Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?
We look at technical ability- In soccer it is first touch- and being able to play under pressure-with front runners their ability to score goals- when looking at defenders-and mid fielders it is their ability to win 50/50 balls/mental and physical toughness-applies to all–
When that is present we look at work rate- and if that’s there- it’s overall character- in the interview process it is important to be nice to your parents- It shows how you treat authority.
Could you give an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?
I had a player that was very slow and not that technical- She worked so hard on her first touch and her ability to beat players one v one. She worked every day and played with the men so her speed of play improved so much. I was going to cut her and she captained the team her senior year-We were very successful that year as well.