We are excited to announce that former Student-Athlete and Morecambe F.C. Youth Team Player Ellis Roberts, will be joining SRUSA as a scout for the United Kingdom.
Roberts, joins SRUSA after a successful 5 period in the US where he represented the men's soccer program’s at Dalton State, Alderson Broaddus and the University of Mobile in a highly decorated collegiate career. Ellis was named as 1st Team All-Conference and Region selection, as well as being named the SSAC Defender of the Year in his final college season, finishing up his time in the US with a degree in Business Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.
On his return home, Ellis continues his playing career at a high standard currently applying his trade at Southport F.C. whilst also joining SRUSA as a scout for the UK. His first-hand experience competing at the top collegiate and semi-professional level in the US, will help provide future student-athletes at SRUSA with the knowledge and guidance they need to become successful in the US.
Here's what Ellis had to say about his new role at SRUSA;
What excites you about Joining the SRUSA team?
I am excited to join the SRUSA family because of their professionalism and determination to help players exceed both in academics and sports. I am looking forward to connecting with future players and helping them achieve their dreams of becoming student-athletes in the United States.
How was your experience in the US, and what advice would you give to others thinking of going down the College Soccer route?
If I was to describe my U.S. experience in one word, it would be unforgettable. My experience as an ex-college soccer athlete has provided me with some of the greatest moments in my life and has created numerous amounts of opportunities to be successful. My advice to future athletes going into college soccer would be to study the game and focus on your academics at the same time. If you are capable of showing determination and desire both in soccer and academics then you are already exceeding the expectations of becoming a top-level college athlete.
How do you think your experience as a College Soccer Athlete will help you in your new role as a SRUSA Scout?
Being an ex-college soccer athlete, I already know what it takes to compete at a top-level college soccer program. There is nothing better than first-hand experience and I plan on utilizing my knowledge of the US College System in my role at SRUSA to help talented future student-athletes understand what it takes to be successful at the college soccer level.
What are your expectations upon joining the SRUSA team?
My expectations for starting my new scouting role are to help as many future student-athletes as possible whilst also challenging myself to make more connections and exceed the companies expectations. With SRUSA I hope to discover young, talented players who have what it takes to follow the college soccer route and help players exceed their potential also. Along with the placement of high-quality players, I hope to help continue to grow the reputation of the company and help secure our place as the Number #1 College Recruitment experts.
Welcome to the #SRUSAFamily Ellis.