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Melissa Bannerman - Field Hockey

Melissa Bannerman – Committed to Hendrix College

Congratulations to Melissa Bannerman who has recently committed to a field hockey scholarship at Hendrix College, Arkansas. The former Lomond School pupil recently caught up with us to explain why she chose to attend university in the US, how she found the process of obtaining her scholarship, and what she is looking forward to most […]

England Lacrosse

Women’s Lacrosse World Cup 2017

Today, July 12th, the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup 2017 begins in Surrey Sport Park, England. 25 nations will descend upon Surrey for the 10th Women’s World Cup where England, who are currently ranked fourth in the world, will begin their campaign. The England team have made it through to the Women’s World Cup final twice […]

NCAA Proposals - Transfers

NCAA Proposals Would Ease Path for Transfers

Currently, NCAA rules allow for coaches and administrators to freely leave one school for another, but student athletes face restrictions in doing the same thing. However, current proposals suggest that the rules for transfers may soon move away from schools, and towards college athletes – a move that could be viewed as long overdue. The Division […]

Applying for Student Visa

Tips for Applying for a Student Visa

Before you can apply for your student visa, you must first apply and be accepted by a U.S. institution of higher education. Once accepted from your college, you will receive your I-20 form, and it is from then that you can apply for your student visa. To make the process a little less daunting, we […]

Staff Interview – Callum Macaulay

Callum Macaulay hails from Kincardine, Scotland and is one of our sports consultants here at FirstPoint USA. Callum is also a former FirstPoint USA client and and Hall of Fame athlete; he attended the University of Mississippi with a golf scholarship. Here the Scottish golfer tells us a bit more about himself and shares his […]

Plane - Heading for College

What to Pack for College

Going to College, especially in another country is a time for new beginnings – and a chance for you to reinvent yourself…so why pack up all your old life and take it with you? Many freshmen make the mistake of over-packing when they first travel to their new college.  It can be a frightening and […]

US College Soccer

The History of Soccer in US College Sport

Soccer, a UK import to the USA, first began to be played on a collegiate level in the 1960s, with the smaller universities of St Louis and West Chester emerging as the first teams victorious in the sport. The St Louis Billikens first gained Harry Keough as their coach in ’67, almost two decades after […]

Welcome to FirstPoint USA – Cameron Taylor

Cameron Taylor is the most recent rugby player to join the ranks here at FirstPoint USA. Cameron hails from Old Coulsdon, South London and previously attended Oasis Academy, Coulsdon. It was here that Cameron cemented his love for the sport. Since the age of four, Cameron has been playing at Old Caterhamians Rugby Club, Caterham. […]

Rugby Considered One of the Fastest Growing Sports in the USA

N.C.A.A. Rugby is considered one of the fastest growing sports in the US. It is a prime example of the proliferation of club sports at many universities that otherwise fail to compete on the increasingly tilted playing fields of college athletics. In 2015, all but 24 Division I athletic departments broke even or lost money, […]

Joe is looking forward to the USA

Welcome to FirstPoint USA – Joe Callery

New to the ranks at FirstPoint USA is rugby player, Joe Callery. Joe is looking to head out to the USA on a rugby scholarship; here he tells us some more about himself, why he is keen to study in the states, and what he is most looking forward to out there. Joe hails from […]