Roel van Linschoten Fall 2019

College voetbal beurs Amerika Roel

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Available Fall 2019




Country: The Netherlands
Height: 6' ft
Weight: 175 lbs

Personal and academic information


Roel van Linschoten is a 20-year old soccer player from the Netherlands, who was born on February 5 th , 1998. Family and friends describe Roel as sociable, talented and hard-working person. Some of Roel’s previous soccer coaches such as Mark van Bommel, and Ruud van Nistelrooy describe him as a hardworking player with a great vision, pass and technique. Roel stays calm and composed and can act as a leader.


Roel graduated high school in 2016, and he enrolled into Olivet Nazarene University in the Fall of 2016. Initially, he decided to major in International Business; however, he didn’t feel challenged enough and thus he added two more majors to his study program; Marketing and Economics/Finance. Since, Roel has set himself the goal of playing soccer at a higher level, he decided to graduate a year early (May 2019), taking twice as many classes as normally in a year. Over the course of four semesters Roel has accumulated a GPA of 3.81.


Athletic information


Roel started playing soccer at the age of five, and within two years he got accepted in one of Europe’s most successful and prestigious academies, PSV Eindhoven, which he attendeduntil he was 17 years old. During his time at PSV he played against many world-class teams such as Ajax, Real Madrid and Chelsea. Yearly, he played against players such as Kluivert, de Ligt and Fosu-Mensah, and he was practicing daily with players such as Bergwijn.


Roel always played as a center back during his PSV career, and he has played as a defending midfielder for Olivet Nazarene University. After a successful freshman year (CCAC regular season and tournament champions, qualified for the NAIA national tournament) Roel had to red shirt his sophomore year due to an injury. This season with Roel as a starter Olivet Nazarene University won the CCAC regular season (shared) and are preparing for the conference tournament.


Roel is a fast, and physical player with a great technique. Roel’s main role offensively in the team is to build up from the back, and to connect passes over the width as well as playing dangerous crosses in behind the opponent’s defense. Roel is the perfect player to keep the balance of the team as he is constantly organizing the team for when they might lose the ball. With his strength and speed, he is the perfect player to eliminate the opponent's most dangerous player. He also has a great slide tackle, and is a key player in pressing forward to recover the ball quickly again. He is responsible for the free kicks and the corner kicks. Roel has played twenty-seven matches as a starter for Olivet Nazarene University in two years. This season he scored one goal, and he has made four assists so far.


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