Yousef Al Otaiba (https://www.facebook.com/Yousef-Al-Otaiba-162542037255423/), UAE ambassador to the United States, launched the soccer program in 2010 as a way of giving back to underserved communities across the U.S. The Cleveland soccer field is just one of several facilities donated by the embassy through the program.
A great example of a stellar lacrosse team and program is the Loyola Greyhounds of the University of Maryland. They are a Division one program who won the entire NCAA tournament in 2012, as well as winning there conference in 2014. They have seen 22 NCAA tournament appearances starting in 1979 and feature recent standout players like Sean Hecker.
Success Beyond Sports: How athletic skills give former collegiate players a leg-up in the professional world
The financial services industry is a great realm for former and current athletes to take advantage of their fine-tuned quick decision-making, strategy development and game plan execution skills. Sean Hecker, former lacrosse captain at Loyola University in Maryland, has been excelling at his work in the international steel trading industry for the past four years. Today, with a leadership position at Redstar Industries LLC, Hecker utilizes his skills obtained as an athlete in both the sales and financial realms.