In this article, we provide more information about student-athlete Mats Jansen. Additionally, you will find at the bottom of this article the video in which Mats talks more about himself.

Sports: Men’s Soccer

Entry semester: Fall 2025

Mats is 17 years old, lives in Amsterdam, and is a left-footed footballer who hopes to further develop his skills in America.

When Mats was 5 years old, he started playing football. This came about because he saw it on TV and then decided he wanted to do it too. Mats is an open and social boy who always likes to help everyone. He also wants to be the best at everything, which always pushes him to the limit in school and sports.

On the field, Mats is a true team player and always wants the best for the team. He is coachable himself but also enjoys coaching his own teammates. He is very fast and likes to play forward, which makes him a good leftback.

In the USA, Mats hopes to become the best version of himself in sports and personally. He also hopes to make many new friends, win many beautiful prizes, bring out the best in his teammates, and create a good atmosphere within the team.

 “I will always fight for the team and try to turn bad things in something positives”
Hester van der Lek

Would you like to see more of Mats? Watch the video below where he introduces himself.