Vista Athletics


Jasper Löffelsend | University of Pittsburgh

  • 2022 MLS Draft to Real Salt Lake City
  • 50th place in the College Soccer Ranking of “TopDrawerSoccer” for the 2021 season from over 6000 college players
  • 2020 & 2021 ACC Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2020 All-American First Team
  • 2020-2021 MAC Herman Trophy semifinalist
Jasper Löffelsend

Vista Athlete Jasper Löffelsend was drafted by Real Salt Lake City with 81st pick in the 2022 MLS Draft. He is the only German who has been selected in this years' draft.

After an outstanding college career at the University of Pittsburgh, the 24 year old two time ACC Defensive Player of the Year and All-American First Team will have a chance to compete for a contract in the MLS now.

Jasper serves as a role model of what we describe as the alternative career path. He is an example of a player that competed in the Men's Regionalliga and Oberliga but did not break into one of the first three professional leagues right away.

During his time at the University of Pittsburgh, he took advantage of the professional setting and showcased his talent and strong work ethic which helped him to develop further as a player and person. Now, he is ready to take the next step in his professional career.

Jasper is the first Vista Player who was selected in the MLS Draft, but certainly will not be the last. We at Vista Athletics are committed to represent excellent players along with a clear mind set.

On behold of the whole Vista Family we congratulate to a historic accomplishment and wish you nothing but the best for the future.

Jasper Löffelsend
Jasper Löffelsend


Jasper came on and made quite the impact.

Publication: Jul 05 2022 at 05:01 pm

Paul Wiese | University of Virginia

"Vista Athletics made my dream come true of being a student athlete. They are creating a friendly environment, but work very professional. If I had a question I got always a quick and solid answer, even after the placement. I am very happy that I took the step to the USA together with Vista Athletics. I'm looking forward to seeing them again!"

Katja Orschmann | Lynn University

Nemo Philipp | UC Santa Barbara

Honors Nemo Philipp

  • April 2020 Rookie of the Week

"Saint Joseph's freshman Nemo Philipp earned Rookie of the Week honors. The awards, announced Monday and presented by Biosteel, are for games played Mar. 29 - Apr. 4.

Philipp totaled five points on two goals and a helper in SJU's 2-0 week. In SJU's 2-1 road win over Rhode Island, the midfielder from Hamburg, Germany, earned the assist on the match-winner in the 90th minute. He then went on to score both goals in SJU's 2-1 road win over UMBC for his first collegiate goals."

Valentin Kurz | Saint Mary's College of California

"I appreciate the personal guidance at Vista Athletics. Even after I signed at Saint Mary's College and completed the actual placement, I was able to continue to rely on Vista if I had any questions or problems."

  • 2019 Freshman Team of West Coast Conference
  • 2019 Champion West Coast Conference
  • 6th most minutes on the team as Freshman
Valentin Kurz

Jan Riecke | Harvard University

Kyran Chambron Pinho | Southern Methodist University

Luca Naumann | Lipscomb University

Luca Naumann

"At Vista the family environment is most important for me. Vista always tries to support me with sportive and academic as well as personal matters. The well-being of the player always comes first!"

Thomas Gilej | Ohio State University

"I am very happy that I had chosen Vista and a football scholarship in the US - it was the right decision! I always had the feeling that it was about me as a person, as a student and as a player, and that my wishes and my ideas were taken into account. I was able to speak to Vista with all questions and problems that arose in the process. Even now, already on site in the US, I can still count on the support of Vista. "

Aneta Gilej - Mother of Thomas:

"Vista was definitely the right decision for me, and especially for my son! I was able to say all of my concerns and expectations that came up. They were taken into account throughout the process. I always felt I was part of the process. The latest developments and progress were always communicated with me. Especially in this difficult time with COVID-19, Vista was always transparent about the consequences of the pandemic for studying in the USA. I have always been satisfied with the cooperation and can only report very positive things."

Thomas Gilej

Mattis Koch | Missouri State University

"Vista Athletics stands for optimal support in every circumstance. I feel in good hands with Vista!"

David Bauer | Lynn University

"Transparent, cooperative and honest - these three characteristics fit perfectly with Vista Athletics. The support from Jan, Sören and Maurits is individual and very informal. Personally, I can highly recommend Vista Athletics to every athlete who has the dream to study and play soccer in the US."

Referenzen | David Bauer

Jakob Gundermann | University of Toronto

Alex Hartmann | Saint Joseph's University

Honors Alex Hartmann

  • 2019 SJU Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2019 SJU Rookie of the Year
  • 3rd most minutes on the team as freshman
  • Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the week (9/9/19)
    Alex Hartmann

    Paul Mues | University of Wisconsin - Green Bay

    Paul Mues

    Olaf Mues - Father of Paul:

    “If you have any problems or questions, the Vista team is always available and will help you find a solution. The Vista team has always given us dedicated support, especially in connection with the modalities of the visa and other formalities. Our son has been in Green Bay since 2019. The Vista team is still our first point of contact for questions."

    Mark Bloom

    Mark Bloom (33), former professional soccer player at MLS. He played for Atlanta United and Toronto FC, where he played with Michael Bradley, Sebastian Giovinco, Júlio César and Jermain Defoe. As a former team mate of Jan at Berry College, he was so kind to share his experience as a student athlete in the video below: