Mercedes Wiegel Placed

College voetbalbeurs Amerika Mercedes

Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2021




Country: The Netherlands
Height: 5'9 ft
Weight: 136 lbs


Personal and academic information

Mercedes Wiegel is a 18-year-old girl who lives in Zuiderwoude, the Netherlands. She is a very athletic girl and besides soccer she likes to do Karate (Blue belt), kickboxing, snowboarding and surf. 

In addition to being a great athlete, Mercedes also excels in the classroom. She graduated high school (Gymnasium level) with a 3.9 GPA in June 2020. This year she is taking a gap year and it is her objective to play top level soccer while earning a bachelor’s degree in the USA starting Fall 2021. Mercedes achieved a composite score of 1250 on the SAT (willing to retake if necessary) and 107 on the TOEFL.

Athletic information

During her junior career Mercedes always played for SC Buitenveldert in the highest teams of her age group. From the age of 12, Mercedes and her team competed in several boys’ leagues (boys division 2, U-13, U-15 and U-16). Last season she played in the first girls U-19 team that competed at the highest national amateur level and there she was noticed by SC Telstar. This summer, in order to develop more she transferred and joined the professional soccer academy of SC Telstar. Here she is a starter for the first U-21 team that competes at the highest national level, playing against other professional teams like AFC Ajax, Feijenoord and PSV. Mercedes was also invited twice for trials at the national Dutch youth team.

Mercedes is a physically strong, both-footed central defender who has an excellent understanding of the game and is very accurate in her passing. She is a real leader (was captain most of her junior career) who organizes her defense by reading the game well. In addition she works hard and is very coachable.