Women’s soccer team memebers Kala Faulkner and Sophie Simantel give us a tour of the Women’s soccer facility at Auburn University. The complex was constructed in 1994 with an original capacity of 600 and extended to 1,500 in 1995. Floudlights were added to the the pitch in 2001 and a new drainage system in 2002.
The faciity is one of the college soccer top venues in the America and is regualry used for regional fixtures in the NCAA national tournament. college soccer. Located across the street from the Auburn Athletic Complex, the soccer stadium’s natural turf playing surface is 120 yards long, by 78- yards wide.
The facility includes impressive locker rooms, the soccer teams own physio room, ice baths, hangout room with ping-pong and TV area, and kit room. The team is sponsored by Under Armour and all girls on soccer scholarship are provided with top of the rang football boots and running shoes, along with a multitude of training kit. Check out the video here:
A phenomenal weeks golf saw two of United Sports clients battle it out for one of the most prestigious titles in woman’s golf. Ashburnham Golf Club played host to one of the strongest fields of the year and 5 of United Sports very own were there trying to get their hands on the trophy.
United Sports client and Tulane University team member Olivia Winning got off to a flying start by shooting an incredible 7 under par round of 67 to lead the field by 4 shots. Eloise Healey also got off to a solid start finishing on +1 to leave her tied 13th. Florida International team member Meghan MacLaren was in the hunt with a round of +4 to sit on Tied 25th. Remaining clients Jemima Gregson and Hollie Vizard sat further back at tied 56th and tied 62nd respectively.
At the end of round two the field had became much tighter. Olivia Winning was still leading the way on -6 but Eloise and Meghan had made ground now sitting at tied 5th and tied 16th respectively. Unfortunately Jemima and Hollie failed to make the cut.
Meghan turned it on in round 3 with a score of -4 to climb to 6th place. Olivia dropped two shots to sit on -4 but still led the way. Eloise fell down the leader board now sitting at +8.
The final days play was set up for an exciting finish and it certainly did not disappoint. Olivia couldn’t manage to hold on to her lead any longer and finished with a round of +4 to end the tournament on level par. This opened the door for Meghan and she took the opportunity with both hands by following up her 3rd round of -4 with a final round of -5 to take the title. Eloise finished the tournament at a respectful 23rd out of 100.
Both Olivia and Meghan have been out in the U.S for a year now playing at NCAA D1 universities. It is certainly no coincidence that they both played so well, as they will be experiencing the highest level of golf development programs in America. Playing week in week out with the best players in the world at university tournaments on the best courses has accelerated their growth as players. The biggest names in golf in the last decade have chosen to take the path of American golf scholarships and it has to be seen as the best way to develop as a player and a person.
If any young male or female golfer would like to find out how to follow in Meghan and Olivia’s footsteps then contact head golf consultant Jamie Alexander at email@example.com. You can also see where other top golfers have been placed through Unitedsportsusa.
This week Massereene Golf Club in Northern Ireland hosted one of the biggest events on the European girl’s golf calendar, The British Girl’s Open Amateur Championship. The event attracts the best young female amateur golfers from across Europe and United Sports USA had 7 clients amongst the field with many more unable to make it due to being out in the US preparing for the start of the fall season 2014.
As well as supporting current clients we were also in search for new potential candidates to gain a high level of scholarship funding at top NCAA division one golf programs. We were certainly not short of choice. The standard of play was tremendous. The weather was not in the players favor but the majority found a way to get it round the course and make the top 64 cut before moving on to the match play stages. Three of our 7 players made it to the match play stages. They were Emma Allen, Clara Young and Emily Coleman. Well done to all three girls for fighting hard in the unforgiving conditions to get so far. Clara and Emma were being followed by both woman’s coaches from the University of Missouri. I am sure they will be delighted that both girls will be joining the team in 2014 and 2015 respectively.
Many of the top Universities had their head coaches at the event assessing the field. This allowed us to promote current clients and build more bridges with the other universities. Many coaches value our input and opinion because of the past success of our clients and new coaches were eager to introduce themselves and create working relationships.
We are on course to continue success from previous years as we have a very strong client base with many top NCAA division one coaches expressing their interest. We are also pushing to keep growing our pool of clients throughout the year so if any young male of female golfer feel they have what it takes to become a successful student athlete on a golf scholarship in the USA then contact Head golf consultant Jamie Alexander.
Friday 1st August United Sports USA held their assessment match at Harlow Town FC against Northwest London FC. The game finished with the comfortable victory for United Sports USA clients and applicants. This goes to show the hight standard held by United Sports USA and the difficulty of being accepted on to United Sports USA football scholarship programme.
One of the 2014 leavers George Rose came to play in the match to gain more fitness prior to heading out to begin his soccer scholarship at NCAA Division II Lander University in Georgia. George looked sharp and kept the opposition with only two goals. We are looking forward to keep with his progress in the coming season.
We would also like to wish good luck to Jamie Lunn (Scotland) and Jordan Lewis (Manchester) who will also be heading to Lander University this month. Lander Bearcats will be looking to improve on their second place finish in the Peachbelt conference this season. Last year they finished behind Young Harris Mountain Lions where United Sports USA currently has 4 clients on football scholarships.
United Sports USA vs Northwest London FC
This week I am in attendance at the English Girls Open Championship at The Warwickshire Club. This event is full of the best girls in the country aged between 16 and 18. The standard of golf so far has been terrific and some of the shots I have seen have been top class.
We have 9 clients playing in this event which is fantastic to see. Two players coming into this on form are Eloise Healey and Emma Allen. Last week both girls had great finishes. Eloise finished 7th at the Scottish under 21′s and Emma came second in the South West Ladies.Emma is set to go to University of Missouri on a full scholarship. Both girls joined up to play their practice round here yesterday.
I also got the chance to catch up with client Kirsty Beckwith to complete her swing footage for coaches to see and what better place to have it done than here with some stunning views and holes.
With the first round under way the scores are starting to come in and by the looks of it the scoring is proving to be difficult with the greens getting firmer by the hour in the warm dry weather and an opposite wind from the previous two practice rounds seems to be catching a lot of the players out.
I would like to wish all of our clients and the rest of the competitors the best of luck for the remainder of the tournament.
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On Saturday United Sports USA staff came back to the Excelsior Stadium to hold the summer match for clients and new applicants who are looking to leave to United States in 2015 or 2016. The guest team Hamilton Academical Inverclyde FC was a challenging opposition that have not given a moment to relax and won the match 2-1.
United Sports USA vs Hamilton Academical Inverclyde FC
We were glad to see our clients Scott Robson, Alex White and Jamie Lunn who are leaving within the next month to continue their football career at Bryant & Stratton College, Carson-Newman and Lander University respectively. All three players were in a good shape and ready to play the collegiate football. Alex White will be playing for Carson-Newman. The university’s soccer team were runners up in NCAA Division II National Championship. Scott Robson was awarded the scholarship at Bryant & Stratton College that is one of the biggest junior colleges in USA based in New York. Jamie Lunn is ex-Falkirk Youth player will be playing for Lander University in Georgia.
USU team also benefited from clients Nick Fox, Matt Jonsen and Josh Chapman who made their way to Airdrie from Midlands. Nick Fox scored the only USU goal in the mach.
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Andrew Forrest Ex Motherwell U19 Youth Team Player
Ex Lanark Grammar pupil and Motherwell U19 Captain sets sail for America
Former Lanark Grammar School pupil and Ex Motherwell U19 captain Andrew Forrest has left the club by mutual consent and signed a coveted soccer scholarship with NCAA D2 Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.
19 year old Andrew leaves for America in July for warm weather training in Florida before travelling to Memphis to meet up with his new team mates for pre-season training.
Andrew spent 9 years at Motherwell and leaves with a heavy heart but is now focused on this new adventure. He will spend his next 4 years combining a business degree while representing the university soccer team in a full time capacity.
Clint Browne Head Men’s Soccer coach at CBU worked with United Sports USA’s Andy Newman himself an Ex Scottish schoolboy internationalist and professional with Hibernian FC to persuade the centre back that CBU would provide the correct environment to continue his soccer career while also focusing on his studies.
Clint went on to say ‘’ I have worked with the staff United Sports USA for over 10 years now and have struck up a trusting relationship with them, they are basically my eyes and ears for players in the UK, when Andrew was recommended we had to move fast to secure his signature due to the amount of interest he had from other colleges/universities so we are delighted to have captured his signature’’
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The latest golfer to begin her journey on becoming a student athlete in the united states was young Chloe Thackery from Essex,England. Chloe accompanied by her Mum Joanne flew in from London to Glasgow yesterday to meet the staff at Unitedsportsusa. Following the initial conversation it was clear to see that Chloe was not only serious about being an athlete but also about being a successful student. Chloe has the intentions of studying psychology when she gets to university.
Chloe and myself went on the course for 9 holes. This helped me evaluate if Chloe was at the right level to pursue a golf scholarship in America. I was very impressed with Chloe’s performance. She proved that she has what it takes to continue to improve and grow as a player. What made it even more impressive was that Chloe has only been playing for 3 years and in that time has won her club championship twice.
At Unitedsportsusa we are delighted that Chloe has decided to come on board. We believe that through continued hard work and the great support she has from her parents,Chloe will have many options provided to her by the coaches in the US.
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