About us - KingsTalent

About us


KingsTalent is founded to provide athletic talent with the possibility of a ‘life changing experience’! The combination of sports and study on a high level in the sports crazy USA is a unique experience.

With the focus on personal guidance KingsTalent helps talented athletic talents to follow their dream and become a student-athlete in the United States. Together we find the right match and shape your dreams.

KingsTalent is in contact with over 5.000 college coaches all across the United States of America in different divisions; NCAA D1, D2, D3, NAIA, NJCAA and USCAA. Due to our focus on soccer, field hockey and volleyball we are able to let our network work for you.


Paul de Koning

After finishing high school Paul started his undergraduate studies Business Administration in Den Bosch. Always the adventurer he spent the last six months of his studies in Qingdao (China) to graduate with an A.
After completing the undergraduate program Paul left for New York City, to become a student-athlete in Long Island University’s men’s soccer team. LIU Brooklyn competes NCAA Division 1 in the North East Conference.
Paul was named captain of his team and received the Academic Honor Roll for his academic achievements (GPA 3.6) on his Master of Business Administration studies during the season.




Han de Koning

After graduating university Han chose a career as a professional recruitment specialist. He went on to become a branche manager at a staffing recruitment agency. Eventually he specialized in personnel planning and complex process management.
Han has over 10 years of experience in the fields of professional recruitment and specialized process management. Han is a specialist in the area of NCAA and NAIA eligibility and compliance, US university application process and US visa applications.




Tom Maas

Tom Maas started his career at KingsTalent with his Internship. At his time working at KingsTalent he explored his opportunity of playing and studying in the USA. Tom played on the highest amateur soccer levels in The Netherlands and in summer of 2018 he made his transfer to Tiffin University Dragons (Ohio). Directly, he was named captain and an important player for the team that won the Conference title. After his MBA graduation (Summa Cum Laude) at Tiffin University we are very happy to have him on board at KingsTalent!




Tim Swaen

Tim plays on the highest pro field hockey league in the Netherlands for years (the hoofdklasse) and since 2017 he is member of HC Bloemendaal first men’s team. With the European Hockey League in 2018 and with the national championship in 2019 he knows how to perform at the highest level. After studying at Bowling Green State University (Ohio) he fell in love with America. The top goalscorer of the hoofdklasse (2020) can’t wait to explore your opportunity to play and study in the USA.




Roel van Linschoten

After playing soccer in the professional youth academy of PSV Eindhoven for years, Roel left the Netherlands at age 18, after obtaining his VWO high school diploma, to become a student-athlete at Olivet Nazarene University (Illinois) in 2016. Roel had a tremendous impact on the team as the ONU Tigers immediately won the conference title (undefeated). After graduating Magna Cum Laude (international business + marketing), Roel returned to the Netherlands in 2019.




Teun Jacobs

During the final year of his Sport & Economics bachelor degree, Teun became enthousiastic about the opportunity of becoming a student-athlete in the United States. In the year that followed, Teun succesfully completed his transfer to East Stroudsburg University (Pennsylvania). He enrolled in the MBA Sport Management program while also being an important part of the ESU Men’s Soccer Team. The centre midfielder was a starter in his first year, immediately making an impact for the Warriors that eventually ended up qualifying for the PSAC Playoff Tournament. In addition, Teun received a PSAC scholar-athlete award for his academic achievements (3.8 GPA) during the 2019-2020 season. Teun is one of the latest additions to KingsTalent and he is looking forward to guiding new talents who are eager to start their ‘life changing experience’ at KingsTalent.





Annerens Tijm

Annerens played in The Netherlands on the highest professional level in
the Eredivisie for SC Heerenveen, PSV Eindhoven and Achilles’29. Eventually, her teammates at PSV made
her aware about the opportunity in the USA, combining soccer and education. After her bachelor graduation in 2019 she moved to Massachusetts. At University of Massachusetts Lowell she was the starting goalkeeper of the women’s soccer team. A fantastic and life changing adventure at the Riverhawks. Annerens would be very excited to help you with your next step in your (college) career!





The International Alliance

KingsTalent is founding partner of the International Alliance.
The International Alliance is founded by the 8 leading recruitment agencies from Europa (Spain, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, Scandinavia, Iceland en The Netherlands. Together we strengthen our forces exchange information and knowledge and work on shared projects. With one goal – the wellbeing of our student-athletes.

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