Scott Fridley | Head Coach | Men’s Soccer | Anderson University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

The Right Fit

Academics 1st,  Major Expectations

Ethical Manner, 2nd

Leadership and Role Positioning, 3rd

Athletic Status, 4th


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

I have had many stories of kids that had a hard time in class. We have used the soccer model to keep them in class and help them build into academic success. I have had to send kids home with a list of things to accomplish before we let them back into school. At this level NCAA III, I always have kids that are a longshots but are willing to put in the time and effort and we are able to get them to a high enough standard to be competitive.

My admission director came in the mid 90’s and thought he would not play until his junior or senior year. (neither did I) ┬áBut his shear determination and work ethic got him on the field 8 games in his freshmen year (senior got hurt). He never relinquished his spot the next 3 years.