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Christian Porras shares his experience with Brain Health Hawaii.
Christian is a 24-year-old from Washington, DC. He spent the majority of his teenage years playing for Chelsea FC affiliates and Developmental Academy, Baltimore Bays Chelsea where he won back to back USYSA National Championships in 2010 and 2011. Christian went on to be recruited to play collegiate soccer at Division 1 powerhouse, the University of Connecticut, where he spent his freshman year. After unfortunate circumstances, Christian had to leave UCON and soon found himself playing in Guatemala’s second league under Comunicaciones FC. Christian ended up earning a call-up to Guatemala’s Under 23 National Team shortly before deciding to go back to study and play at Hawaii Pacific University.
Christian is currently playing his senior season at HPU. He spends his off-time coaching Boys U12 Le Jardin Chelsea and Soccer Shots, a leading program for youth to learn the game of soccer. In addition to playing and coaching, Christian will earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice this upcoming summer.
Over the last two years, Christian has been actively coaching various groups of children in summer camps and clubs. He hopes to make an impact on the soccer community in Hawaii.