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Stand Out at College Showcase

NBTS will be in attendance this weekend at the NCFC Boys College Showcase. There will be many college coaches scouting for their next recruits. This list will help provide some tips on how to increase exposure from college coaches. Contact Coaches Prior to Tournament Contact coaches of schools you are interested in before attending the tournament. Provide coaches information about you as a player including a brief resume. A highlight tape would be a huge Read more…

Alex Pike

Alex Pike Position: CB Date of Birth: 05/26/1999 Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON Height: 6′ Jersey: 23 Foot: (L/R): Right Highlights College TBay Chill LC Aris FC Highlights College Name: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Graduation: 2020 GPA: 4.0 Awards: NJCAA All-Region 2nd Team (2019) Honors: Academic All-American (2019) Coach: John Parrigon Coach Contact: jparrigon@neo.edu TBay Chill Club: Thunder Bay Chill League: USL II Location: Thunder Bay, ON, CA Year(s): u10- present Coach: Gio Petraglia Coach Contact: giovannipetragliatbc@gmail.com LC Aris FC

NBT College Player Update

Lets catch you up to speed with some updates on how the college season has been going for some NBT players: Nolan Sherwood (FW)- Nolan has been the focus point for Rocky Mount College’s attack. Nolan is leading the team in goals (14) and assists (10). He has helped his team to a 12-4 overall record, and now Rocky is preparing for national playoffs. Francesco Brunetti (RB)- Francesco has been strong at his new school Read more…

Showcase Training Session

Next Big Thing Scouting & Academy hosted their first free clinic last Saturday September 28th. There was an amazing player turnout to join the training session at MWC Sports Complex. NBT would like to thank all the players and families that made the event so successful! If you missed the event, don’t worry! Sunday October 6 is another opportunity to meet and train with the staff. This event is going to be even bigger! NBT Read more…

Free Clinic Sat Sept 27 & Sun Oct 6

NBT Scouting & Academy are offering a free opportunity to meet and train with the staff! There are two dates for the free clinic on Saturday September 27 from 9:00am-11:00am and Sunday October 6 from 9:00am-11:00am. This is an opportunity to showcase your skills in front of the scouting team and receive coaching from former professional players. This is an exclusive event with limited open registration and some invitational sign-ups. All ages are welcomed. The Read more…

Haile Desmarais

Position: Goalkeeper Date of Birth: 10/05/2003 Hometown: Raleigh, NC Height: 5’5 Jersey: #1 Foot: (L/R) Right Envelope Highlights High School NCFC Highlights High School Name: Millbrook High School Graduation: 2021 GPA: 4.2 Awards: Varsity Starter as sophomore, Round of 16 in NC State Tournament, Team Vote MVP Honors: All Conference Academic Team, Jr Beta Club, FCCLA competitions (National) High School Coach: Matt Edwards Coach Contact: Per Request NCFC Club: North Carolina FC 03 League: Gold Elite Location: Raleigh, NC Coach: Ed Pinion Coach Contact: Per Request Additional References: Read more…

New NCAA D1 Recruiting Rules

The NCAA approved new legislation changing the way Division 1 coaches can recruit athletes during camps and visits in an effort to limit early recruiting. The rules take effect immediately after being passed this week. A quick overview of the changes: Official Visits: Recruits can start taking official visits (visits funded by the university) starting August 1 of their junior year. Previously, official visits started senior year. Early Communication: Previously, athletes were able to initiate Read more…

Eva Simone

Eva Simone Position: Midfield Date of Birth: 08/08/2005 Hometown: Webster, MA Height: 5’9 Jersey: 7 Foot (L/R): Right Envelope High School GPS High School Name: Webster High School Graduation: 2023 Awards: Freshman Starter (7 goals) Honors: High School Band, Honors Courses High School Coach: Michael M Coach Contact: Per Request GPS Club: Global Premier Soccer Massachusetts League: MA Elite Location: Central MA Year(s): 2  Awards: Team of the Week, Captain

Noel Harris

Noel Harris Position: Forward/Winger Date of Birth: 12/19/2001 Hometown: Greensboro, NC Height: 5’4 Jersey: 11 Foot (L/R): Both Envelope Highlights High School NC Fusion Highlights High School Name: Greensboro Day High School Graduation: 2020 GPA: 3.4 Awards: PACSIS 3A All Conference (2018 & 2019), Leading Goal Scorer PACSIS 3A (2018), All Region Honorable Mention (2018), Ranked 7th Overall in NC Goals Scored (Private Schools), Starter Freshman Year Honors: Student Government Freshmen Vice-President, Homecoming Court, Honor Roll (3 Years) High School Coach: Kim Read more…

Andrew Bengds

AJ Bengds Position: Goalkeeper Date of Birth: 04/14/2004 Hometown: Raleigh, NC Height: 6’6 Jersey: 24 Foot: (L/R) R Envelope Twitter Skill Video Highlight Video High School NCFC ODP Skill Video aj-training-mp4 Highlight Video High School Name: Wakefield High School Graduation: 2022 GPA: 3.25 Awards: Varsity Player Freshman Year Honors: Hamilton Sportsmanship Award Winner, Academic All-Conference (2018), TOPSoccer Volunteer (outreach non-profit program) High School Coach: Cooper Paiva Coach Contact: Per Request NCFC Club: NCFC Youth 2004 League: Academy Location: Cary, NC Awards: 1st place ECNL Mid-Atlantic Conference, 5th place Read more…