Freshman athletes travel from across the world

Updated: August 28, 2017 at 10:55 a.m.

Freshman student-athletes currently on rosters come to Foggy Bottom from 15 different countries and six different continents. Out of the 110 student-athletes in the Class of 2021, 16 of them represent nations other than the U.S. and the remaining 94 freshmen come from 25 different U.S. states.

Yonah Bromberg Gaber | Graphics Editor

Map Source: Freevectormaps.com. Robinson Projection.

Over the past five years, the percentage of incoming freshman that come from abroad has increased each year. Since fall of 2013, the proportion of international athletes in the incoming class has grown about 7 percent.

Men’s soccer has brought in 10 international students over the past five years, the most of any team during that time. Men’s soccer and men’s squash are the only teams that have brought in at least one international student every year over that stretch.

Three teams – men’s water polo and both men’s and women’s tennis – have entire incoming classes made up of solely international players.

Men’s basketball
Javier Langarcia
Bilbao, Spain

Golf
Clifford Thompson
Broederstroom, South Africa

Men’s soccer
Oscar Haynes Brown
West Sussex, England

Men’s squash
Mohammad Alterki
Mishref, Kuwait

Inaki de Laurrari Coral
Bogota, Columbia

Men’s swimming and diving
Yousef Ragab
Alexandria, Egypt

Ori Terletski
Bat-Yam, Israel

Men’s tennis
Kaan Tuna
Istanbul, Turkey

Men’s water polo
Andras Levai
Budapest, Hungary

Kerim Sismanoglu
Istanbul, Turkey

Vaios Vlahotasios
Athens, Greece

Women’s squash
Vedika Arunachalam
Tamil Nadu, India

Zoe Foo Yuk Han
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Women’s swimming and diving
Anrea Ho
Perth, Australia

Tali Lemcoff
Kibbutz Yakum, Israel

Women’s tennis
Julia Herlogsson
Gothenburg, Sweden

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