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Division I athlete dedicates life to soccer, son

As a native of Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Marshall men’s soccer redshirt senior goalkeeper Paulo Pita has had the dream of playing professional soccer turned into reality.

Prior to playing collegiate soccer for the Herd, Pita played for the Golden Eagles at the University of Charleston in Charleston, West Virginia from 2016-2017, which included his freshman season with current Herd men’s soccer Head Coach Chris Grassie. While playing for the Golden Eagles, he was the main starting goalkeeper in the game where the team was crowned the NCAA Division II National Champions in 2017 with a record of 20-1-2.