My College Recruiting Tip today about playing at the NCAA Division II level was inspired after I received an email from Chris Klein. Chris is the father of my former client, Katie Klein. Katie just finished her freshman year at Regis University which is a NCAA Division II program in Denver, Colorado.
Katie was a highly recruited student athlete who had interest and offers from Division I programs throughout the country. Regis was the “perfect” fit and she realized it almost the moment she stepped on campus! The campus was charming, Coach Frank Lavrisha had the coaching style that Katie felt the most comfortable with, and the academics are excellent.
In my experience, I have found many talented student athletes struggle with the idea of playing in Division II for a variety of reasons. Ego is a huge factor, but outside influence from coaches and teammates are a major contributor as well. There are many misconceptions when it comes to being recruited to play at the Division II level. One of the myths I often run into is that the volleyball matches will not be well attended. There is something special about playing for a large crowd of peers! When I sit down with an athlete to learn about what they are looking for in their college experience, I ask them to describe what they envision. School spirit is very important to the majority of my athletes, as is a quality education!
I felt it was important to share the video from Katie’s season where she earned many rewards including: RMAC Tournament MVP, Team MVP, and she set the record for kills and hitting percentage for freshman at Regis. The video is well done and it captures the spirit and energy that Regis has to offer it’s volleyball players. I am so proud of Katie for all of her accomplishments! Her experience at Regis is what I consider to be the ultimate success story.
If you want help finding your student athletes “perfect” fit, call or email me today to set up a FREE consultation. My email address is Kara@myrecruitingsolutions.com and my phone number is 888-354-0052.