University Sports Program
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Started working with Students & Athletes
Student Athletes Placed
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USP is in its own class in the recruiting business
"More than a plain recruiting agency, we consider ourselves a Strategic Consulting Service."
Thomas E. Anderson
USP with offices in Miami, Florida has a network with over 3000 colleges and 25,000 coaches.
Our mission is to match athletically talented students with colleges and universities that will help them to compete, learn, and grow into successful adults.
Our Advisory Staff and consultants add a high-level of value from their deep institutional knowledge of the organizations we serve. We are able to provide timely and insightful counseling that goes beyond simply finding a great university.
What makes us unique, in an industry where many recruiting agencies are created every month, is that we deliver the most comprehensive recruitment network and one-on-one consulting. Our personalized services are designed according to the student's personal goals and individual needs. The result is a student-athlete that stands out from the crowd.Our Team and Staff
Meet the team
CEO & Founder
"If not paddleboarding or exercising, I'm working with my awesome team in getting our kids to the best possible colleges and continue to make a difference in people's lives"
Since I was very young, I discovered that my passion was everything and anything that had to do with sports. After my experience as a college student-athlete and seeing how it impacted my life, I then realized that my mission in this world is to help young people succeed in life. So, USP is a dream come true: I work in sports while helping others.
Head of Placement
Proud to be the first 10-year-old kid ever to choose Baseball Statistics Book as its favorite. I love all sports and to this day, I can not believe I work in my dream job. Guiding student-athletes is my passion and impacting their future is my calling
Global Business Development
More than 40 years in the sports industry: dedicated and hardworking player, demanding and understanding coach, entrepreneurial and visionary manager, father of four and a fervent fan of them!
Now, with USP, always restless and seeking to positively impact the lives of young people, and their families, through sports.
Team Leader & Certified Advisor
Being a Mom of 2 and an active tennis coach is what drives my passion for students to succeed, achieve their sport’s goals and pursue their desired careers. At USP I’ve been able to help our clients with a deep understanding of what their needs are, honest counseling, and passionate dedication.
Team Leader & Certified Advisor Hungary
College recruiting is a long and complex process, but my favorite part is educating players about college sports. Having recent experience in college tennis both as a player and as a coach has prepared me to get our players the best opportunities
Marton is originally from Budapest, Hungary. He played on the junior ITF tour and represented Hungary in European junior team championships. After graduating from Lamar University with his MBA, he pursued a professional business career.
Even though finished with college tennis, Marton’s passion for college sports has not changed since graduating and he has been helping tennis players in Hungary achieve their dreams at US universities.
As a USP Scout, Marton relies on his experience from both sides of college sports – as an athlete and as a coach. This allows him to provide invaluable insights to aspiring college athletes in Europe and across the world.
Marketing & Events Assistant
Marketing and event planning have always been my passion. USP allows me to use my marketing skills to help others reach their goals, just like they help me reach mine every day. I am so grateful to be doing what I love and working towards such a great cause.
Alexandria Stephenson is USP’s Senior Advisor for Academic Placement. Alexandria comes to USP with a long history in education in both teaching and academic advising settings. Alexandria began her career in academic advising while attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), serving as a Peer Mentor and Mentorship Coordinator. Later, Alexandria earned her Master’s in Applied Psychology with a concentration in Developmental Psychology from Liberty University. Alexandria is also working toward the conclusion of her college counseling certification. Alexandria continues to serve students in an academic advising setting, specifically focusing on the college admissions process with Minds Matter, along with the students that USP serves.
The best time of my life was during college. I love working at USP because I am able to help student-athletes go through the same experience as I did. I get the most satisfaction knowing that the players that I work with will have a lot of personal and athletic growth
I have been fortunate enough to have a very complete experience with the sport of tennis. I was a competitive junior tennis player in Florida and understand what many of these young athletes go through, just like I did. I played college tennis and had the chance to experience an unbelievable team culture and a high level of tennis. And most recently I have been able to share my knowledge with coaching.
USP has given me the opportunity to share my knowledge with young athletes to help them become successful in the future.
Juan Carlos Serrano
I am originally from Mexico and graduated 1999 from South Carolina State University. Playing college tennis for SCSU, I was named captain of the tennis team for 3 years. I really enjoy helping families go through the same experience of college sports, the impact we have in their lives is very rewarding in so many ways. College sports really transforms and helps student athletes grow on a personal and professional level. The passion and personal care of the USP team makes a huge difference is college placement.
Born in Puerto Cabello, Venezuela, my career has always been dedicated to the world of sports. I started as a sportscaster on Radio Puerto Cabello (1290 AM) with the baseball scorer Gil Reyes when I was 14 years old. Through Reyes, I was also linked in the world of scoring and certified as an Official Scorer (Later I had a brief internship in the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League). From then on I had various experiences in regional media (Carabobo, Venezuela) until 2008 when I was appointed General Manager of the Deportes Unión Radio 1110 AM station (Valencia, Venezuela).
In the media, in addition to radio experiences, I also served as a correspondent for Diario Líder and Diario Meridiano for regional and international coverage, including Uefa Champions League Finals (2008, 2009, and 2011), as well as in Diario Notitarde.
At television, I was involved in various regional projects and at the national level, I worked for a couple of seasons on the Sport Plus channel (Caracas, Venezuela), serving as a narrator and commentator on NBA and NCAA matches.
In the academic section, I worked at the Arturo Michelena University (San Diego, Carabobo) with the courses of Sports Journalism. While at an international level, from the year 2015 I was in charge of the Football Business Fundamentals and Sport Management Fundamentals courses with the Johan Cruyff Institute of Barcelona, Spain.
Currently, I am the General Manager of Trotamundos de Carabobo BBC (Venezuelan Professional Basketball League) team with which we achieved the championship last season 2019. In three years in the GM role, we have been able to go to two finals and obtain the first title in 13 years.
In addition to this at the LVBP, I worked with the Navegantes del Magallanes organization, where I have worked as an analyst (data, advanced statistics, sabermetrics) for a couple of seasons.
My whole life I've been very passionate about sports. I was a very active kid that constantly needed to be moving, there was not a better way to discharge my energy. Working at USP combines my passion with my career, as I help student-athletes achieve their dreams through their sport abilities. This is what makes a job unique.
Tennis is a lonely sport. So I think being able to play tennis in a team setting while pursuing a college degree is an amazing tennis experience anyone could ever have. But it's not easy to go through the college sports recruitment process. At USP, I want to help and guide young players to accomplish their goals and get the best opportunity possible that would allow them to compete and grow as a student-athlete and eventually, as successful individuals.
Maria Antonieta Rodriguez
After a successful junior tennis career at the National level in Venezuela and internationally, I focused on my education. Studied Business and Finance, did an MBA, and was a banker for 12 years. Then I followed my passion for sports and realized this is the place where I want to be. Helping young athletes to fulfill their dreams is the most rewarding job. Being a competitive athlete could only help you to open doors to succeed in life and I want to help young athletes in starting that journey.
During my time in college, I experienced unique and unbeatable moments.
College tennis taught me values that I will always carry with me in the future. As a sports lover, I know that at USP I can get many more people to have that satisfying experience that I had. Working with Student-athletes to reach their objectives and help them to be successful is special.
Certified Advisor & USP Ambassador United States
Professional Swimmer - USP Alumni
Carlos Claverie is a professional swimmer competing and representing Venezuela. He is an Olympic semifinalist in RIO 2016 becoming top 16 in the world.
He was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where he lived until going to the University of Louisville. He graduated with a marketing degree in 2018. He had a great college career becoming 10 times All-American and team captain his senior year. He was named ACC scholar and ACC swimmer of the week several times.
Three times youth Olympic medalist in Nanjing 2014 becoming the athlete of any sport from Venezuela with most medals. He has developed a love for the sport of swimming that has helped them travel around the world and have amazing experiences. Carlos is a young athlete who is very interested in helping swimmers through South and Central America.
As a former USP client, Carlos understands how important it is to have proper guidance in the process of college selection and recruiting. In this new phase of his professional career, Carlos wants to help others like him to achieve their goals.
Sports Manager / Tennis Coach
Adhemar has vast experience as a tennis coach, tennis director, and tennis tournament organizer.
He has been involved with world-class events like the Guadalajara 2011 Pan-American Games, the “JALISCO OPEN” ATP Challenger, and the ATP Challenger “Puerto Vallarta Open” amongst others.
As a Tennis Coach, Adhemar has developed tremendous talent including more than 20 national champions in Mexico and over 15 Full Scholarship College Tennis Players.
Adehemar joined the USP Scouts Team looking to provide more opportunities to all the players on his network, making sure that they all receive the most accurate information and guidance.
Former National Ranked Tennis Player & Coach
Andreja from Serbia is an enthusiastic entrepreneur, former National Ranked Tennis Player, and Tennis Coach.
As a Coach and Camp Director, Andreja wants to provide the best assessment and information to his network of Tennis Players. As a USP Scout, Andreja makes sure that his players interested in college tennis receive the proper guidance.
Alberto is the father of 2 tennis players who are in the process of deciding what career to study and where to study it. He has been linked to the sale of sporting goods and organizing tennis tournaments in Panama for more than five years, providing Alberto a great understanding of tennis development in the country.
Alberto also conducts monthly UTR tournaments in Panama with the goal of developing the sport and maximizing the chances for local players to be recruited by a US College Tennis Program.
As a USP Scout, Alberto is able to help step by step those interested in studying and competing in their sports at American universities.
Certified Representative Australia
I've been playing tennis since I was 6 years old and coaching since I was 15. I played college tennis at McKendree University and was ranked top 170 in Australia, playing at a high level nationally through my teenage years. I currently coach at KDV Sport. I graduated with a degree in sports management, journalism and a minor in event management, I'm currently studying my master of sports management, innovation and entrepreneurship at Griffith University on the Gold Coast.
Scout United States
Sports and Marketing
Carlos from South Florida is a Marketing professional who has been always involved with sports.
Junior Baseball Player, Baseball Coach, and Football Coach.
As a USP Scout, Carlos promotes USP and Collegiate athletics amongst the South Florida athletic community, especially amongst parents of young athletes who are planning ahead and looking for the best opportunities for their sons and daughters.
Tennis Academy Director
Charles Tobon is a former top Junior Player and Tennis Coach.
As a Coach, Charles has founded to Tennis Academies in Venezuela, as Academy Director, Charles has over 10 years of experience working with Junior Players with the goal of playing College Tennis and getting Scholarships.
Over 25 students have been placed into college from Charles' program alongside with USP.
As a USP Scout, Charles is always spreading the word about the value of College Tennis, the importance of planning ahead and how critical it is to balance the academic progress and athletic development.
Daniel Hernandez Giraldo
Tennis Tournament Director & Promoter
Scout Hong Kong
Former Professional Tennis Player & Coach
David Souto from Venezuela is a former professional Tennis Player. David reached the top 200 ATP, played the Roland Garros Grand Slam and represented Venezuela in Davis Cup for many years.
As a Tennis coach, David has been involved with top talent from Venezuela and Latin America. Currently, David is coaching at one of the most prestigious tennis programs in Asia: Bruguera Tennis Academy - Hong Kong.
As a USP Scout, David will guide his students and extense network of tennis players through the process of college tennis recruitment and secure the best fit for them.
Tennis has been an integral part of my life since I was a child. My love for tennis provided me with the opportunity to earn a place as a Freshman at Midwestern State University and subsequently graduate from The University of Alabama in Huntsville with a degree in Communication Arts/minor in Marketing.
Along the way, I have also been certified as a USPTA Tennis Professional. I always loved and thrived in competition in my journey and experienced this at a very high level, including ITF junior tournaments and NCAA Men’s Tennis. This taught me the value of teamwork towards a common goal, personal perseverance, and discipline. All of these have served me well from adolescence to adulthood.
I am passionate about many sports. As a former NCAA Men’s Tennis D2 National Championship quarterfinalist, I know very well what highly competitive collegiate sports entails.
Having a world-class company like USP provide guidance and support in securing your future as a student-athlete is invaluable. As a former USP client, my experience was outstanding. USP was responsible for my transfer to The University of Alabama in Huntsville, where I finished my dream of a sports-anchored overall collegiate experience. Because of this, I take much pride and joy in representing USP and being able to help prospective student-athletes secure their best possible college fit. Particularly those student-athletes like myself who come from the Caribbean where resources are sometimes limited.
Tennis Coach, Bolivia.
As a coach I have been training beginner players and competitive players for over 7 years, promoting many to get a college education and scholarship.
I am currently a coach of competitive players at the Country Club Cochabamba.
In addition to being an organizer of sports events such as COSAT, Davis Cup, and national events.
As a USP scout, I am committed to the company to be able to promote college scholarships to different Bolivian athletes to different universities in the U.S.
Hyder is the CEO of India Tennis League, in which he has developed top players in India and constantly runs UTR tournaments.
As a USP Scout, Hyder brings the knowledge needed about this process, paving the way for Indian players looking to play college tennis in the United States.
Founder of Kiri Sports Management
Jack brings a wealth of knowledge with over 25 plus years of international sports and fitness experiences. Jack has trained and worked with world-class athletes in the United States, Thailand, Barbados, and Jamaica.
Through his global partnerships and network, Jack has helped guide student-athletes to some of the top sports academies and universities in the world.
Scout South Africa
Professional Swimmer & Coach
Jared Pike is an Exercise Science Graduate (BSc (Ex.Sc.)) from Florida State University. He is a professional swimmer and coach, a former member of Team SA, and has been ranked in the top 5 senior Breaststroke swimmers in South Africa for the past 7 years.
Jared is a former SA and Africa Age group and SA National Champion and medallist (Long course and Short Course); Junior Africa, SA and Provincial Age Group Record holder; 13 times All American swimmer and recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association All American athlete of the year award in 2014.
He was part of two of FSU’s highest performing relay teams in the school’s history at the NCAA championships in 2014. He has won numerous awards in recognition of excellence in swimming and leadership, (including featuring on the Dean’s List at FSU) throughout a career that has spanned over 20 years. Jared is currently training hard, and preparing with a view of winning a spot on the SA team to compete at the Long Course World Championships in 2019 and the Olympic team in 2020.
Luis Bello is a tennis coach with over 24 years of experience. Certified by the Argentinian Tennis Asociacion and ITF, Luis currently coaches at Parque Norte Buenos Aires Academy in Argentina.
Luis has coached many players who became college tennis players, and he is always advocating for college athletics and scholarship opportunities in the USA.
As a USP Scout, Luis promotes collegiate athletics and USP in Argentina and other countries in South America.
Former Player & Coach
Originally from Venezuela, Luis was a high-ranked Junior Player who participated in many national competitions back home. Currently, He plays Senior Provincial and National Tournaments in Canada and coaches Junior high-performance players who are in the top 10 of the Country under 12 and 14 years old.
Luis found his true passion as a Tennis Coach, having been involved in the development of many players in the last couple of years, which has helped them reach top positions in the national ranking.
Luis understands the value of education since he holds a B.A Degree and a Master Degree in Sales and Marketing. As a USP Scout, Luis will be always promoting the idea of playing College Tennis and taking the opportunity of getting a great education while competing in your favorite sport.
Academic and Athletic Consultant
Mikio from is the owner of Plan B, INC. an educational consultancy in Tokyo, Japan. He has been involved in the education sector for nearly 20 years and working with top sports academies worldwide including IMG, Rafa Nadal Academy, Evert Tennis Academy, Club Med Academies, Vince Barclay and Saddlebrook Tennis & Golf as their official agent in Japan.
As a USP Scout, Mikio is always recommending College Athletics in the USA to prospective student-athletes from Japan.
Engineer / Former National Ranked Tennis Player / Coach
Pablo is originally from Venezuela but he lives in the Alicante Region in Spain for many years now. Even though Pablo is an Engineer, he has always been involved in Tennis.
As a player, he was ranked Number 1 in Venezuela, winning several tournaments and international competitions, Pablo won a Gold medal representing Venezuela in the Bolivarian Games (1989) and represented his country in the South American Games.
Pablos is a certified Professional Tennis Director by the International Coaches Institute.
As a USP Scout, Pablo is always helping young student-athletes who have the goal to study and compete in the USA College System.
Sports Marketing & Tennis Coach
Pedro from Peru has a Bachelor in Administrative Science and studies of specialization in Marketing (Sports Scholarship at the University Fred Hardeman TN (U. S. A.). Sports Management Certification (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, UPC). Level III Professor for the International Tennis Federation.
Responsible, honest and organized professional with initiative and specialization in organizational systems, trainer and leader of working teams.
Organizer and trainer of more than 50 training courses for teachers locally and internationally. The last international course was given at Sportime Mamaroneck, NY and Sportime Lake Isle, NY members of the John Mcenroe Tennis Academy Corporation.
Experienced in the production and coordination of (Btl) sports and endo-marketing events using sport as a tool to train champions and better human beings.
Tennis Academy Owner & Director
Photos is a former Professional Tennis Player from Cyprus, (Top 400 ATP). During his distinguished career Photos won 2 singles titles and played Davis Cup for 10 years, playing alongside with Marcos Baghdatis.
As a coach, Photos is recognized as the only tennis coach with a professional tennis background, he was the 2015 Cyprus Davis Cup Captain and 2016-2017 Fed Cup Captain. Photos is currently the coach of Eliza Omirou, best ever female player in Cyprus (Tennis Europe U14 #4 / ITF high #140).
Photos also founded his own academy in Cyprus (Photos Kallias Tennis Academy) with one of the best high-performance tennis programs in the region.
As a USP Scout, Photos promotes College Tennis and College Athletics in the USA as a great option for European student-athletes who want to make more of their sport, securing his future and pursuing their passion.
Former College Tennis Player & Coach
Pietro is originally from Brazil. He played on the junior ITF tour and competed in many junior championships. Pietro excelled as a player and as a leader while playing for the Palm Beach Atlantic University Men's Tennis Team, and even though finished with college tennis, Pietro’s passion for the sport has not changed since graduating and he has been helping tennis players from Brazil and other countries to achieve their dreams at US universities.
As a USP Scout, Pietro relies on his experience from both sides of college sports – as an athlete and as a coach. This allows him to provide invaluable insights to aspiring college athletes in South America and across the world.
Ricardo Chinchilla Peñaranda
Scout Costa Rica
Ricardo is a former College Soccer Player from Costa Rica (Oklahoma Christian University & Brewton-Parker College), he is currently a Soccer Manager at Farm of Professional Soccer Academy, Midland TX.
Ricardo has a profound passion for Soccer, a sport that he has played all of his life and now as a coach and manager, Ricardo has re-discovered the sport, teaching young players and helping them to achieve their goals.
As a USP Scout, Ricardo shares his own experience as a college athlete with prospects in Costa Rica and all of Central America.
Argentine nationalized Bolivian. Professional trainer with degree III Federation
Tennis International, with 30 years of experience in teaching tennis in the initiation, development and competitive areas in several countries. He is currently Head Pro of Las Palmas Country Club,
He has taken courses in Biomechanics, Psychology, Techniques, Tactics, Nutrition and Physical Preparation applied to tennis.
I participate in different South American and world Workshops. Speaker in different courses. Captain of the Bolivian Tennis Federation teams in South American tournaments and international tours, Captain of the Bolivian team, ladies and men who participated in the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Sub Captain of the Bolivian Davis Cup Team, Captain of the ladies team in the games ODESUR 2018 and current Fed Cup Captain.
National Training Coordinator of the Bolivian Tennis Federation and National Tutor in the Level 1 and Level 2 courses.
Román Recarte Alonso
Former Professional Tennis Player & Coach
Roman is a former professional tennis player from Venezuela.
He had a tremendous career reaching the ATP Top 400 and playing for Venezuela in Davis Cup for 7 years in a row.
Roman is now a High-Performance Coach, ITF Level II, he has been co-Capitan at Davis Cup, Southamerican Games National Men's Tennis Team Captain, and Men's Tennis Captain at the Southamerican Championship.
As a USP Scout, Roman has designed a training program that integrates academics and tennis, making sure that his players plan ahead and get ready for College Tennis.
Former Professional Player & Coach
Tsolak is originally from Armenia, he is a former professional tennis player who represented his country in major events including Davis Cup and the ATP Tour. He also excelled as a player and as a leader while playing for the Arizona State University and Boise State University Men's Tennis Teams.
He continued his career in tennis and moved to the coaching side. Since then, Tsolak has coached many young talented players, helping them to get to college tennis and professional tennis. He is the founder of AG International Management, a company that represents athletes and focuses on the management and guidance of their career, finances, and endorsements.
As a USP Scout, Tsolak relies on his experience as a professional and college player, coach, and agent. This gave him the expertise to promote college sports in his native country and across the world.
Director at Plus Sports / Sports Marketing
Vincent, From Valencia Spain, is a Sports Marketer with tremendous experience in the organization of sporting events, public relations, and hospitality.
Vincent owns Plus Sports, a Sports Management Company located in Valencia Spain.
As a USP Scout, Vicent promotes College Athletics in the US amongst student-athletes from Spain and the world.
Former Professional Player & Coach
Yohny is originally from Venezuela, he is a former professional tennis player who represented his country in many major tournaments including Davis Cup, Bronze medal in the '99 Panamerican Games (Canada) and Qualifier rounds at Wimbledon and the Australian Open Grand Slams.
But Yohny found his true passion as a Tennis Coach, he has been involved in the development of tremendous talent from Venezuela, his results and engaging coaching style got him to be the captain of Davis Cup and Fed Cup for Venezuela.
Yohny is the author of two Tennis Coaching Books: "The Architecture of Tennis" and "How to Select Your Tennis Coach".
As a USP Scout, Yohny is always promoting the idea of playing College Tennis and taking the opportunity of getting a good education while competing in the sport of your passion.
USP Scout Colombia / USA
I was born in Caracas Venezuela, but I went to Santiago de Chile from a very young age where I trained with coaches like Luis Guzmán, Marcos Colignon, Patricio Rodríguez, Horacio De la Peña . Together with them, I learned the game of tennis and how great of an impact it would have in my life.
Following this, I suffered an injury and underwent a shoulder operation. That's when I decided to study business administration at la Universidad Externado de Colombia. I continued my path with tennis and managed to participate in two university world championships in Taipei 2017 and Naples 2019. In that time I had one of the greatest experiences and I understood that to be a great tennis player it is not necessary to leave school. This gave me a discipline and a habit of study and sport at a high level of both to achieve great results.
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