The first instalment of our new regular blog feature see’s us take a look at Virginia Tech.
Earlier this month newly formed Austin FC had first pick in the MLS SuperDraft. They selected midfielder Daniel Pereira from Virginia Tech. Daniel played two seasons of college soccer there before entering the SuperDraft as a Generation adidas player.
Based in a town called Blacksburg in Virginia, the College also boasts a number of campuses across the state as well as an international campus in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland.
The University offers hundreds of programs for every level. Some of their top ranked courses include; Sciences, Natural Resources and Environment, Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, Engineering, Hospitality Leisure Management, Architecture and Life sciences.
One of the biggest differences between college in America and the UK is that the learning environment involves more than just mastering a single discipline or major. Virginia Tech helps students gain knowledge in at least one discipline whilst also creating opportunities to build skills in communications, critical thinking, design thinking, teamwork, and analysis.
photo credit: Ivan Morozov – Virginia Tech Facebook page
To find out more about the college campuses and classes, visit their official website www.vt.edu
Virginia Tech has a renowned athletic programme, with up to 18 different sports teams competing in competitive leagues. More specifically, their Soccer team known as the Hokies compete in the NCAA Division 1.
Image courtesy of Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer Twitter
Led by head coach Mike Brizendine, the Hokies play their home games at Thompson Field which holds more than 2,000 seats as well as an open area for more than 1,000 spectators. They allow for the broadcasting of games and recently enhanced their lighting and audio systems.
The Hokies made a fourth consecutive NCAA tournament in 2020 following successful runs in the Cup competition in 2007 and 2016
Daniel Pereira isn’t the only Hokie to progress into the MLS, with five notable drafts since 2014 Virginia Tech promises to be an excellent college pick for students looking to get a soccer scholarship.
Virginia Tech Men’s Soccer are recruiting – To find out more click here
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