Ariah Michel

Star Center Back, Right Back, Center Defensive Midfield, Ariah Michel from Sydney, Australia is ready to take his soccer ability to college in the US! Tough, Tenacious, Athletic, Fast Defender who has the calmness and skill level to create attack after winning possession. Fantastic international addition to your roster in 2020! …to begin recruitment dialogue with Ariah, please email Chris on cshee@athletesdream.com or call +1-514-434-9943

Date of Birth: 4th October 2001
Height: 5’9.5″
Weight: 150lbs
Citizenship: Australia
Current High School Year Level: Senior (Year 12)
College Class: Available for Fall 2020
GPA: Current GPA 4.0 (will be NCAA Academic Qualifier)
SAT: 1090 (Taking SAT again in March)

Coach References:
Reference: Coach Nick Rizzo (Former Australian Socceroo, Olyroo / England Professional with Liverpool FC, Crystal Palace FC)
Reference: Coach Alexander Watson (Australian U/18 School Boys Team Coach)
Reference: Coach Jason Hayhurst (U/19 NSW State Mens Football Coach)

Video Highlights:
2019 NSW National Premier League (NPL)

Current High School: Moriah High School, Australia
Current High School Grades: Projected ATAR – 88-93 (GPA 4.0) Subjects: English A, Modern History A, Business A, Studies of Religion A, PDHPE B, Maths B-
Academic Goals: I want to challenge myself academically and finish off my college years with a degree. In terms of academics, I would like to excel in my classes and ensure that I give myself the greatest opportunity to educate myself and thus kickstart my life.

Teams Represented & Achievements:
NSW Football Team Mens U19 – 2018/19
Hakoah Sydney City East U20s/1st Grade – 2018/19
Blacktown City Football Club – 2016-2018
Moriah College School Football – CIS Cup winners
Sydney Olympic FC – 2015-2016
Apia Lecihardt Tiger 2014
Metropolitan New South Wales – 2014-17

Major Soccer Achievements so far:
NSW State Mens Football U19 Captain – 2nd at the Australian all schools tournament 2019
Australian FFA cup debut aged 17 (Australian 2nd tier).
CIS Cup Winner 2019.
Metropolitan New South Wales East Captain (2015-17) championship winning teams
Moriah College CIS CUP winner 2017
Blacktown City 2nd place 2017 season
Group Stages of the MIC CUP in Spain, knocked out to Valencia 2015 (Sydney Olympic)
Moriah College Sportsman of the Year 2019

Ariah’s Introduction:
My objective is to challenge my own personal boundaries on a sporting level and help my team achieve victory. I aspire to win trophies and league championships whilst developing strong bonds with my coaches and teammates. Subsequently I want to excel in my academic ventures and set myself a pathway for success

Current Goals for College:
My demanding schedule has allowed me to learn how to combine my current studying while gaining top results at National Level. This ability will allow for me to integrate well into the college team I represent. I want to be the No.1 athlete on the team and will do what it takes to win National Championships

Life Goals:
In my life I aspire to push boundaries and make myself the best human being that I possibly can be. I want to set large goals, in terms of my football career, and help my team to the greatest spectrum in which I can. I want to excel academically, and make new friends which will last a lifetime. I hope to live a happy life and push myself to my own maximum

Why do you want to compete at College in the USA?
In my life I aspire to push boundaries and make myself the best human being that I possibly can be. I want to set large goals, in terms of my football career, and help my team to the greatest spectrum in which I can. I want to excel academically

What makes you different?
What makes me different is that I am a leader. I personally have a lot of self-belief in myself and I do believe that it is contagious. I am a team player and will quite willingly sacrifice my all for any player/coach/staff member on my team. I will do whatever it takes to win, indeed I am a winner