Lindsay Massengale | Assistant Coach | Women’s Soccer | Northeastern University

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

It’s difficult to say exactly what we are looking for because it changes from year to year because of the different positions in need. But what we look for generally from a recruit is athleticism, is she a competitor, how is her work ethic, does she communicate, and then we also try to find one special quality about her that makes her stand out among the rest.

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

We had a freshman player come in this past year and really step up for us on the field. We didn’t really expect much from her, but her work ethic and never quit attitude on the field gave her a starting position all year. She was one of our best midfielders and we could always count on her to do the job. She is a competitor and hates to lose and it shows when she plays.