Choosing a college or university to attend is a major life decision, but it is not one that you have to make alone. CollegeSoccer.US can take much of the stress out of the school research and selection process and help students find a college that is a good fit.
The 'personalized ranking' CollegeSoccer.US provides each prospective student-athletes is a good starting point to compare schools. The rankings (national universities, liberal arts colleges, regional universities and regional colleges) are based on factors that indicate academic and athletic fit, financial aid needs, demographic desire and social match.
The best school for each prospective student-athlete is one that will most completely meet his or her needs, which go beyond athletics. This is why CollegeSoccer.US offers dozens of more-focused rankings, lists and reaches out to college coaches consistently.
Affordibility is another key consideration for prospective student-athletes and their families, so CollegeSoccer.US created lists of 'best value schools' and schools that award merit aid to the most students. CollegeSoccer.US also offers additional insights and tips about different types of education aid, including grants, loans and scholarships.
About the Founder
Richard Möller moved from Germany to the U.S.A. in 1995 to attend Towson University on a full athletic soccer scholarship. Richard was the first in the program to earn NSCAA Division I All-American honors as well as the first and only to earn the NSCAA Scholar All-American honors. Richard was also the first in the program to earn the America East Conference Player of the Year award (holding the single-season scoring record to date), the first and only to win the America East Scholar-Athlete of the Year award back to back and the first DI student-athlete in the state of Maryland to win the prestigious ECAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award (just to name a few honors).
Before making a decision to attend Towson University Richard was heavily recruited across the nation, coming from one of the best youth clubs in Germany, 1.F.C. Kaiserslautern, captain of the state & ‘regional’ team (‘Südwestauswahl’) and member of the German Youth National Team for four years. He also received his ‘Abitur’ from Albert-Einstein Gymnasium in Germany.
“To this day I remember my conversations with college coaches. Every single coach had an unrepeated style to convince me to attend their university and soccer program. It was indeed flattering but making my decision tricky at the same time, especially coming from a different country. In all honesty, I would have loved to have somebody with a distinct athletic and academic background, former collegiate soccer player and/or coach to guide me through this all-important life-altering decision with no personal agenda."