We are thrilled to announce that we have had 8 former students of the Soccer Assist Academy secure and commit to Colleges and universities across the United States. After completing their BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching (3 A-Levels), we saw tremendous efforts and progress from the individuals during their time at the academy, and each of them made the decision that America was the right choice for them.
Two of our former students Jack Petrovic and Archie Wager are coming off their freshman season at Central Community College and Coastal Bend College respectively. With Petrovic having a stellar breakout year being a consistent starting defensive player for the Raiders squad. Jack was a student at the Soccer Assist Academy after completing his secondary school education at Barnet and Southgate College. He developed tremendously during his time under Coach Joe Oxley’s guidance and we are thrilled to see him continue to grow and improve during his time stateside. Since then, Jack has now transferred to Briar Cliff University.
A second former student of ours, Archie Wager, is also reaping the success of hard work and development in the academy. Coastal Bend College is located in Texas, and a member institution of the NJCAA division one; competing within the region 14 conference known to be one of the most competitive region’ in NJCAA.
Dillon Cox has secured and signed a scholarship offer to Brevard College. Brevard is located in North Carolina and has a very successful history. This season they are currently 4-1-1 on their college record, with huge margins of victory, they are a big powerhouse in their conference. Dillon will be and has been a great addition to the tornados roster this fall, gaining a respected amount of minutes as a freshman so far.
Witwise Akyeano committed to Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, the Bulldogs are a strong contender in the NJCAA National title competition. With 5 of their athletes just being announced as All-Americans for the past season, we know that Witwise is going to excel under the knowledge and expertise of head coach Chris Handy. The 2020/2021 season saw the Bulldogs score an incredible 11-3 record, with a grand total of 40 goals being scored across 14 games we can tell they are a force to be reckoned with. This is a perfect fit for Witwise and we can’t wait to see what he gets up to.
Genesee Community College got a duo of Soccer Assist Academy Athletes to commit for the upcoming fall. Jackson Parris and Nabeel Rehman have both joined the cougars roster. The Genesee community college has a rich history of developing athletes to then allow them to transition onto bigger four year, NAIA and NCAA schools, where they can continue to gain their bachelors degree and experience a different school, playing style or even state. This is a great step in both of the boys future playing careers and they will be carefully guided and nurtured at Genesee, we know they will both make a powerful impact on the cougars squad this fall.
Another one of our recent graduates, Sandro Frietas, is now attending St Charles Community College in the Midwest state of Missouri. He will be joining a team who excitingly just had a season of many “firsts” for their program. The Cougars finished the 2020/2021 season at 12-5-1 and within one goal in group play towards advancing to a Final Four at the National Tournament. SCC won the school’s first Men’s Soccer Region 16 Regular Season and Tournament Championship. However, the most historic accomplishment would be making the school’s first Men’s Soccer trip to the NJCAA National Tournament. Sandro will be an integral part of the 2021/2022 roster, making an impact from the get go, we expect great things from him and know he will be a huge part in chasing down a NJCAA National Tournament win for the cougars.
Our final Soccer Assist Academy Student going over to the US in August is Samy Aouati. Having secured a place at John Wood Community college, we know he will be a great addition to the squad, after continuously impressing us at the academy on a weekly basis we are so excited to see how he reciprocates that stateside. John Wood is once again a great two year program that is a beacon for developing talented players to then assist them to move onto larger four year schools. We know the talent that Samy already has and we can’t wait to see him mature and develop as a player during his time in the US. Samy is currently on 4 goals and 3 assists in 12 games played.
Soccer Assist Academy Director Junior had high praise for all of the individuals that had secured scholarships “We are so proud of our players and how they’ve progressed during their time at the academy. We are grateful to be a stepping stone in their journey and ecstatic that all of them have found a new team stateside where we know they will flourish. It is amazing to see our boys go off and get to experience the American Collegiate stage and we can’t wait to see how they get on.”
From everyone at the Soccer Assist Academy, we would like to wish all of our graduates and former students the very best on their next chapters and we look forward to hearing their success stories in the future.
If you would like to follow the same pathway as these students or want more information on the Soccer Assist Academy, fill out an application link via the following link: Soccer Assist Academy: Elite Football Academy Experience or email [email protected]