Alex Blekkink Placed


Date of birth:
Year of grad:



Available Fall 2014



February 2014

Country: The Netherlands
Height: 6'4 ft
Weight: 187 lbs

Personal and Academic Information  


Alex is a sixteen-year-old boy who grew up in Emmen, The Netherlands. He comes from a sport loving family and he learned a lot from his father, who used to play soccer at high amateur level.


Alex is a hardworking and highly motivated student who speaks good English and German. He is currently a senior in high school (HAVO) and is expected to graduate in June 2014. Alex will be taking the TOEFL test in February 2014.


Alex sees college soccer as a great opportunity to combine an excellent study with his passion for soccer.


Athletic Information


Soccer has been a big part in the life of Alex for as long as he can remember. He prefers to play as a central defender, but he can also play in midfield. Alex is a physical player (6'4 ft, 187 lbs) who uses his body well. He is skilled in defensive techniques, including heading, slide tackling, shielding and anticipation. Alex has a hard shot and a great long pass. In addition he is strong with both right and left foot.  Alex is a real team player with strong leadership skills on and off the field.


During his junior career he has always been recognized as a talented player. At the age of 10, he was scouted to join the ´Soccer School´ of FC Emmen, where he played for 3 years.  From 2008 till 2012 he  played at the highest junior level of the Netherlands. From 2008 till 2010, he played for his local club VV Emmen. During this period he was also selected for the Dutch district U-13 team in the north of The Netherlands. In 2010, he joined the youth department of soccer club SC Heerenveen/FC Emmen. In 2012, the cooperation between SC Heerenveen and FC Emmen ended, so Alex returned to his former club VV Emmen.


Since the 2012/2013 season Alex is the captain of his team and in his first season as captain he won the league. This season he is still the captain and his team is again in top of the league.