Samantha Weber, Grove City College alumna of 2014, is revolutionizing the soccer recruitment process for colleges all over the nation. ProfilePasser connects high school athletes with college recruiters through a mobile app.
The mobile app allows scouts to simply check into prospective athletes’ events and exchange information. “I’m passionate about branding, marketing and creating more opportunities for female soccer players to stay engaged with the game throughout their careers,” Weber said. In 2014, ProfilePasser was named to Inc. Magazine’s Top 4 list of Coolest College Startups in America.
Next to startups, Weber’s passions gravitate toward sports and seeing the reward of hard work. Weber graduated in 2014 as an English major with concentrations in business and legal studies. Upon graduating, Weber published her first non-fiction book entitled, In a Hero’s Steps. After much positive feedback, Weber’s novel was requested to be turned into a screenplay.
Her inspiration for ProfilePasser was birthed out of her passion for soccer, which she played at Grove City College. “In addition to my own startup, I’m helping several professional players build meaningful businesses that create value, drive revenue and give back to the community,”
ProfilePasser is the LinkedIn for global soccer recruiting. The app incorporates clubs, college coaches and other leaders in the soccer arena through technology, education and data. ProfilePasser’s validity came in March of 2014, when their first athlete was victoriously recruited to the Club Champions League Showcase Tournament.
Three time Olympic Gold Medalist and 2015 World Cup Champion Shannon Boxx and Yael Averbuch have joined ProfilePasser’s team. “ProfilePasser teaches players how to represent themselves in the best light and gives them every opportunity to be seen. Then it’s up to the players to perform on the field,” Boxx said.
Weber has guest spoken on WYTV Channel 33 News in Youngstown, Ohio and TechVide Radio on FM News Talk in Pittsburgh hosted by Jonathan Kersting.
On April 6, Weber visited her alma mater and spoke in numerous classes. Weber warned future aspiring entrepreneurs against three common mistakes failing entrepreneurs are making in the industry today: inventing undesired inventions, thinking too small and moving too slowly. Numerous students had the opportunity to hear Weber’s testimony where she inspired individuals to achieve their dreams by networking and sharing their visions.
Overall, Weber is a great representation of Grove City College’s pursuit of enhancing their student’s education to make a great impact in the world today. ProfilePasser is just one of the many accomplishments Weber has yet to achieve in her lifetime.