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) But 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.