Very proud to announce the signing of Upper 90 APAC client Eric Birighitti to perennial NAIA powerhouse Hastings College Men's Soccer, Nebraska (ranked 25th nationally in the 2015 post season NAIA poll). Eric is a very dynamic, predominant Right Wing Back, who can play Right Back and Left Back, as he can play both feet with solid technical ability. Eric attended Aquinas College in Western Australia, and is looking to study an academic track closely aligned to Geography| Humanities (Urban Planning). Eric will be joining our recruit, Sophomore Daniel Linstead at the Bronco's this coming August season.
Special mention to Coach Chris Kranjc on his work in getting Eric over to Hasting's. Coach Kranjc had mentioned in his assessment of Eric in our recruiting cycle that this is a player with 'All-American potential'. This is no small comment from a coach who over the years developed players like Derek Prinz, the 2011 National Player of the Year; eight First Team All-Americans; eight Second Team All-Americans; six Third Team All-Americans; 20 GPAC Player of the Year recipients; three Second Team CoSIDA All-Americans; and 41 NAIA Scholar-Athletes.
We are very excited to see how well Eric fares with his development under the new leadership at Hastings. Wishing Eric all the very best in this exciting new pathway in gaining his degree and playing at an elite collegiate level, along with Coach Kranjc who will be joining the University of Alabama at Huntsville (NCAA D2). I'm sure that Dad, Paul, Mum Sia, Eric's siblings and certainly his cousin A-League goalkeeper Mark Birighitti will be very proud of him, as Bradley Walker and I certainly are. Good luck Eric!