This Sunday’s Super Bowl XLIX between New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will be played at the University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix Stadium is a state-of-the-art facility in Glendale, Arizona. It is the home of the Arizona Cardinals and was the first stadium in North America to feature a retractable roof and a roll-out grass field. The 63,400-seat stadium opened on August 1, 2006 after three years of construction. The stadium is considered an architectural icon for the region and was named by Business Week as one of the 10 “most impressive” sports facilities on the globe due to the combination of its retractable roof. On September 26, 2006 the University of Phoenix acquired the naming rights to … Continued
Story from South London press Decorated former Alleyn’s School hockey star Dulcie Davies is making a name for herself more than 5,000 miles from home. The goalkeeper moved to California on a hockey scholarship with Stanford in 2010 and hasn’t looked back. The former England U16, U18 and U21 international was recently named defensive player of the year in the NorPac conference. “I wanted to come to the US to play at the highest level possible at the intensity that the US college system brings” Davies said. “I also wanted to receive the highest regarded education that i could, and with FPUSA’s scholarship i managed to find that at Stanford” Davies, from East Dulwich is in her third … Continued
Story from Greenock Telegraph – Former Morton FC and FirstPointUSA striker Lewis Hawke is living the American dream after finishing top goalscorer and lifting silverware with the same college team where ex-Fulham star Clint Dempsey started his career. Hawke left Cappielow in February last year to join Annan Athletic for a short spell before embarking on a US soccer scholarship at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina. And the 21-year-old, son of former Ton favourite Warren, ended the season as Furman’s top scorer with nine goals, including a diving header in a 1-0 win over Mercer to seal their first Southern Conference Championship title since 2007. The goal also earned his side qualification for the season-ending national NCAA Tournament for … Continued
FPUSA soccer client Brooklyn Kerlin took some time out of her busy schedule to answer a few questions for us. You may remember Brooklyn from a previous interview, when she carried the Olympic flag at the London Olympics (see here) Brooklyn is enjoying life as a student athlete at Robert Morris University in Chicago, Illinois. How did you find out about FirstPoint and what made you apply? I always wanted to get a scholarship in America. Playing at a high level my whole life kept me motivated to do just this. Growing up I was able to see many girls get a scholarships to play overseas. I knew a few girls that had had good … Continued
The dates and venues for the 2014 FirstPointUSA soccer showcase have been announced and invites have been sent out. Places are limited and on a ‘first come first served’ basis so please get your consent forms back to us asap. This year we will have our showcase events in both London and Glasgow! London QPR Training Ground Harlington Men Soccer 15th & 16th of December – 8.30am registration. Women Soccer 17th of December – 10.30am registration. Queens Park Rangers FC Training Ground Imperial College Sports Ground Sipson Lane Harlington Middlesex UB3 5AQ For directions read more at http://www.qpr.co.uk/club/loftusrd/harlington/ Glasgow Broadwood Stadium, Clyde FC, Cumbernauld Men Soccer 18th … Continued
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The initial couple of months in America are always a challenging time for our athletes as they settle into the sporting and academic demands of US college life. It has been great to see several FirstPoint student-athletes making an immediate impact with their respective college sides and we look forward to hearing of more success stories in the weeks and months ahead: · Karin Muya, Women’s Soccer – University of Notre Dame The England U19 international made a huge impact in her first game for top-ranked Notre Dame by scoring in a 2-0 against 16th ranked Santa Clara Link: http://www.und.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/090614aab.html · Lewis Hawke, Men’s Soccer – Furman University Former Morton FC Academy player, … Continued