Palmerston North midfielder Nick Roydhouse, 22, who transferred from Hartwick College to play football for Syracuse University in New York, is profiled by local publication The Daily Orange. In 27, Roydhouse was part of New Zealand’s national soccer team that travelled to Canada to compete in the FIFA Under-2 World Cup. “Our first game we had in Toronto, and we played against Portugal in a packed stadium,” Roydhouse said. “Just walking out, the roar was incredible. The part that I didn’t really expect was when the national anthem came on, and I realised how much I loved my country.” Now, Roydhouse brings that international experience to Syracuse. Roydhouse is enrolled in the Martin J. Whitman School of Management.