Sporting CT

College Pathway Program

As part of the commitment we make to our members, and in an effort to fulfill our mission statement of producing players that go on to play at the highest level of soccer possible, we at Sporting CT are delighted to offer our players and their families the chance to be part of the club's College Pathway Program. Check out the College Commitments page for the latest recruits from our club.

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This program is designed to both educate people in the process of College applications alongside providing them with exposure to coaches who work within this environment.

Upon reintegration to the Sporting CT program when respective High School seasons are completed, the club hosts an annual College Recruiting Workshop for our high school members. We provide insight into the intricacies of this lengthy process and we also invite college coaches from across each of the NCAA Divisions.

Players will be informed on how to be: narrowing down their school choices, designing their cover letters to coaches, designing their playing resumes & choosing which College ID camps to attend alongside being made aware of the plethora of online tools, resources and regulations that accompany this process.

We teach players in the U15-18 age to promote themselves effectively before attending College Showcase Events arranged by the club each year.  As a club we provide them with the opportunity to play in front of the 100s of Collegiate Coaches that hopefully are getting closer in identifying the best academic, athletic and social college fit.

These events take place throughout Region 1 (Mid Atlantic and New England) and see our teams take on a host of other top clubs from different states and include trips to check out Colleges, undertake campus tours and watch top level Collegiate programs train/play.

College Pathway program Director

Andrei Popescu is the Director of Boys and College Pathway Program as of June, 2016. Andrei Popescu is a former IMG Academies alumni and former NCAA D1 full-scholarship student-athlete at Quinnipiac University. While at Sporting and through his sports agency,, Andrei has helped hundreds of players and families navigate through the college recruiting process.

He has experienced first-hand the complex college recruiting process himself. Andrei's knowledge, skills and sports expertise make him a valuable contributor in helping guide players and parents to find the right school fit. He is passionate about coaching, mentoring and positively influencing players to succeed in their sports journey and life through the power of education and technology.

Andrei mentors and presents College Recruiting Workshops at different clubs through New England regularly where he shares valuable advice and tips that can help student-athletes get ahead of the game.

So far we have helped over 100+ players to play soccer at the college level. Feel free to check out "The Ultimate College Recruiting Planner" on Amazon to help you stay focused and organized in identifying the best college fit for you.

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Coach Andrei

"I am looking forward to help our high school student-athletes navigate through the college recruiting process and identify the best school fit based on their academic and athletic abilities."


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College Commitments

Joseph Rigano

Long Island University- '21

Kris Bocchio

Albertus Magnus - '23

Morgan Stone

Albertus Magnus- '23

Angelo Santostefano

Curry College- '23

Dario Rigano

University of New Haven- '23

Muluken Marchand

Roger Williams University- '23

Charlotte Dunleavy

St. Joseph University - '23

Katie Farr

Stonehill College- '23

Stella Liebler

Fitchburg State University- '23

Jack Polke

Bryant University- '22

John Milardo

Nichols College- '22

Alex Foligno

University of Hartford- '22

Joao Oliveira

Albertus Magnus- '22

Connor Swanson

Western New England University- '22

Paul Pignatella

Western Connecticut State University- '22

Ryan Gerry

Endicott College- '22

Gianna Christiana

Johnson & Whales University - '22

Tyler Stocking

Albertus Magnus- '22

Anneta Delprado

Anna Maria College- '22

Jada Starks

Post University - '22

Sage Carmody

Curry College- '23

Congratulations to the players listed above and below who will all be moving on to play collegiate soccer. We are tremendously proud of you and your hard work!

Joseph RiganoLong Island University2021
RJ Darrell Emmanuel College2021
Michael IndomenicoCentral Connecticut State University2021
Devin JuanSouthern Connecticut State University2021
Noah Lopez Southern Connecticut State University2021
Jason SallyRoger William University2021
Lexi CarimWorchester Polytechnic Institute2021
Keara Conroy Western New England University2021
Annetta DelpradoAnna Maria College2021
Mia Hwang Eastern Connecticut State University2021
Kyla NortonWestern New England University2021
Jack Polke Bryant University2022
Brady Stevenson Nichols College2022
John Milardo Nichols College2022
Alex Foligno University of Hartford2022
Joao OliveiraAlbertus Magnus2022
Connor Swanson Western New England University2022
Paul Pignatella Western Connecticut State University2022
Ryan Gerry Endicott College2022
Gianna Christiana Johnson & Whales University2022
Tyler StockingAlbertus Magnus2022
Anneta Delprado Anna Maria College2022
Jada Starks Post University2022
Kris Bocchio Albertus Magnus2023
Morgan StoneAlbertus Magnus2023
Angelo SantostefanoCurry College2023
Dario RiganoUniversity of New Haven2023
Muluken MarchandRoger Williams University2023
Charlotte DunleavySt. Joseph University2023
Katie Farr Stony Hill College2023
Delisianna NaccaratoMount St Mary College2023
Stella LieblerFitchburg State University2023