Del Mar resident Braden Salvati, 18, a member of the Francis Parker School soccer team, recently signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Dartmouth College at the San Diego Hall of Champions.
As a defender and midfielder, Braden has collected a number of accolades during his varsity career, including rookie of the year, offensive player of the year and defensive player of the year.
“Braden is incredible talented,” said Boys Head Soccer Coach Jarrod Phillips. “But also with that talent he has a great work ethic and that combination helps him stand.”
In addition to serving as captain of the Parker team, Braden has put in four years as captain of his club team. He started his Parker soccer career at Parker in Middle School and joined the varsity team his freshman year.
“It’s very rare to make the team that early,” said Phillips. “But, Braden has an incredible mind for the game.”
As team captain of the varsity team, Braden says Parker has taught him how to balance sports and academics and to never give up and to always keep pushing through.
“We have always had a good team over the years. Nice people. Great coaches. It’s just been a lot of fun,” said Braden.
Braden shared his excitement at being added to the roster of the Big Green by inviting his coaches, teammates and family to a signing ceremony at School on Feb. 3.