What They're Saying: Catarina Macario

"Even here sometimes it just felt like I was doing the same things, like a robot, and I wouldn't have time to do much other than play soccer and study. I'm glad I've had this time to connect with people and check in with friends and family. Almost just have a time to sit down and reevaluate why I do what I do and the goals that I want to achieve with soccer -- in life, period. Who I want to be."

-- Two-time reigning Hermann Trophy winner Catarina Macario, whose plans for 2020-21 have been been put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her senior season at Stanford was delayed when the Pac-12 postponed fall sports, and her U.S. naturalization interview and test were delayed by backlogs. Macario hopes to complete her college degree in 2021 that she can use to make her case for a FIFA waiver to begin playing for the USA as soon as she becomes a citizen, rather than wait until the fall of 2022, five years after her 18th birthday, as per FIFA rules for naturalized players. (ESPN)
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