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Ross was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN. From a young age, Ross became involved in sports and began playing tennis at a competitive level at the age of 8. After a successful junior tennis career, where he finished with a national ranking of 23, Ross was recruited by the top college tennis teams around the nation.
Ross graduated from the University of Florida in 2004 with a degree in Health and Human performance. While in college, Ross conducted research on the recruiting process and realized that very few high school student athletes were taught the necessary life skills on how to conduct a proper job interview, network, and build relationships. This need for education prompted him to develop what is now Scholarship for Athletes (SFA). SFA was founded in 2005 as the premier consulting company for student athletes and their families. He enjoys traveling, reading, playing sports, spending time with his family and friends and walking on the beach with his two dogs- Nahla and Miki.
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Managing Director - Operations
Mike joined the Scholarship For Athletes team in October of 2008. He is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the business as well as managing the clients. Originally from Minnesota, he attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA from 2000-2004 where he earned a bachelor's degree in Economics.
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Director of Operations - Israel
Dan has been working for Scholarship For Athletes in Israel for the last 2 years. A member of the top 10 ranked University of Michigan Tennis team (Psychology Major, class of 1980), Dan was also the assistant tennis coach at Princeton University from 1984-88. Dan is married to Nancy Shapira and has three girls, two of whom are eyeing softball scholarships one day. Dan has a top senior tennis ranking in Israel and plays for the top Men's Fastpitch Softball league in Israel.
Dan has guided many foreign athletes through the necessary steps in order to obtain a scholarship in America. His knowledge of the college academic rankings has helped student-athletes and their families find the best school for them. Dan eases the transition to the United states and college community by introducing athletes to people in their community that will make them feel at home.
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Director - Sales and Operations
Greg was born and raised in San Diego, CA. He played baseball at University City High School, where he received team MVP and First Team All-League honors. Greg went on to pitch for the University of California, Davis and received a Bachelors degree in History. Since graduating college, Greg has coached high school baseball and has helped develop players into prospective college athletes. He continues to be responsible for providing prospective college athletes with the necessary resources and information needed to go on and play collegiate athletics. He is responsible for working directly with the SFA sales team and assisting with customer service.
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Consultant of Tennis Operations
Paul Torricelli has joined Scholarship For Athletes as a resource for our clients. Paul brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with the college recruiting process to Scholarship For Athletes.
What Paul Will Do At The Family's Request
- Paul will help you develop a better understanding of the recruiting process which will increase your chances of finding the right tennis program.
- Paul knows the number of myths about recruiting that can confuse and complicate the process. Knowing what they are can reduce the anxiety of your search.
- Paul will help you narrow your options to make a realistic choice which is a matter of doing your "homework". Knowing what to look for and what questions to ask is vital.
- Paul will help guide juniors toward their goal with a good faith effort to educate them to the realities of college tennis recruiting.
- Paul will use his coaching network to effectively determine how each athlete will fit into each respective tennis program.
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Director - International Tennis Operations
Sammy was raised in Mexico City, Mexico until the age of 13 and then moved to San Diego, CA. He is responsible for overseeing International Operations in tennis. Sammy graduated from the University of San Diego in 2008 with a degree in Business Administration. While at USD, he played Division I Tennis for the Toreros during the entire 4 years that he was there.
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VP - International Tennis Operations
Arie was born in Mexico City and one of his passions was tennis. After graduating high school he went on to play college tennis at Chattanooga, Tennessee. After his sophomore year he transfered to Saint Thomas University in Florida. Arie has a major in sports management and an MBA in Sports and Event Marketing. Arie will be working specifically with International athletes.