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Since Jason Griffiths became the first ever PASS4Soccer alumni taken in the Major League Soccer Draft in 2010, there's been a steady flow of “PASS4 in the Pros”. All of the players featured below have graduated from university prior to moving on to their professional careers.

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Macauley King

Position: Defender
Team: Indy Eleven
University: Young Harris College, Georgia

Macauley is a product of former Premier League champions Leicester City and P4S helped him get a scholarship with Young Harris College in 2015.

The defender made 75 appearances for YHC, during his four years there, scored eight goals and notched up 17 assists.

King earned all-region honours in the four-consecutive seasons and, in his Senior year, was also selected for the NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region first team.

Indy Eleven announced, at the start of 2019, that the English full-back had signed with the club ahead of the forthcoming campaign.

King also had previous experience playing over the summer, between university semesters, with USL League Two sides Mississippi Brilla FC, Charlotte Eagles FC and Seattle Sounders U23s.

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Caitlin Hayes

Position: Defender
Team: Lewes FC (Playing for Chattanooga Lady Red Wolves in Summer 2019)
University: Mississippi College

Caitlin began her career with Manchester City, where she was part of the team that won three-straight league championships.

The defender also won two Tesco Cup championships with Manchester United before going on to make her senior debut with Everton.

She then gained a scholarship with Mississippi College, in the United States, in 2013 and spent four years playing out there.

The Warrington-native returned to Europe to play senior football for Barcelona, in the Cypriot First Division.

Caitlin has played in the UEFA Women’s Champions League this season and scored twice in the 6-0 win over Slovenian side Olimpija Ljubljana in Group 2.

The centre-half played in the 2-0 win over Slovan Bratislava, also in Group 2, and started in both of the knockout games against Glasgow City too.

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Johnny Fenwick

Position: Defender
Team: San Antonio FC
University: High Point University, North Carolina

Johnny is one of two P4S clients, who are currently playing for USL Championship side San Antonio FC.

Before making the decision to go to the United States, Fenwick was part of the Newcastle United Academy and also the Sheffield Wednesday Academy. 

The centre-back went to the States and spent four years studying and playing for High Point University Men’s Soccer Team. He also became one of their most decorated players in history after a very successful time there.

Fenwick was named an NCAA All-American after his senior season, where High Point made their first ever appearance in the NCAA tournament.

Along with numerous other awards, the defender was named the 2018 Big South Defender of the Year and also the 2015 Big South Freshman of the Year.

Midway through January 2019, USL Championship side San Antonio revealed the centre-half as their new signing, along with Leeroy Maguraushe.

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Leeroy Maguraushe

Position: Midfielder
Team: San Antonio FC
University: University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Following a hugely successful four-year playing career with the University of North Carolina Greensboro, between 2015 and 2018, Leeroy was signed by San Antonio FC in January 2019.

The midfielder, who was born in Zimbabwe, grew up in England and was part of the Luton Town Academy before P4S helped him gain a scholarship to move to the United States.

During his university playing days, Maguraushe made 75 appearances, making 73 starts, scored 13 goals and created 14 assists for his teammates.

Leeroy made history with UNCG as he was just the second player to ever earn All-Southern Conference honours in every year he was playing with the team.

In his Senior Year, the midfielder was named in the Men’s Scholar All-American Team for Division I. After graduating, he was signed by USL Championship side San Antonio FC ahead of the 2019 season, along with defender Johnny Fenwick.

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Siobhan Wilson

Position: Defender
Team: U.S. Sassuolo Ladies
University: Georgia State University

Siobhan now plays in Spain with Málaga CF Femenino and first came on to the Pass4Soccer Program back in September 2011.

The defender was a league and cup winner with Tottenham Hotspur Ladies before gaining a scholarship with Clayton State University in the States. 

She spent two years studying and playing at Clayton State before moving to Georgia State University, where she spent the final two years of her degree and played in NCAA DI.

The London-native spent an additional year at university due to an injury. In January 2018, the defender signed professionally with Málaga.

Wilson was part of the team that won promotion to the Primera División last season and is now playing in the top-flight in Spain.

Shiv, as she’s known to her teammates and fans in Spain, has played in some big games so far, including going up against Toni Duggan, who is with FC Barcelona.

In January 2019, it was announced that Wilson had completed a move to Italian side U.S. Sassuolo.

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Daniel Bruce

Position: Midfielder
Team: New Mexico United
University: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Daniel signed with USL Championship side New Mexico United before the 2019 season, but first caught the eye of coaches back in 2013.

The midfielder previously played for the English Schools FA National Team and starred in the December 2013 showcase.

He gained a scholarship with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and made 63 appearances, 52 starts, scored 18 goals and created 12 assists during his college playing career.

The playmaker earned Conference USA Player of the Week (twice), Conference USA Regular Season Title, First-Team All-Conference USA, NCCSIA All-State, Third-Team All-Southeast Region and Second-Team All-Conference USA.

Bruce was with UNC Charlotte between 2014 and 2018 and signed his first professional contract with New Mexico in February 2019.


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Andrew Fox

Position: Defender
Team: El Paso Locomotive FC
University: St. Edward’s University, Texas

Andrew is another one of our success stories and his journey to the United States began back in 2010 when he attended one of our Assessment Days in Uxbridge.

After impressing at a showcase event, he had many universities approach him and, in the end, the defender committed to St. Edward’s University of NCAA DII.

Fox went on to become one of the best defenders in DII soccer and, in his Senior year, he was named as an All-American.

The centre-back was signed by Peterborough United, after a successful trial, and was part of the Posh team that faced West Bromwich Albion in the FA Cup Replay in 2016 - scoring a penalty in the shoot-out.

He then went on to have spells with Kidderminster Harriers, Stevenage and then AFC Eskilstuna, who play in the Allsvenskan in Sweden.

Fox was a free agent when he was picked up by Grimsby Town, linking back up with manager Mark Jolley, but departed in January 2019 to go back to the US.

It wasn’t long before Fox was snapped up in the States as the full-back was signed by newly-formed USL Championship side El Paso Locomotive FC.

Fox said: “Pass4Soccer played a crucial role in getting me to where I am in my career now. Had it not been for them, helping me secure a scholarship in the states, I really don’t think that I would have ever played professionally.”

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Will Seymore

Position: Midfielder
Team: Reno 1868 FC
University: Oregon State University

It was clear, from the very beginning, that Will had fantastic potential and he first caught the eye of P4S when he attended an Assessment Day in Swindon in 2010.

The midfielder, who was with Colchester United and Cambridge United Academy as a youngster, was heavily recruited by major US universities and eventually committed to Oregon State.

Seymore went on to have a decorated career, he went on to become the captain and also produced strong performances against Pac-12 rivals, UCLA and Stanford.

Will was identified as one of the top college soccer players of his class and, after attending the 2015 MLS Combine, he was drafted by FC Dallas as the 56th pick of the MLS Super Draft.

He played for Vancouver Whitecaps 2 between 2015 and 2017 before moving to FC Cincinnati, who are one of the most well-supported teams in the States and will play in the MLS for the first time in 2019.

The midfielder played in front of, an average, 21,000 supporters and, after a loan spell at the
end of the 2018 season, he signed permanently with USL Championship side Reno 1868 FC.

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Charlie Dennis

Position: Midfielder
Team: South Georgia Tormenta FC
University: Palm Beach Atlantic University, Florida

Charlie is a product of the Southampton Academy and approached P4S back in 2013, where he went on to appear in showcases before accepting a scholarship with Shorter University in Georgia.

After two successful years with Shorter, it enabled the midfielder to seek a move, facilitated by P4S, to Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida.

Dennis continued to excel and was quickly on the radar of professional teams. In his Senior year, Charlie received numerous awards, which included SSC Player of the Year and he also was a First-Team All-American.

At the start of 2018, the midfielder signed professionally with Nashville Soccer Club, who are getting set to join the MLS in 2020.

Later that year, in October, it was announced by Tormenta FC that the midfielder had signed professionally with the USL Championship side.

Speaking with P4S, Charlie said: When I came to America, I didn’t know what to expect, but I soon started to embrace the culture and work hard towards my goal, which, ultimately, led me to the success that I've always dreamt of.”

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Grace Rapp

Position: Forward
Team: UMF Selfoss (Iceland)
University: University of Miami

Grace currently plays in Iceland for UMF Selfoss and first reached out to Pass4Soccer back in April 2012.

The forward previously played for Yeovil Town Ladies and also internationally for England U19 before securing a scholarship with the University of Miami.

She was a regular starter during her four years in Miami. The striker made 18 appearances, including 17 starts, in her first year.

Rapp went on to make 61 starts for the Hurricanes, 70 appearances in total, and scored seven goals and created eight assists too.

The Somerset-native signed for Selfoss in July 2018 and is currently playing professionally in Iceland.

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Joe Holland

Position: Midfielder
Team: Birmingham Legion FC
University: Hofstra University, New York

Joe is another one of our clients, who would go on to have a stellar university career and then get selected in the MLS Super Draft.

The midfielder joined the P4S network in 2011 and was a stand-out performer, which caught the eye of several US universities – one of which was Hofstra, who he’d go on to commit with.

During his four years with the Pride, he became a major player in college soccer and, in his Junior year, he was named an NCAA DI All-American – also featuring in an ESPN Top 10 play on National TV in the States.

The midfielder went on to attend the 2017 MLS Combine. After impressing there, he was selected in the First Round of that MLS Draft, as the 10th overall pick, by Houston Dynamo.

Holland went on to sign for Pittsburgh Riverhounds, making 14 appearances in 2018, before signing with USL Championship side Birmingham Legion ahead of the 2019 season.

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Jason Griffiths

Position: Midfielder
Former Team: New England Revolution (Retired)
University: University of Kentucky
Current Position: Men’s Soccer Head Coach, Otterbein University, Ohio

Jason is a former Southampton youth player and was recommended to the network in 2005 by a former player, who was successfully placed in the United States.

The midfielder attended the showcase event in Newcastle and after impressing, he was offered a full scholarship with the University of Kentucky.

Griffiths captained the NCAA DI soccer team in three of his four years and after some top performances, including a televised game against SMU, he gained interest from some of the top professional sides in the country.

He became the first player in the company’s history to be selected in the MLS Super Draft as the 48th overall pick in 2010.

Jason made 10 appearances for New England Revolution in Major League Soccer, but a serious injury ended his career prematurely.

However, he went into coaching and, after working his way up, he’s now the head coach of Otterbein University’s Men’s Soccer Team.

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Taylor Morgan

Position: Forward
Former Team: Toronto FC
University: George Mason University, Virginia

Taylor is another player to have been selected in the MLS Draft as he was picked by Toronto FC in the 2013 MLS Supplement Draft.

The forward, who was the 58th overall pick, first caught the attention of P4S in 2007 when appearing in the ESFA National Team trials.

He managed to secure a full scholarship with Central Connecticut University, but moved to George Mason University for the final three years.

Morgan made 50 appearances for George Mason, scoring 23 goals during his time there and this led to him being drafted by Toronto.

Taylor made his MLS debut against Vancouver Whitecaps in Toronto’s season-opener in the 2013 season and since then, he’s gone on to play professionally for Ostersunds FK in Sweden and Falkirk FC and Airdrieonians in Scotland.

The forward made an appearance in the 2015 Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park before returning to play in the States for San Antonio FC.

Following that short spell, he signed for Whitehawk FC in the National League South and made four appearances.

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Jonathan Barden

Position: Midfielder
Team: Sutton United FC
University: James Madison University, Virginia

Jonathan began his career with the Watford Academy before also spending time with the Tottenham Hotspur and Reading Academies.

The midfielder gained a scholarship to play at James Madison University in 2011 and went on to make 66 appearances during his four years there.

He also earned All-Conference and All-State honours during his time with JMU and also had short spells with Ottawa Fury and Portland Phoenix.

Barden signed pro with Icelandic side IBV and in his second season with the team, he reached the Icelandic Cup final, where they lost to Valur.

Jonathan returned to the States in 2017, signing back with Ottawa Fury, and in the December, he joined USL side, Saint Louis.

The midfielder signed for National League side Sutton United in summer 2019, following a successful spell at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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Ben Everson

Position: Forward
Team: Dandenong City FC (Australia)
University: West Texas A&M University

Ben came to P4S in 2007 and secured a scholarship at West Texas A&M, having studied at Middlesbrough College and played local non-league football.

The forward was a stand-out performer for the team, finishing as top-scorer in three of his four seasons with West Texas.

Despite being on the radar of some MLS franchises, he decided to sign his first professional contract in Europe with Icelandic Premier League side, Tindastoll.

Ben went on to join then-League Two side York City and became the first P4S client to appear in the English Football League.

Since then, he has went on to play in Asia and is now playing for NPL Victoria side Dandenong City in Australia.

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Biko Brennan

Position: Defender
Former Team: San Antonio FC
University: University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Biko started with Fulham's Academy before going on to captain the Blackpool Academy and was spotted by P4S coaches following his release from the Tangerines.

After appearing in a showcase, the defender committed to UNC Charlotte and went to the States to study in August 2012.

Brennan, who went on to make 61 appearances during his four years in Charlotte, led his team to four-consecutive NCAA DI National Tournament appearances and was awarded several honours.

These included First-Team All-Conference USA, NCCSIA First-Team All-State and Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.

The midfielder went undrafted in the 2016 MLS Super Draft, but later signed with USL side San Antonio FC.

He had a brief spell in Norway with Os TF before signing for National League South side Whitehawk.

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Lewis Hilton

Position: Midfielder
Team: Saint Louis FC
University: Young Harris College, Georgia

Lewis impressed at an Assessment Day and joined P4S in 2011 and, after starring in the December showcase, he attracted interest from coaches from all over the USA.

The midfielder went to Young Harris College, where he had a very successful four years with the Men’s Soccer Team.

He appeared in all 80 games, starting in 79 of them, between 2012 and 2015 and scored 25 goals and had 30 assists from midfield.

In his Junior and Senior years and he was named in the NSCAA NCAA DII All-American Team and was a four-time All-PBC performer.

Hilton signed pro with USL side Charlotte Independence in 2016 and joined USL Championship outfit Saint Louis in 2018.

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Josh Taylor

Position: Forward
Team: Maidstone United (On Loan)
University: St. Edward’s University, Texas

Josh was with the Crystal Palace Academy and gained a scholarship with St. Edwards University in Texas in 2013.

The forward was with P4S from early 2012 and went on to have a successful four years with SEU.

Taylor came back to England in 2015 and signed with Halifax Town, where he spent two years before signing with Sutton United.

The SEU graduate, who had a loan spell with Hampton & Richmond Borough in early 2018, has since made 67 appearances for Sutton and also won his first England ‘C’ Cap in October 2018 when they faced Estonia. He is currently on loan with Maidstone United.

  

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