IFL’s Kovalski earns football scholarship in US

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
February 21, 2017 04:08
: ISRAEL FOOTBALL PLAYER Yaniv Kovalski signs his commitment forms to play for the American college

: ISRAEL FOOTBALL PLAYER Yaniv Kovalski signs his commitment forms to play for the American college Stonehill Skyhawks next season while attending school there. . (photo credit: Courtesy)

Israel national team offensive linesman Yaniv Kovalski will play for the Stonehill College Skyhawks next season, receiving a scholarship at the Roman Catholic, liberal arts college located in Easton, Massachusetts.

The 22-year-old came through the Israeli youth league sponsored by Robert Kraft, the owner of NFL champions the New England Patriots, and has won two Israel Football League titles with the Judean Rebels.

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Kovalski has filed a request to shorten his IDF service so that he will be able to already move to the US in June.

“I hope that we will see more Israelis join me,” said Kovalski. “I went through this process without any prior knowledge or mentors who could help me with their experience. I have acquired a lot of knowledge about the process and would be happy to share it with others.”


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