It's time for new departures at Sportlinx360. The season has begun and several athletes have flown to the United States to live this important experience of life, sport and study: 8 Student-Athletes have just started their journey in the States, all volleyball players.
- Silvia Bonsanti, born in 2000, Middle Blocker | Mineral Area College
Silvia took part in the 2019 edition of our Showcase: despite having the high school State exam a few days later, she did not want to miss this opportunity and in August she left Latina for Park Hills (Missouri), a small town located 1 hour from St. Louis.
- Greta De Gasper, born in 2000, OH/Libero | University of Hartford
Before making her choice, University of Hartford offered Greta the fantastic opportunity to go visiting the college for a weekend, meeting the team, the coach and getting an idea of the student-athlete life in this University in Connecticut. Greta is not alone in facing this adventure: Sara Gasparotto, middle blocker and venetian like Greta, has also just started her student-athlete experience at University of Hartford.
- Sara Gasparotto, born in 2000, Middle Blocker | University of Hartford
Sara participated in our Showcase in 2018 and since she was a child she has visited the States several times (her family has relatives in Texas). She is from Mansuè (Treviso) and she already knew Greta: they were happy to be able to leave for Connecticut together. She also visited the college for a couple of days before deciding.
- Angela Egonu, born in 2000, OH/Opposite | Xavier University of Lousiana
She participated in the second edition of our Showcase (2018) and she received an athletic-scholarship offer directly from the coach who led the training sessions at the Showcase: Pat Kendrick. She has just started her freshman year as a student-athlete in the States in the beautiful city of New Orleans.
- Giada Pais Marden, born in 1999, OH | Auburn Universityat Montgomery (Alabama)
From the province of Vicenza, she decided to start this journey one year after her high-school graduation to better prepare for admission tests and improve her english. The Auburn University team is part of the NCAA D2 and is included in the GULF SOUTH CONFERENCE. Thousands kilometers away from home, Giada recently played against Beatrice Formilan, her teammate in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) for years!
- Daniela Poles, born in 2000, role OH/Opposite | Missouri State College-West Plains
Daniela also participated in the 2018 edition of our Showcase and she is from Veneto, too; she found and chose her college after an official visit ... in July!!She definitely seized the day! She is in Missouri, in a junior college.
- Francesca Rossi, born in 2000, Middle Blocker | Laramie Country Community College
We met Francesca in May, she took part in our Showcase in June and in August she was flying to Wyoming! With her great determination, in a very short time she was able to get the required tests scores and complete all the tasks needed to start this path.
- Rita Zecchin, born in 2000, OH | College of Central Florida
Rita is from Veneto (from Piove di Sacco, Padua), she also took part in 2018 Showcase; then she set aside the idea of leaving Italy for a while but in spring she finally made the decision. Rita was a very promising gymnast until 5 years ago and now she is in the USA with a full-scholarship for volleyball!