Alex Segovia (Right) at 107ist Presentation
In August of 2011, the 107ist board decided to award two scholarships to two exceptional young men, Alex Segovia and Rubio Mendez-Rubin. After years of hard of dedication, both young men earned an incredible honor to study and train at the IMG Academy as two of the top 40 U-16 players in the United States. Prior to this, both had participated in the U-14 US National Soccer Development Program Team during the 2009/2010 season.
Alex and Rubio come from close-knit, hard-working families and share the important value of love of family and friends. The boys serve as an inspiration to all. Despite their modest means, both families have made extreme sacrifices in an effort to support their respective son’s pursuit of playing soccer at the highest level. The boys and their parents understand the importance of the educational opportunity associated with the residency program and will place primary emphasis on academic achievement as a precursor to success on the field. Success and balance in both disciplines will advance Alex and Rubio one step closer to their goal of one day playing on the men’s U.S. Soccer National Team.
His first experience playing organized soccer was his U-13 season at Westside Metros 2008/2009. In addition to team practices, Alex spends countless hours at soccer fields working on and improving his skills with his brothers, friends, and teammates. Alex possesses a strong, yet quiet confidence in himself and is very competitive – he meets challenges head on and just keeps his eyes on the goal. His dedication and commitment has resulted in him earning this incredible opportunity to advance his personal growth and development both off and on the pitch.
Alex was granted assistance not to exceed $1,000 worth of support for his pursuits, which has already included a laptop for his studies and keeping in touch with his family.