flamboyant midfielder loved his debut collegiate season with Temple College, the place he scored two objectives and had three assists in 10 matches, whereas incomes a begin in 4 of them, as a freshman.
Griffith’s most notable contribution got here in opposition to the College of Tulsa the place he scored and assisted three objectives in his workforce’s 4-1 overcome their rivals.
Born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania to an American mom and Barbadian father, Griffith has represented Barbados on the Below 17 stage and as most just lately as February 2020, helped the Below-20 males’s workforce to the highest of their qualifying group of the Concacaf Qualifiers for the Youth World Cup.
The Enterprise Administration pupil mentioned it has been a peculiar yr, notably as a result of influence of COVID-19; nevertheless, he has embraced the modifications and challenges to earn optimistic outcomes.
“As an athlete, it was a bizarre yr due to COVID and every thing, so there have been a variety of restrictions.
“We needed to get examined each week, then like twice every week once we have been enjoying video games. Then we may’ve solely had 10 [players] within the locker rooms, so there have been a variety of restrictions on what we are able to do and that made it sort of powerful.”
Griffith mentioned the restrictions have been a blessing as he has been capable of focus extra on faculty and soccer, the place he has excelled in each areas throughout his first yr in faculty.
Griffith is hoping to hold his good kind into the summer season the place he’s anticipated to signify United Soccer League (USL) Division Two outfit FC Copa after which easily transition into the autumn soccer season.