Marcelo Giraldo ‘20 Recruiting Profile

  • Howell High School
  • Howell, NJ
  • Men's Soccer
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Marcelo Giraldo's Men's Soccer Recruiting Profile
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  • 2017 Highlights

Personal Statement

    I've been playing soccer my entire life. As a player, I see myself as someone who will fail to improve, someone that will try and try again until, whatever it may be, permanently changes for the better. Moreover, I've got a strong love for the game. I will train as much as I can until I see a good level of improvement. I've got technical ability,  good vision of the field whenever I got the ball, and I'm a player who will always use physicality, when necessary, to make a statement. To add-on, I see myself as a leader, a leader who will push his team to the fullest extent. I'm a leader that will not tolerate poor effort. Win or lose, the level of effort must always be high.

  My academics are not some push-over to me. Sure I don't like some subjects but my grades are still things I care about. If you don't believe me just take a look at my GPA. It should tell you that I don't mess around when it comes to my studies. Just because I'm a teenager doesn't mean I have an actual goal in life. I have one collegiate goal and that's simply to study medicine. Medicine is most definitely an interesting subject to me and I believe it is a good career choice for me judging by the person I am.

    What makes me stand out as a student athlete is my ambition to improve, improve, and improve. I have goals. I have a mindset of a ravenous learner. I always have a hunger for improvement. I always think about how I can be not just a better soccer player but a better person. I've been placed in an environment where a beautiful mother cares for her child and always hopes for the best for her son, where a father encourages his son to never hold back any potential he has, where peers and low-life people attempt to destroy his self-esteem and to make him one of them. I've been put into an environment where my limitations have been tested. Through those experiences in this environment, an ambitious, strong-willed, and intelligent student-athlete is what I came to be. 



Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2019 Players Development Academy (U/18-19 Development Academy)

Coach References

  • Club Coach
  • Sam Nellins
  • Club Coach
  • Phil Swenda
  • High School Head Coach
  • Richard Yuro
  • Other
  • Rico Scardelletti



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High School Information

High School:
Howell High School
(732) 919-2131

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. I took honors biology and honors world history as a freshman. I'm taking honors english 3, honors spanish 4, and honors precalculus as a junior.
AP Classes:
Yes. AP Physics
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • Gifted and Talented Program for John Hopkins University NSHSS Member

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