Throughout my time playing on youth club and provincial teams in New Brunswick, Canada, I really wanted to experience what it was like to play college soccer in the U.S. I was able to make some great connections through my coaches in NB and figure out the steps I needed to take care of in order to be seen by U.S. coaches. As an international, there was a strong emphasis on having good academics while also being able to compete at the next level. During my college career, I met many great people both academically and athletically that I was able to move onto complete my Masters and start coaching as a graduate assistant. I was then able to move on and earn a position working with a Division 1 soccer program doing operations. My pathway to college soccer in the U.S. has been amazing and I'm glad I took the right steps to pursue great opportunities here.
Mark Elton was a coach for our Fundy Soccer Club in New Brunswick, Canada for many years. His commitment to providing the best to his players was obvious and constant. They could rely on him to be searching for the best ways to educate and engage teams. Never afraid to try new ideas we always appreciated Mark’s commitment to our players and ensuring they had the best possible experience. A coach who is committed to excellence in every facet of an athlete’s experience.