Louisville City Goalkeeper Scott Goodwin Ends Season Short to Attend Harvard Medical School
Scott Goodwin of Louisville City FC has announced he will play out the season until the end of summer following his acceptance into Harvard Medical School. The 25-year-old goalkeeper has made six appearances in the 2016 season and will put his career on hold as he attends one of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools.
Soccer News: Louisville City FC goalkeeper Scott Goodwin announced his departure from the Club upon his acceptance to study at Harvard Medical School, at a press event in front of LouCity players and administration on Thursday. The 25-year-old LouCity icon will continue with the Club through the summer before enrolling in one of the nation’s most prestigious medical schools.
“I would like to begin by saying how great it is to be part of this incredible club and organization,” Goodwin said in a statement. “I owe some of the best moments of my career to my teammates, coaches, the staff members, our incredible supporters, and to the city of Louisville.”
“However, I have chosen to accept a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue a medical education at Harvard Medical School starting this fall. It has obviously been a very difficult decision because of what this team and this season means to me, but I am equally excited to begin working toward my next major life goal of becoming a doctor.”
The 6-foot-1 goalkeeper started 30 games for LouCity in all competitions in 2015. He made 87 regular season saves, while allowing just one goal through 180 postseason minutes. In 2016, he’s made six league appearances and a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup appearance to combine for 643 minutes with a 1.14 goals-allowed average.
“Scott is such a good player and such a great character,” Louisville City coach James O’Connor said. “This is an incredible opportunity for him and we’re all so incredibly delighted for him, but at the same time we will certainly miss him. He is everything that epitomizes this Club: he’s a great player with a great work ethic, he’s a leader, he has great character, he’s a family man and he’s great in the community.”
Against Detroit City FC, Goodwin stood tallest through regulation, extra time and a dramatic penalty kick shootout to guide LouCity through to the third round of the domestic cup. A crucial save in the shootout provided Louisville City a 3-1 margin.
Goodwin completed his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina — where he played a vital role in the Tar Heels’ four consecutive ACC regular season championships and the 2011 NCAA Men’s Division I National Championship.
After graduating in 2012, he began his professional career in Iceland for IF Hottur before signing with his hometown NASL-club Carolina Railhawks in 2014. He made his debut with the Railhawks in 2014 in the U.S. Open Cup with impressive victories over MLS-sides Chivas USA and LA Galaxy.
LouCity returns to Slugger Field on June 11 to host Wilmington Hammerheads
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