My name is John McDowell and I'm a 2023 graduate and play Central Midfielder for the North Carolina FC Academy team. I've played soccer since I was four years old, and on NCFC's Academy for five years. Soccer has always been an important part of my life and I play because I enjoy the game so much. I've been a leader on every team I've played on, captained multiple teams and have tried to set an example through how I play. I will always give 110% effort each and every training session and no one will work harder than me.