The advice Miguel Prieto received from his family as a youngster in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., was always the same.
“Growing up I would always here from my uncles and family members say ‘get your education, don’t be like us, you have the opportunity to do better,’” Prieto said. “I always had my parents’ and sisters’ support, they always pushed me to do well, both on the field and in the classroom.
“They’d tell me you have to get your education, education comes first. Soccer should always be that cherry on top.”