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Just For Keeps

Just For Keeps

By Carter
Goalkeepers across all sports are a different breed of athlete. What makes them so unique? Take a listen to find out.
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Episode 32: Angelina Anderson
Carter talks to current UC Berkeley women’s soccer goalkeeper Angelina Anderson about growing up in the Bay Area of California under two former college athlete parents, the development and coverage of women’s soccer in America adding inspiration to her game, falling in love with the position, playing with the national team, mental health battles that goalkeepers regularly endure and how to overcome them.
May 20, 2022
Episode 31: John McCarthy
Carter talks with LAFC goalkeeper John McCarthy about growing up in a rich Philadelphia sports culture, the best strategies for finding a good goalkeeper coach, the reality of college soccer, mental health hurdles as a goalkeeper, signing for his hometown MLS club, and having Will Ferrell as your team owner.
May 13, 2022
Episode 30: Andrea Brändli
Carter talks to current Ohio State University and Swiss National Team women’s ice hockey goaltender Andrea Brändli about growing up in Switzerland, becoming infatuated with the position by watching a professional player have a great game, realizing her elite talent early, breaking barriers in her military service, handling the intense mental pressure of two Olympics and a national championship, and her future plans after Ohio State.
April 18, 2022
Episode 29: Anna Spieker
Carter talks with University of Michigan field hockey goalkeeper Anna Spieker about growing up in Germany being surrounded by the sport, playing for elite clubs through high school, transferring her skills as a former soccer player, and chasing a national title with Michigan.
April 14, 2022
Episode 28: Jason Smith
Carter talks to current Utah Valley men’s soccer goalkeeper and Barcelona Residency alum Jason Smith about spending his youth in Zambia, Africa where he fell in love with soccer, realizing and developing his talent early on, getting the best youth training in the world through FC Barcelona, and the behind the scenes work of a difficult recruiting process.
February 24, 2022
Episode 27: Brad Feldman
Carter talks to the play-by-play voice of the New England Revolution Brad Feldman about his soccer influences growing up, what drew him to sports commentary, goalkeepers that changed the game, and the evolution/rise to stardom of Revolution goalkeeper Matt Turner.
February 09, 2022
Episode 26: Christian Miesch
Carter talks with former Stony Brook, Syracuse, and UMass Lowell men’s soccer goalkeeper Christian Miesch about growing up with the intense pressure of club soccer in Switzerland, flirting with a contract with Manchester City, deciding to come to the US and play college soccer, to the necessary mentality you need to have as an elite goalkeeper.
January 27, 2022
Episode 25: Yann Fillion
Carter talks to current AC Oulu goalkeeper in Finland Yann Fillion about growing up with very few teams to look up to in Canada, to playing with CF Montreal’s youth academy, dealing with language barriers, and his new contract with IFK Marienhamn in Finland.
November 24, 2021
Episode 24: Jesse Goleman
Carter talks to the University of Pittsburgh women’s soccer goalkeeper coach Jesse Goleman about growing up in Pittsburgh with very few soccer influences, transferring his passion for basketball into the goalkeeping position, the key to a healthy goalkeeping mindset, and his philosophies as a coach today.
October 14, 2021
Episode 23: Joe Tutino
Carter talks to the LA Galaxy’s longtime play-by-play broadcaster Joe Tutino about the history of goalkeepers in the NASL, MISL, and MLS, along with the progression of the game in the United States, and what it’s been like to be able to call the names of some of the greatest players in the world.
September 08, 2021
Episode 22: Miguel Martinez
Carter talks to former College of the Sequoias goalkeeper and their current goalkeeper coach Miguel Martinez about growing up in central California with minimal training to what it’s like playing in junior college, getting star struck training with a pro team, and ultimately falling in love with coaching.
July 26, 2021
Episode 21: Shep Messing
Carter talks to former New York Cosmos and U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Shep Messing about never touching a soccer ball until the age of 16, to playing in the Olympics in 1972, being teammates with Pelé, the evolution of the position in the last 50+ years, and what’s required of modern goalkeepers today.
July 13, 2021
Episode 20: Anthony Ferrara
Carter talks to current Gottne IF goalkeeper in Sweden Anthony Ferrara about Euro goalkeeping heroics inspiring him to play the position, going on his first pro trial at 15, and breaking the stigma that shorter goalkeepers can’t compete at the highest level.
June 24, 2021
Episode 19: Robbie Mustoe
Carter talks to former Middlesbrough midfielder and current NBCSN analyst for the Premier League Robbie Mustoe about the wide spectrum of goalkeepers he’s played against, learning even more about the position from working with Tim Howard, to the evolution of the position and the mental burden it takes to play the position at the highest level.
June 14, 2021
Episode 18: Maddy Cunningham
Carter talks to former Penn State women’s lacrosse goaltender Maddy Cunningham about choosing the position by default, being extremely pressured by the athletic environment she grew up in, to earning a full ride at a BIG10 school but never being the starter.
June 08, 2021
Episode 17: Max Blacker
Carter talks to former Brandeis men’s soccer goalkeeper and current Real Central NJ goalkeeper Max Blacker about his soccer influences, what kind of equipment goalkeepers actually need, and the mental struggles of being a backup that turned the tide for his professional career.
June 01, 2021
Episode 16: Eric Klenlofsky
Carter talks to former Monmouth University standout and D.C. United draft pick Eric Klenlofsky about growing up in New Jersey, a bizarre college recruitment process, leading the NCAA in goals against average twice, having trials with clubs like Everton and Liverpool, to coaching at the University of South Florida and starting his own glove brand, SETGK.
May 24, 2021
Episode 15: Zack Abdu-Glass
Carter talks to his former high school goalkeeper coach and former Middlebury men’s soccer goalkeeper Zack Abdu-Glass about sharing an incredibly similar career path, Carter’s high school and college recruitment journey, the shift in goalkeeping as a whole, and having it all to thank for a broken nose.
May 17, 2021
Episode 14: Kelsey Federico
Carter talks to former UMass Lowell field hockey goalkeeper Kelsey Federico about starting her journey as an out-of-shape middle schooler to playing at the division one level, and changing the stigma surrounding the position.
May 10, 2021
Episode 13: Cooper Harris
Carter talks to former Merrimack College and Hobart men’s soccer goalkeeper Cooper Harris about their high school rivalry, dealing with three knee surgeries, and overcoming overwhelming mental hurdles.
March 30, 2021
Episode 12: Benjamin McEvoy
Carter talks to current UMass Lowell hockey goaltender Benjamin McEvoy about growing up playing for a small town, walking on to a Division 1 team midway through his freshman year, being a backup and living out his dream while learning to be the best teammate possible.
March 16, 2021
Episode 11: Robbie Montanaro
Carter talks with former Bates College soccer goalkeeper Robbie Montanaro about growing up in a goalkeeping family, to playing division 3 athletics, and signing his first pro contract in Sweden.
March 09, 2021
Episode 10: Grant Lardieri
Carter talks to former UMass Lowell lacrosse goaltender Grant Lardieri about being inspired to start the game and position by his father, setting state records in high school, and if playing the position truly hurts as much as it looks.
March 02, 2021
Episode 9: Shamus Egan
Carter talks to the current emergency goaltender for the Boston Bruins, Shamus Egan about starting his high school career in Waltham to playing club hockey in college, and falling his way into the Bruins alumni team and the emergency goalie position with the Boston Bruins.
February 25, 2021
Episode 8: Julia Schneider
Carter talks to former UMass Lowell women’s goalkeeper Julia Schneider about her journey starting at 10 years old, to playing with one of the elite women’s clubs in the country, to having surgery on both legs, and a self-described storybook ending.
February 16, 2021
Episode 7: Jessica Convery
Carter talks to former University of Minnesota-Duluth goaltender Jessica Convery about her journey from being a 10 year old goaltender to playing for one of the top teams in the nation, along with the progression of women’s professional hockey and women’s professional sports as a whole.
February 11, 2021
Episode 6: Kevin Boyle
Carter talks with Detroit Red Wings goaltender Kevin Boyle about his ascent from junior hockey to getting a full ride D1 scholarship offer at 15, being at his lowest lows to his highest highs within 24 hours, and growing as a goaltender in the NHL.
February 02, 2021
Episode 5: Taylor Thames
Carter talks to Army West Point goalkeeper coach Taylor Thames about different coaching philosophies, college recruitment, the importance of highlight reels, and the role of the backup goalkeeper.
January 27, 2021
Episode 4: Jimmy Slayton
Carter talks with Real Monarchs goalkeeper Jimmy Slayton about his journey from Connecticut high school soccer to professional soccer out in Utah, along with what makes goalkeepers such a tightly knit group of people.
January 19, 2021
Episode 3: Garrett Metcalf
We talk to Anaheim Ducks prospect and current Long Island University goaltender Garrett Metcalf about his journey through minor hockey, juniors, college hockey, and getting drafted to the NHL.
January 14, 2021
Episode 2: Danny Vitiello
Carter talks with Pittsburgh Riverhounds goalkeeper, 2020 USL Gold Glove winner, and former college rival Danny Vitiello about his journey as a goalkeeper
January 07, 2021
Episode 1: Meet The Host, Carter Hochman
Our host Carter Hochman takes you through his own journey as a goalkeeper from elementary school all the way through his four years at an NCAA Division I school, and all of the mental hurdles he had to overcome along the way.
January 04, 2021