Through his Futbol Goals USA program, which placed roughly 200 kids at boarding schools last year, Matt Kokoszka (Meriden, Conn.) has a unique viewpoint of NEPSAC soccer.
Toss in how he’s a former Choate Rosemary Hall student-athlete who won a Division 3 national title at St. Lawrence, and Kokoszka is intimately familiar with the different backgrounds NEPSAC players come from. Or rather, the different life challenges they’ve been dealt.
In a space where full tuition and room/board at prep schools can push $60,000, rivaling most private universities, you don’t have to look far to spot families that are well-off financially. On the other end of the spectrum, there are student-athletes, often international ones, who come from modest means.