Carter Holt commits to soccer academy in Spain

Carter Holt commits to soccer academy in Spain
Posted on 06/14/2021
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Hickory's Holt to play soccer at Spain academy

Recent 2021 Hickory High graduate, Carter Holt, has committed to ETURE, a prestigious soccer academy based in Valencia, Spain. He will begin his year-long training program with ETURE this August, while competing with local professional and semi-professional teams.  ETURE, an elite player development program, offers exclusive training during a gap year between high school and college, providing the chance for top players to test their skills and develop to new heights. 

While at ETURE, Holt will also be immersed in the Spanish language program with the desire to become bilingual. Following his year-long training abroad, Holt will return to the US, pursuing his goal of collegiate placement for fall, 2022 with potential studies in law or physical therapy.

Holt was named Hickory High's Male Athlete of the Year and he has earned additional soccer honors, including: All-Conference (four times), All-Region (four times), All-State (two times), Conference Player of the Year (two times), and selection to the Mid-Atlantic Team. 

Holt was also awarded with United Soccer Coaches/MaxPrep Player of the Week, ranking #14 in the USA for assists and #111 in the USA for total points accumulated during his 2021 high school athletic campaign.

"I would like to thank Coach Brian Jillings, his staff and my teammates for the amazing mentoring and support I've experienced since my arrival to Hickory High," said Holt.

Holt served as co-captain of the Hickory High soccer team and is also a member of the Catawba Valley Youth Soccer Association U-18 team.

The son of Charley Holt (who was a former All-State soccer player at Hickory High) and Jill Pavese, Carter Holt will participate in the July / NC East-West soccer game in Greensboro and the Clash of the Carolinas game in Raleigh, before he departs for Europe in August.
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PHOTO (by Beverly Snowden):
FRONT (L-R): Carter's mother, Jill Pavese, Carter Holt, and Carter's father, Charley Holt.
BACK (L-R): HHS Head Soccer Coach, Brian Jillings,  Carter's brother, Lucca Pavese, and HHS Principal, Rebecca Tuttle.

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