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Earlier today we announced that Soccer Assist athlete Tate Richards will be heading to the US to study at Missouri Valley College (MVC). The talented midfielder will be heading overseas later this year after we successfully negotiated a top scholarship for him. As a result, this month’s instalment of College Spotlight see’s us take a look at the private, four-year liberal arts school.

Tate Richards

Situated in the mid-west in the state of Missouri, MVC’s campus is located in a small city called Marshall. There are four major cities with airports within a 2 hour drive of the university campus – Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and St Louis.

With approximately 1,400 students from over 50 countries in the world, there are over 330 majors to choose from. From communications to chemistry you can browse through their majors and minors here.

Notable Alumni include former mixed martial arts star and current WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley, Major League Baseball player Scott Richmond and Uruguayan professional footballer Juliana Castro.

Missouri Valley College

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The Missouri Vikings – College Soccer

The College Soccer Team known as the Vikings compete in the NAIA league and are managed by Vlad Simic who is in his 19th season in charge, an achievement simply unheard of in the UK. 

In order to compete in the NAIA all players must meet eligibility requirements. That is where Soccer Assist can help.

Missouri Valley College men's soccer

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Their Women’s team meanwhile are coached by Drew Hawkins who is now in his 11th year in charge – Still an impressive feat. 

Women's Soccer

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Both teams play their home games out on Gregg-Mitchell Field, an impressive on-campus pitch with over 3,000 seats for spectators.

Gregg-Mitchell Field

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You can find out more about the Missouri Valley College Athletics program here.

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