Former King’s School student and Peterborough Sports star’s career is soaring in the United States
Former King’s School student and Peterborough Sports FC youngster Chris Seery is soaring in the United States after helping his college team to a major title.
Seery was a promising attacking midfielder in the Sports Academy set-up before gaining a scholarship at the Colorado School of Mines 12 months ago.
And his form remains strong as he made the all-star tournament team after Colorado Mines won their fourth straight Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference title at the end of April.
The ‘Orediggers’ defeated Colorado Mesa 4-3 after extra time in the college clash final at the weekend with Seery outstanding in the middle of the park.
Colorado Mines won five and drew one of their six tournament matches with Seery scoring twice and being credited with two goal assists.
The latest success – the win marked eight total conference titles between the regular season and the tournament for his team – caps a successful first year in the USA for ‘Freshman’ Seery.
Seery secured his soccer scholarship thanks to FirstPoint USA – an organisation that connects potential students with sport colleges.
Seery captained his school and county (Northamptonshire) age group teams in England and once scored four goals in a county cup semi-final.
He is also a talented all-round sportsman who has also represented his county in cross country and track and field athletics.
Serry’s off-field plan is to major from the Colorado School of Mines in mathematics and he is now busy preparing for his exams.
A Peterborough Sports spokesman was pleased to see Seery going well.
He said: “Chris played in the Peterborough Sports team that got to the first round of the FA Youth Cup before losing to Barnet
“He played on the wing for us and was skilful with an eye for goal, although a bit temperamental at times.
“Chris also played for our Peterborough North End Sports first team (men), but was certainly not the first name on the team sheet, so fair play to him if he has continued to develop.”