This year marks the fifth annual SIMA College Showcase, hosting a myriad of college and university programs from across the country. Games will take place on Friday, December 6 and Saturday, December 7.
All games played on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. will be hosted by the National Training Center (NTC) in Clermont with the Montverde Academy Athletic Complex hosting all Saturday contests at 8:00 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.
This unique showcase gives our senior student-athletes the opportunity to gain exposure through several games arranged for college coaches. With many dreams to play collegiately, SIMA student-athletes value this tournament as a way to prove their ability and passion for the game.
"Over the years our SIMA College Showcase has grown into a significant recruiting event in the eyes of numerous college coaches throughout the country," said Head Ajax Coach and SIMA Director of College Placement Kevin Varnado. "In my opinion, this indicates just how successful we have been in establishing Montverde Academy and the SIMA program as a premier destination for student-athletes that aspire to take their talent to the collegiate level. Many of our alumni have gone on to establish themselves at the collegiate level and the SIMA College Showcase played an essential role in that journey."
Last year during the 2018 SIMA College Showcase, over 70 college coaches, from all divisions, were in attendance scouting college hopefuls. With approximately 60 seniors in the SIMA program, events like the College Showcase are vital in their recruiting efforts to see college rosters in the fall.
"Each year the feedback that we receive from the various coaches in attendance continues to grow," said Coach Varnado. "It’s an event that we look forward to as each year as it gives us an opportunity to welcome new coaching staffs to campus for the first time and showcase the talented student-athletes that make up the SIMA program."
SIMA Head Ajax Coach and Director of College Placement