How did the school you chose separate itself from the others you considered?
St. Johns really separated themselves from the others due to being in a metropolitan environment such as NYC. I really wanted to be close to a city. St. Johns also has a top business school which is what I would like to study. My connection with the coaching staff was also very important.
How would you describe your recruiting process overall?
My overall recruiting process was relatively fast, but extremely exciting. Waking up on September 1st with contacts from college coaches was one of the best feelings I’ve ever had.
What was your favorite part of the recruiting process?
My favorite part was telling Coach Miller that I was verbally committing to the University of St. Johns. I felt like I had finally accomplished my goal of playing college lacrosse and that all the hard work over the years had payed off. I know that I still have a lot of work in front of me but committing was a huge step for me.
What opportunities and information assisted you during your recruiting process?
Ryan and the entire 24/7 staff helped me thoroughly throughout the entire process from what I needed to do leading up to my junior summer all the way through making the call to Coach Miller to give a verbal commitment. We were guided through everything the entire way and could always go to the staff with any questions we might have.
Did you feel like you had support from the Team 24/7 Staff during your process? If so, how?
Absolutely. I had support of the entire staff throughout the entire process. Ryan spends a lot of time talking to coaches about me and my teammates which helped pave the way for the opportunity I have before me at St. Johns.
What individual or showcase events, if any, did you find the most beneficial during your process?
I attended Showtime in 2018, along with multiple other prospect days but what I found most beneficial was the tournaments that we go to as a team. We were always playing at some of the best tournaments in the Summer and Fall so we were getting looked at by most coaches. We just had to play our best at those events.
What would you tell younger players or parents to help them prepare for the recruiting process?
Take your time and enjoy the process. Don’t stress about not having a bunch of contacts on September 1st. If you want to play college lacrosse, you will find a home somewhere. Trust Coach Ryan and his staff in everything they do, because they know what’s best for your interests and for your future and will be realistic with where you can play.