IDA would like to welcome Nicolas Lacombe!
Nicolas, originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti has been playing soccer for for ten years. He is attending USPA High School in the class of 2022.
We're so happy to have Nicolas part of our IDA family!
What made you choose IDA over other programs?
"I have always wanted to play soccer in Europe, and Spain was one of my top picks for the style of my game. I like the coaching philosophy at IDA, and I believe it will be a good fit for me in terms of exposure, and placement opportunities."
What do you hope to learn while you're there?
"I hope to learn and prove to myself that I can live a full life away from my parents, alongside my team."
What about IDA are you most excited about?
"Definitely competing at a higher level."
What is your proudest moment both on and off the soccer field so far?
"So far, the best moment on the field was my team’s (FC Toro) tournament in Spain last year when we beat FC Barcelona. This was also my proudest moment off the field because we were able to show the soccer world that Haiti is capable of doing great things despite limited resources. That makes me proud because we work extra hard."
Favorite professional player and team?
"My favorite player is Virgil Van Djk and my favorite team is Liverpool."
Favorite thing to do when you're not playing soccer?
"When I am not on the soccer field, I like to play video games, cook, listen to music and be with my friends."