Tag Archives: Football scholarships


David Weir – University of Evansville

As a Rangers legend, and their current assistant manager, Davie Weir is well accustomed to Scottish football. It is surprising, therefore, that his career started 3,000 miles from Glasgow, in Indiana, where he attended the University of Evansville on a football scholarship. During his time at Evansville, Weir proved himself as an excellent athlete – […]


Welcome to FirstPointUSA – Emily Anderson

We’d like to welcome Emily Anderson to FirstPointUSA. Emily had this to say… “I’m from Ellon in Aberdeenshire and Ive been playing football since I was 7. I started playing in a boys football team and only moved into a girls football team about 3/4 years ago. I currently play for Granite City Ladies FC […]


Interview With The University Of West Alabama’s, Kirsten Reilly!

Kirsten Reilly has made a huge impact on the pitch for the University of West Alabama. Last year she was awarded the prestigious “University Female Athlete On The Year”. She took time out of her very busy schedule to answer a few questions on life as a student athlete and what it takes to be […]


FirstPointUSA Client Round Up!

It’s been a great weekend for our clients in their various teams across America. He’s a round-up of how some of our players got on. Tom Sibbald – University of Midland Congratulations to Tom and his teammates for their 4-3 win over scored the winner for the University of Midland over Friends University. Tom scored […]


Welcome To FirstPointUSA Cameron Smith!

We’d like to welcome Cameron Smith to the FirstPointUSA family. We caught up with Cameron to discuss his back ground and his thoughts on becoming a student athlete in the USA. I am from a small village just north of Glasgow called Strathblane where i attended Balfron High School. I have played sports such as […]


How Coaches Evaluate Character in the Recruiting Process

College coaches are no longer only evaluating an athlete on their athletic and academic abilities, they are also looking to see what kind of a person you are. Coaches need to be sure an athlete will handle the transition to college well and having a high character recruit improves the likelihood of a recruit adjusting well. In […]

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Earning after your graduation – best degree to study.

When choosing a school as a student athlete, its also important to view it from an academic sense, taking time to consider which subject you would like to major in. While in your current state of mind, your major may play second fiddle to your blossoming collegiate career, its always better to graduate armed with […]


Mia Hamm

Mia Hamm, possibly the US’s best female soccer player ever, maintains that she owes all her success to the scholarship she received as a teenager. Mia attended the University of North Carolina, where she was a major player in the Tar Heels women’s soccer team. She states that her success at North Carolina was the […]

Joseph Tobin Welcome to FPUSA

Welcome To FirstPointUSA – Joseph Tobin!

  Where are you from? Ros Muc, Co. Galway, Ireland   Your sporting background?  Currently two years with Salthill Devon Soccer Club, Drum, Galway. Ireland Previous three years with local Naomh Briocán Soccer Club, Ros Muc, Co. Galway. Ireland.   Your previous education? Received my Junior Certificate in 2013 and my Leaving Certificate in 2015.   […]


Adam Wilson – From Rangers FC to Cincinnati

In August 2015, Adam Wilson swapped a career at Glasgow Rangers for a soccer scholarship in Cincinnati.  Adam has taken some time out of his busy schedule to answer some questions on why he made the move and what life was like during his first year as a student athlete.   Can you tell us […]