Monthly Archives: July 2017

Soccer Player - Marcus Illingworth

Marcus Illingworth – Committed to the University of Rio Grande

We recently caught up with FirstPoint USA client, Marcus Illingworth, who has committed to a soccer scholarship at the University of Rio Grande. Marcus hails from Uckfield, East Sussex and is a former pupil of Cumnor House prep school and Charterhouse School in Godalming. Here, we caught up with Marcus to find out some more […]

Tennis Court

The History of Tennis in College Sport

One of the longest played collegiate sports, tennis has been played in US universities since 1883, twenty-three years before the NCAA itself was founded. At first, it was seen almost exclusively among the elite and upper classes, with colleges such as Harvard presenting the first ever champions of the sport. It wouldn’t be until the […]

Speaking to a coach

Questions You Should Be Asking a Coach on the Phone

Things to keep in mind when you’re talking to a coach. Prepare! While you might not know the exact time a coach will call, every recruit should recognise that phone conversations will be a significant portion of a recruiting relationship. Write down a list of 15 questions you want to ask a coach, and keep […]

Soccer Player - Marlon Opigo

Marlon Opigo – Committed to Spring Hill College

Congratulations to FirstPoint USA client, Marlon Opigo, who has recently committed to a soccer scholarship at Spring Hill College. Marlon has previously attended an undergraduate degree in Finance and Economics at the University of Hertfordshire and is looking forward to completing his masters in Liberal Arts. We recently caught up with Marlon to find out […]

Soccer Player - Kyle McLeod

Kyle McLeod – Committed to UWA

Congratulations to FirstPoint USA client, Kyle McLeod, who has committed to a soccer scholarship at the University of West Alabama. We recently caught up with Kyle to hear how he found the scholarship process, and what he is looking forward to upon heading out to the states. Kyle states that the reason he chose to […]

Soccer Player - Cameron Saul

Former Client – Cameron Saul

We recently caught up with Former FirstPoint USA client, Cameron Saul. In 2015, Cameron headed out to the US after having committed to a soccer scholarship at Young Harris College. After his freshman year, Cameron transferred to Waldorf University to continue his studies and soccer career. Here, Cameron tells us about his experiences regarding the […]

Soccer Player - Brandon McCann

Brandon McCann – Committed to Bethany College

Congratulations to FirstPoint USA client, Brandon McCann, who has committed to a soccer scholarship at Bethany College. Brandon hails from Finglas and currently lives in Ashbourne, Ireland. Throughout his soccer career so far he has played for Ashbourne United, Home Farm FC, and Shelbourne United FC U17’s and U19’s. Brandon has an impressive list of […]

Soccer Player - Chris Gribben

Chris Gribben – Committed to The University of Charleston

Congratulations to FirstPoint USA client, Chris Gribben, who has committed to a soccer scholarship at the University of Charleston, West Virginia. We recently caught up with Chris to hear how he found the process of obtaining his scholarship, and what he is most looking forward to upon arriving in the US. Chris states that he […]

Rugby Player - Tom Williams

Tom Williams – Committed to UMW

FirstPoint USA client, Tom Williams, has committed to a rugby scholarship at the University of Mary Washington. Tom has had a very successful rugby career so far, playing national level rugby in England, and top level university rugby with Northumbria. Here, Tom tells us why he chose to pursue a sports scholarship in the US, […]

Soccer player - Jack Woods

Jack Woods – Committed to NIACC

Congratulations to FirstPoint USA client, Jack Woods, who has recently committed to a soccer scholarship at North Iowa Area Community College. We caught up with Jack to hear how he found the process of securing his scholarship, and what he is looking forward to most upon arriving in the states. Jack tells us that studying […]