It’s been said, “Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.” ABGC is proud to introduce you to two young players who’ve proven their character on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. Both were honored this week as Fairfax County 2019 Champions of Character.
Nathan Albergottie, a 16-year-old junior at Falls Church High school, has participated in the ABGC soccer program for 12 years. He’s a team player first, who strives to help his teammates and classmates with group projects for school, volunteering in the community or on the soccer pitch. Nathan has also volunteered with the Rise Against Hunger organization within his church and has provided volunteer time in the ABGC office. He is a young man who finds opportunities to mentor younger athletes and inspires them to success. Nathan uses his experiences to enhance the lives of those around him, all while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.
Jennifer Soto fell in love with soccer when playing with ABGC in the third grade and continued to play in various recreational leagues throughout high school. As a recent graduate of Justice High School, Jennifer credits her love for mentoring young athletes to her time with ABGC. Jennifer began coaching her brother’s U10 team in 2017 and continues to do so today. Through that experience, Jennifer discovered her passion for coaching and working with athletes. Jennifer will undoubtedly continue to demonstrate her Champion of Character pedigree as she continues her education at George Mason University.