Max Carboni ’23, the varsity soccer co-captain, began playing soccer at a young age in his town league in Belmont. He first played for club team NEFC and moved to Boston Bolts two years later, where he continues to play. Max has competed in international and national competitions. He made the varsity soccer team as a Form III student in a very competitive team composed of upperclassmen.
Max has been integral to the Belmont Hill soccer program since making the team. The longest-serving player on the team, Max’s work ethic and versatility make him stand out from the rest of the team. Despite playing outside back for most of his Belmont Hill soccer career, Max has played as a striker and a midfielder this season. Coach Montoya commented on Max’s exemplary work ethic: “The most impressive thing about Max is that he is the hardest worker on the field. He outworks everyone. He is truly dedicated to the sport and has worked extremely hard to be the best he can be.”
Leadership has been one of the many qualities Max has exhibited during his time on the team. Max was elected as the team’s co-captain along with Will Lloyd ’23 in his junior year. When asked about his experience being a team captain for two years, Max replied, “I always try to lead by example and make the most of the opportunities we are given as a team. The best way to do this is to constantly be positive and set the example of the hard work that needs to be put in.” Max is thankful for the experience and hopes to utilize the qualities he has learned from it for the rest of his life.
Looking back on his four years on the team, Max recalled his career highlights at Belmont Hill soccer: “being the only freshman on a very talented team of Juniors and Seniors; making the Class A northeast private school tournament, and finishing 3rd in ISL standings, with only one loss; selected team Captain by teammates as a sophomore for junior year, re-elected for senior year; playing full games as a right-back and now a striker.”
Max has high expectations for the team this season. He hopes that they will be competitive in the ISL. With many seniors in the current squad, he wants to finish his last season with them on a high note. Having switched his position to a more attacking role, Max hopes to score more goals to help the team win matches.
Max plans to continue playing soccer heading into college. He hopes to play competitive soccer, but regardless of what happens, soccer will continue to be a large part of his life.
When asked if he would like to share other thoughts in his interview, Max replied, “Belmont Hill soccer has been an extremely important part of my life. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity I have been given to play and compete in the program, and I know that when I graduate from Belmont Hill, I will always be proud of what I was able to accomplish on our soccer team.”
The Panel thanks Max for all the hard work he has dedicated to Belmont Hill’s soccer program and wishes him the best of luck for the season and his soccer endeavors beyond Belmont Hill.