Ryan Perrotte | Assistant Coach | Men’s Volleyball | IPFW

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

The qualities that our program is looking for in a potential student-athlete are good work ethic, good student, leadership, willingness to make others around him better, skills/talented, being competitive, and athletic.

 

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

An example of a current or former player who exceeded our expectations took place several years ago during our back to back final four years. This player was not the most athletic or the most talented player we had in the gym. The reasons why this player excelled was because he took it upon himself daily to prepare himself to the best of his given ability and utilize it in a way that helped the betterment of the team – through leadership, his work ethic, competitiveness, etc. Subsequently, through his play in the national semi-finals, it raised the level of our team and we beat the #1 seed to advance to the national championships.