Malik Smith signs to Iowa Lakes Community college on a Full Tuition Scholarship after signing with Soccer Assist in September 2017. The right-footed midfielder signed with Iowa Lakes amid offers from several other NJCAA D2 colleges after showing huge potential in his highlight tape and a glowing reference from Soccer Assist agency.
Having previously played for clubs such as Aylesbury FC, St Albans FC and Afc Wimbledon. Smith came to Soccer Assist with the dream of combining high-level soccer whilst studying towards a sports related degree in the United States of America. His highlight tape alone has soured malik to gain a full ride scholarship to NJCAA Div 2 program at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Iowa Lakes Community College Men’s Soccer head coach, Ben MacRae said “I like Malik. He is tough. Physically he looks like he will do well” and also “The fact that he can spray the ball around effortlessly is class. The more I watch his video, the more I like him.” His playing style attracted coaches from NJCAA Div 2 and 3. However, during the recruitment process, Coach MacRae said that he “Had a great conversation with him and his mother. He seems like he is motivated to do well” and that he was best suited for the full tuition scholarship to Iowa Lakes Community College.
When asked about his player style Malik stated ‘I am a very versatile player who can play many positions. I am quick and very good in one vs ones, taking on defenders as I have very good close ball control and dribbling. Also, I am a strong player who plays with lots of energy, good at drawing fouls and not afraid of a Tackle!’
Soccer Assist director Junior describes Malik as ‘an all-action midfielder who will thrive in the U.S. His physical capabilities and tactical understanding makes him an asset to any program and I am sure he will help Iowa Lakes become a national powerhouse’.
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