RugbyRecruit Success Story: From Thailand to the USA
Maek Kongsawad @maekkongsawad fell in love with rugby as a school boy playing for the Bangkok Southerner Men's RFC. Maek joined RugbyRecruit in the fall of 2017 as a Premier Recruit with dreams of playing collegiate rugby somewhere in America. RugbyRecruit staff connected Maek with a number of Premier Recruiters, and Maek eventually got to know the staff at Lindenwood University-Belleville @BellevilleMensRugby. Here are a couple of questions that we asked Maek last week about his journey to LU-Belleville:
RugbyRecruit: Congrats on starting your freshman year at LU-Belleville! Was RugbyRecruit useful in helping you find a good fit for you?
Maek: Yes, RugbyRecruit played a big part. Coach Joe found my profile and sent me an email about recruitment. Thank you!
RugbyRecruit: How has your time at LU-Belleville been so far?
Maek: I'm having a great time at LU-B. It's a great program and very competitive.
RugbyRecruit: That's why your're there, right? The only way to get better is by playing against better competition. Where would you say you are on the depth chart right now?
Maek: Right now I'm playing JV, but I'm competitive for playing time on the varsity. The depth chart for loose forwards pretty deep.
RugbyRecruit: Was it difficult for you to get a student visa, or did the school help you out?
Maek: Getting the visa was pretty easy. Once the school gave me the I20 all I had to do was hand it over to the embassy during the interview and my visa was approved.
RugbyRecruit: Good luck on the rest of your season and college career Maek! Looking forward to watching your development.