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Adrian Biaggi Journey from DME Academy to Puerto Rico’s U20 Captain

Daytona, Florida (March 11th, 2024) – In collaboration with the International Development Academy, Adrian Biaggi, a standout from the inaugural soccer class at DME Academy, was named captain of Puerto Rico’s U20 men’s soccer team.

Starting his journey at DME Academy in his senior year from Puerto Rico without prior exposure or offers, Adrian quickly made the most of his opportunity in Daytona. His strong leadership and performance earned him the title of captain. His efforts led to standout performances in front of more than 30 college coaches, securing four NCAA Division 1 and several Division 2 scholarship offers.

After joining the Dayton University men’s team, Adrian’s soccer career continued to flourish, eventually earning him a call-up to the national team. It was here, with Puerto Rico’s U20 team, that his leadership and skill truly shone. During the CONCACAF U20 Championship Tournament he scored within the first 5 minutes against St. Kitts and Nevis in his national team debut, setting the tone for a resounding 5-0 victory.

The team’s journey through Group E faced challenges, including tough matches against the Cayman Islands and Haiti, both ending in 1-1 ties. Despite an early exit from the tournament, Adrian’s future is undeniably bright. 

Adrian’s path from DME Academy to becoming the U-20 national team captain exemplifies his hard work, dedication, and the key role that DME and the International Development Academy player in his development. For further details on how DME Academy’s Elite Soccer Program supports athletes like Adrian Biaggi in refining their soccer and leadership skills, click here.

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