Play Atlantic Recruit of the Week – Ben Mata

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Benjamin is a National U17 New Zealand soccer player who will be graduating Spring 2016 and is looking to attend a top American University.

Ben is 17 years old and lives in the Gardens in Auckland, New Zealand. Ben attends Saint Kentigern College and has  set a goal to get a scholarship ever since he heard about this opportunity, 4 years ago.

He is a part of a New Zealand A squad, which played the only professional team in the country; Wellington Phoenix. Previously, Ben attended the World Cup qualifiers in Samoa and American Samoa and his team won from Tahiti during a shoot-out. Later this year Ben and his team will compete in the age group World Cup in Chile.

Prior to this year, his most prestigious achievement was being a part of the Manchester United Premier Cup in 2013. In this cup Ben played against clubs of several countries, such as Arsenal (England), Borussia Dortmund (Germany) and Sport Club Internacional (Brazil).

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