Our Team

Anne Renfrew Lepesant

Anne received her AB from Princeton University and her MBA from INSEAD in France. She has over 20 years’ experience in finance, both in France and the U.S. She speaks English, French and Spanish.

Anne was involved in the admission process for both Princeton and INSEAD from 1998 through 2018. A Division I varsity tennis player herself, she specializes in assisting student-athletes find the right college fit. She has also advised families on saving for college and applying for financial aid.

When not working with student-athletes, Anne is a senior writer for SwimSwam where she covers swimming and water polo, from age-group level competitions to the Olympic Games. She has personal relationships with an ever-growing number of college and club coaches, both in the United States and throughout Europe.

Patrice Filin

Patrice received a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics from the College of Business at James Madison University and also holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management and Human Resources from La Sorbonne in Paris. He has over 20 years of experience in Sports Business Management as a PE teacher, high school coach, and Athletic Director at the International School of LA and a Soccer Academy Director at PSG Academy LA.

Patrice has coached and advised many athletes from France to pursue the US college athletic Student route just as he did.

Patrice experienced first-hand what it takes to be an elite youth athlete since, after playing at the U17 national level for the Paris Football Club, he was preselected by the U18 French national team and was offered professional tryouts before a major injury prevented him from pursuing it further. He went on to win two French National Championships playing with US Ivry and Levallois SC. He then was offered and took up a full scholarship to play Division I soccer at James Madison University, a top-20 US soccer program.

Patrice lives with his wife and 3 boys between Paris, Florida, and Los Angeles where he manages several sports entities and is also an advisor for elite athletes.

Chancellor Ramirez

Chancellor earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environmental Studies from UCLA in 2017. Arguably the top high school water polo recruit in the United States, he was a four-year varsity player at UCLA and contributed to the Bruins’ national titles in 2014 and 2015. He was a member of the USA National Team from 2012-2021, representing Team USA at three FINA World Championships – Barcelona, Spain in 2013, Budapest, Hungary in 2017, and Gwangju, South Korea in 2019; three World University Games – in 2013, 2015, and 2017; and the Pan American Games in 2019, where the Americans took home gold.

After graduating from UCLA, Chancellor embarked on a pro water polo career in Europe, playing with Circolo Nautico Posillipo team (Naples, Italy), Apollon Smyrnis team (Athens, Greece), and VK Šabac (Šabac, Serbia). He finished his professional career back in Athens, where he played for Palaio Faliro.

Chancellor works mainly with aquatic sports athletes, but he has been instrumental on a number of engagements and continues to build his portfolio of placements.

Scott Heimbrodt

Scott received a BS in Business Administration-Marketing from the University of Southern California. He specializes in helping student athletes, and their families, get recruited and find a great academic and athletic fit. He is committed to assisting families develop an informed, thorough, and independent approach to navigating the college athletics recruiting process with confidence, while understanding and appreciating the individual needs of each family and prospective student-athlete. Scott provides clients with sound planning and practical guidance as they prepare for what will be one of the most significant life decisions their children will make.
Scott has a proven track record in advertising, marketing and technology building and leading teams to above market results and record client satisfaction. His experience spans across corporate management, account services, sales and sales management for marketing technology platform companies and advertising agencies. Scott is a strategic leader who is both an individual contributor, a team builder and leader.

Morgan Despres

Morgan received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Movement Science from Texas Christian University, and is currently working towards earning her Master’s of Science Degree in Exercise Science at the University of West Florida. After graduating from TCU, Morgan used her fifth year of NCAA eligibility to begin graduate school and swim at UWF, where she earned All-American honors at the NCAA DII national championships.
Having swum at three colleges, successfully navigating the transfer process twice, Morgan has invaluable experience in collegiate athletics competing at the Division I Power 5, Division I Mid-Major, and Division II levels of the NCAA. Morgan currently lives in Pensacola, Florida, where she works as a swim coach with Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club. Additionally, Morgan works as a research assistant in UWF’s biomechanics lab.

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