Santa Clara Sporting & Elite Scouting Network Partner to Provide College Recruiting Tools


October 18, 2013

We are very excited to announce a new partnership between the Santa Clara Sporting Soccer Club and Elite Scouting Network to provide U14-U18 Santa Clara Sporting players with special access to ESN’s innovative online student athlete recruiting website.

Over 100 student athletes from Sporting have been recruited to play college soccer during the past 4-5 years, and the club wants to increase the success by providing this recruiting tool to Sporting student athletes.

"We are dedicated to helping Santa Clara Sporting players pursue their dream to play collegiate soccer, or play in the professional ranks," said Sebastian Goncalves, Santa Clara Sporting President. "Sporting is just as successful or more successful then some Academy programs when it comes to developing top-quality soccer players and helping those players get recruited to college. This partnership with Elite Scouting Networks is an example of our commitment to our players and families."

Greg Allen, CEO at Elite Scouting Networks was just as excited to create the partnership with Santa Clara Sporting, "Sporting is a well recognized club across the United States, and having them join the ESN Family is another big milestone for our company. We look forward to helping their players pursue their collegiate aspirations."

CollegeFitFinder is a powerful recruiting tool that helps players search and find the right academic and soccer fit for each student athlete. Every university and college across the US that offers a (D1, D2, D3 & NIAA) soccer program is loaded into the website, and players can search for schools by location, majors offered, soccer program, financial cost, etc. to find the right academic/soccer fit. College coach contacts are also loaded into the system to make it easy for players to contact coaches.

Roll-out to Santa Clara Sporting families will start next week.