“I am delighted and humbled to announce that I have verbally committed to Purdue University Northwest of Indiana to further my academic and athletic career.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to this accomplishment starting off with my parents who were somehow able to put up with all the trouble and work it took to get me here. They are my number one supporters and I couldn’t put into words how much their constant support and time truly means to me.
When I talk about Olympiacos Chicago the first thing that comes to my mind is family. I have learned a lot by being part of this club, the great coaches, the great people that support the club, and having looking up to many of the players that have passed through its great developmental system. Olympiacos Chicago has helped me mature, and it is a great honor and feeling knowing that the younger players of the club look up to me the same way I did looking up to others as I was going through the ranks.
Our trip to Greece was a total new experience for me, as for the first time ever I visited Europe to see the resident academy, and see the pro’s train! The experience taught me and helped me improve my game mentally and skill wise. Having lifted a US Club Regional Championship, and two US Club National championships is an unreal dream! Most kids dream of having at least one, and I was able to get all three of them!
Every college coach that I talked to through my recruiting process already knew and recognized the club’s level and how many players have come out and played at the college level because of this successful program.
I love this club and what it stands for! I am forever grateful to have an opportunity to represent Olympiacos Chicago and ready to represent the club at the college level. To me Olympiacos Chicago will always be family, and forever I will be a “Red & White”.
One Passion. One Dream. One Academy. One Family.”
– Sebastian Contreras