Athletics

Here at Link Campus University, we want our student-athletes to succeed not just in the classroom, but also on the sports field! The potential to play high-level soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, and rugby are all real possibilities, and it is what distinguishes our programAs a Link Campus University student-athlete, you will have the opportunity to join Rome City SC and participate in competitive sports throughout the year.

By attending Rome City SC, we aim to help you pursue your athletic career while getting a higher education. Link Campus University is the first Italian university specifically designed to accommodate student-athletes. We offer several athletics programs thanks to our partnership with College Life Italia, one of the main pioneers in the sports educational industry.

Soccer

Get the chance to improve your soccer skills while studying abroad! Italy is regarded as one of the best soccer nations in the world. You will have the opportunity to be a part of one of the greatest soccer realities the world has ever seen, which has made tactics and technique its signature, thanks to the partnership between Link Campus University and the Rome City Institute. All of this will be offered under the guidance of a skilled and dedicated staff at Rome’s top soccer facilities.

Basketball

Basketball has a long and illustrious history in Italy. In Rome, there are several basketball clubs participating at various levels. We are honored to work with each of them to provide our student-athletes the best possible exposure. The opportunities granted thanks to the partnership between Link Campus University and the Rome City Institute may just be the ideal next step for athletes eager to test themselves outside of college and launch a basketball career.

Volleyball

Volleyball is one of the most popular sports in Italy, and it is also one of the most successful, thanks to its international winning history. Volleyball clubs at various levels compete throughout Rome, ensuring that our student-athletes have lots of opportunity to play. The opportunities granted thanks to the partnership between Link Campus University and the Rome City Institute may be the ideal next step for athletes eager to challenge themselves outside of college and launch a volleyball career.

Tennis

Tennis has flourished in Italy over the last 10 years, and there is quality both on and off the court. In Rome, Link Campus University – Rome City Institute student-athletes may practice and compete at a high level professional tennis. This is made possible by our partnership with Rome Tennis Academy, one of Italy’s finest tennis academies. Professional and prospective professional tennis players attend the Rome Tennis Academy to learn from some of Italy’s best coaches.

Lacrosse

Lacrosse in Italy, like many other European countries, became popular in the early part of the 2000s. In Rome, the first recognized club team was established in 2006. Since then, new men’s and women’s teams have emerged, along with their respective national teams. There are currently eight established men’s programs and four established women’s programs, with additional sticks kicking across the nation and interest in the sport growing rapidly both on Italian soil and abroad.

Rugby

Rugby is one of the most popular and widely practiced sports in Italy. The “Azzurri” are one of Europe’s top national teams, participating yearly in the prestigious “Six Nations” competition against Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England, and France. Participation in the event has allowed the rugby movement in Italy to reach new heights, providing a variety of opportunities at all levels for individuals who participate in the sport in Italy. Within and around the city, Rome has the largest density of rugby clubs. Come study and train with us in a professional club here with Link Campus University and OMI. 

Coaching staff:

Marco Materazzi: Director of Coaching

Massimo Augusto: Athletic Director

Marco Montini: Director of Performance

Kevin Myftiu: Director of Sports Recruiting

Giorgio Scarpecci: Associate Director of Sports Recruiting

Stefano Cristalli: Soccer Head Coach

Adam Whybrow: Soccer  Assistant Coach & recruiting coordinator

Angela Adamoli: Basketball Head Coach

Mattia Da Campo: Basketball Assistant Coach

Nicolô Aleo: Basketball Recruiting Coordinator

April Sicam: Volleyball Head Coach

Alice Genna: Volleyball Recruiting Coordinator

Andrea Dupplicato: Rugby Head Coach

Michele Pancani: Lacrosse Head Coach

Giacomo Castelli: Tennis Head Coach

Samuele Contestabile: Tennis Recruiting Coordinator

Giorgio Scarpecci: Lacrosse & Rugby recruiting coordinator

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