Marquette men's soccer player C. Nortey with family in Accra, Ghana (June 2012).
Marquette sophomore C. Nortey, who originally came to the United States at age 15 as part of the Right to Dream soccer academy, returned to his home country of Ghana earlier this summer.
While the Golden Eagles' top goal scorer certainly enjoyed precious time with family and friends, Nortey also took timeout to share his passion for people and the game of soccer by giving back to the community where he was raised.
You can read all about the amazing experience in his Wordpress blog, "onelovecicinho."
Nortey notes how much the city and the culture in his hometown of Accra has changed since the last time he was in Africa nearly four years ago, and also recounts volunteering his time at schools and youth centers, in addition to soccer clubs like Mandela FC (where he says he began his 'football' career), and at the Let Us Shine Girls Academy (see below to watch the YouTube video that Nortey produced).