Dave Dilanni | Head Coach | Women’s Soccer | Grand Valley State University

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

  • High character
  • Athletic
  • Passion for the game
  • Willingness to improve and be coached
  • Leadership potential


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

A player from inner city environment who had no parents in the picture while having guardianship by a grandmother. Raw technically but unbelievable athleticism. Willingness to learn and please were off the charts.  Not only won 2 National Championships and graduated, but also ran two years of track  at a high level.