DoGo Soccer ADVISORS
Co-Owner & President
Growing up in Troy, NY, Brandon started his youth soccer career at Brunswick Soccer Club before transitioning to the Albany Alleycats at the age of 12. In high school, Brandon captained the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association Olympic Development Program (ODP) Team and was later entered into the Region 1 ODP Pool. From the Regional Pool, he was selected to play on the Region 1 ODP Team where he traveled internationally playing elite youth soccer. As Captain, Brandon also led his Troy High School Varsity Soccer Team to win Sectionals - the first time in school history - and was nominated to be Section 2 'Player of the Year' (2013). During Brandon's senior year of high school, he was accepted into the New Visions 'STEM' program hosted at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There he took Physics I and II while exploring engineering through applied STEM coursework. Brandon graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and the NYS Regents Diploma with Advanced Designation and Honors.
Brandon used these experiences as a springboard to receive recruiting interest from over 65 colleges. Combining his athletic and academic achievements, Brandon decided to attend Williams College where he was a 4-year starter on the Men's Soccer Team. At Williams, Brandon was a NEISL Senior All-Star, All-NESCAC Nominee, and All-New England Region Nominee. The team also made it to the NCAA DIII Final Four his freshman year.
Brandon graduated Williams College with a B.A. in Economics, and went on to work for an economic development organization in Hudson, NY. In 2018, Brandon co-founded the YES Initiative with former Williams teammates: Patrick Gordon and TL Guest. YES Initiative is a nonprofit organization in Pittsfield, MA focused on college access and success for under-resourced student-athletes.
Brandon has 10+ years of experience in the college athletic recruiting process as both a player and advisor. His network of college coaches spans across the country. He has seen firsthand the transformative power of college athletics, and is passionate about supporting student-athletes as they navigate this significant life decision.
Co-Owner & Advisor
Raised in Woburn, Massachusetts, Patrick is a first generation American with both parents from Guyana. Patrick began High School at Lexington Christian Academy where he led the LCA Lions to repeat Eastern Independent League Soccer Championships. In search of new academic and footballing challenges, Patrick transferred to The Brooks School as a repeat sophomore. The next three seasons at Brooks resulted in 2nd place Independent School League (ISL) finishes (2010, 2011), a Top 3 NE Prep School soccer ranking (3rd in 2011) and an ISL Championship (2012). Patrick was also named all-ISL Honorable mention in 2012, scoring one goal and assisting 10 goals in 16 matches. Graduating Cum Laude from Brooks in 2013 with a High Distinction in English and Distinction in History, Patrick was on the honor roll all semesters in addition to being a Senior Prefect and Dorm Prefect. Patrick also played club soccer for the New England Aztec, who were ranked second in Massachusetts as U-17’s and U-18’s (2011-2012). Eligible to play in the National Premier League (U-18/U-19 top age group tier) in 2013, Patrick went on to lead the NE Aztec to an NPL regional title and Semi Final Appearance at the 2013 NPL Nationals.
Continuing onto Williams College in the fall of 2013, Patrick appeared in 32 of 38 possible matches as a Freshman and Sophomore, notching 2 goals and 2 assists -- highlighted by a journey to the NCAA Final Four in 2013. Patrick missed his Junior season in 2015 due to a knee injury that required surgery. Taking a fall semester off from Williams to preserve his eligibility led to an opportunity to assistant coach in the ISL with the Rivers Varsity Boys Soccer team and be the head coach of the Rivers Middle School Boys B Soccer team. Patrick chose to forgo his final season of eligibility at Williams and focused his efforts on a research project he had begun on the lack of diversity in higher education athletics. That research project has grown into the YES Initiative, a non-profit focused on college access and success for under-resourced student-athletes where Patrick serves as the Executive Director. Patrick graduated from Williams College as a political economy major in 2017.
Having seen the full range of the spectrum of how a college sports career can go, Patrick is passionate about preparing student athletes to use their college sports experience for personal and holistic development in college and life beyond. Patrick is continuously striving to help people overcome challenges and see their dreams come to fruition.
Rashid is originally from Tamale, Ghana, and began playing soccer at the age of 6. Rashid’s technical skills and soccer acumen led him to a prestigious scholarship at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut where he played four years of high school varsity soccer. These four years culminated in leading the team to multiple Founders League titles and three New England Championships in 2008, 2009, and 2011. Rashid garnered several accolades in high school including All-Founders League, All-Western New England, and Connecticut All-State selections.
After graduating from Hotchkiss, Rashid attended Williams College, where he was a four year starter on a team that became a two-time NCAA Final Four finalist. He spent two seasons with the Real Boston Rams, the New England Revolution’s PDL affiliate in the summers of 2014 and 2015. At Williams, Rashid received the following post-season awards: 4x All NESCAC Team selections, 2x NSCAA All-New England, and NCAA All-Tournament Team. He was named Williams College, NESCAC and ECAC Rookie of the Year in 2012, and graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in Economics.
After graduating from Williams, Rashid played semi professionally for New York Cosmos B, before returning to Williams College to serve as an assistant coach with the men’s soccer program. Rashid brings a combined 8+ years of experience in the College athletic recruiting process as a student-athlete, a college coach, and a mentor.
Rashid received his MBA from Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in 2020, and currently works in management consulting but is excited to join DoGo as a consultant as he believes that soccer can transform lives, as it did his.