I would like to go to the U.S because in France it is not really possible to combine my academic studies with high soccer level. I cannot choose between the two, so the U.S solution would be perfect to me. I want to continue to improve my soccer level and to play in high level. I really want to help the team, I am persistent and determined. I will put a lot of efforts and sacrifices to progress and be a great addition in the team. I also want to represent my university and discover a new soccer league. It is also a good opportunity to improve my English level and discover a new culture, to get to know new people.  For the professional goal, I want to study things related to sport, particular paramedical sport. I want to have my college diploma with a mention to reach my future goals afterwards.
Placement year
Year of Birth

Information on Ines BALAGHNI

Academic achievements

High School graduation : June 2024
GPA : 3.9
Major : Exercice Sciences

SAT : none
TOEFL/Duolingo : pending

Athletic performances

5’4 ft ft and 114 lbs
Position: Winger / Forward
Club : Grenoble
Division: U19 National

Season Average playing time : 20 » (and 90 » the last 2 games)
I am playing at the highest National French level this year, and I did started 8 games


What makes you different?

I believe what makes me different is my great perseverance as I always want to do more and be better. I never give up even if it’s very difficult. I want to win and become a better version of myself. For instance, this year was my first year as a part of the U19 women national team. It was hard but I kept up even though I didn’t play much (15-20mn per match) I kept training during practice and outside too. I never gave up. It paid because in the last two games I played the whole time and my performances were good.

Why do you want to play in the U.S college system?

I want to compete in college because it is a great opportunity to keep studying while also continuing soccer. Moreover, the facilities in college are very good, very developed and the staff is . The women soccer is enhanced in USA contrary to France. It is also the opportunity to represent the college in new leagues for me. It would be a great honor for me to represent my university in a competition.

Soccer and Life goals

I really want to become a professional player and I will do everything that I can to not have any regrets. If I don’t succeed, I won’t have any regrets because I would have done everything to succeed and that’s how it’ll be. At the same time my professional goal is to become a chiropractor.

Additional Information

I was part of the Ain departmental selection for 5 years and the Haute Savoie selection for 1 year. I am very athletic as I finished 3rd at the departmental cross-country race in Ain and 15th at the academic cross-country race in Lyon. I like any sport in general.

The word of Ines BALAGHNI

« Great win this season against Dijon FC, with 9 international players on their team «