My name is Matvei Keshkekian. I am 17 years old, born in Hawaii, a US citizen, raised in St. Petersburg,
Russia, where my American parents moved for professional reasons when I was very young. As a
student-athlete, I began my soccer development in my hometown where I was invited to join Zenit St.
Petersburg youth soccer academy. I decided to get my high school education in the U.S. and was
admitted to Hoosac School in upstate NY on a soccer scholarship. I am grateful for an opportunity from
Hoosac School to grow as a person and to develop as a player. I am honored to be appointed prefect
this school year. After a hiatus caused by the pandemic, in my junior year, I was able to play at the
highest level of prep school soccer in America. This is my third year studying and playing in the United
States, which so far has been an amazing experience, enabling me to meet new people and learn about
different cultures. I will be graduating in 2023 and I am hoping to enroll in college where I can pursue my
dreams in the classroom, as well as in a sporting arena.
I am looking for a highly selective school that will challenge me academically, as well as help me grow as
a player. I would greatly accept any challenge, as I love competing at a high level.
As a versatile player, I usually find myself playing a role of a holding midfielder or a box-to-box
midfielder. However, I am ready to play in whatever position my coach asks me to play. I would describe
myself as someone who doesn't give up and is ready to put their body on the line for the team. I know I
have the potential to further improve as a player in order to meet any challenge in the future.
We just had a very successful season, competing against the top teams on the club and prep level in the
country, beating the likes of New England Revolution U19, South Kent, Western Reserve Academy, and Black Rock U19.
Our coaching staff is currently working on organizing games and showcases for us to play this winter and
Our head coach at Hoosac School is Adrian Salguero ([email protected]) and our assistant coaches
Feel free to contact them to find out anything you would want to know about me as a student, player,
Some highlights of my games can be found using this link: https://youtu.be/3x-WJGbPuUQ
Thank you for your time.