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Gabri Commits to University of New Hampshire!

Date Posted: 8/18/2014

Q: “Gabri, Congratulations on your decision to play at University of New Hampshire!  Can you tell us about your recruiting process to provide some insight for our younger players?"

A. "When I started playing volleyball, I always knew I wanted to play in college. Having that mindset, I started the recruiting process when I came to Wildcat Juniors my sophomore year.  I first made a list of the schools that I was interested in, whether is was D1 or D3. It's important to keep all you options open. Then, my parents would take film of some of my matches to send to my list of schools. If some schools expressed interest, then you have to continue to email or call them with updates to let them know that you are interested. During my junior year I started to get more attention from schools and started to go on more visits. I fell in love with University of New Hampshire the moment I stepped on campus. The coaching staff and players really made me feel welcomed and I knew it was going to be a great fit!"

 

Q: "How has Wildcat Jrs. prepared or helped you through the college recruiting process?”

A. "Wildcat Juniors has done so much to get me to where I am today. If you tell your coach that you have schools coming to watch you, they will be more then willing to talk to the coach and put in a good word for you. All of the coaches have great connections in the volleyball world and they really use that to help the players with their recruiting process. Also, Wildcat Jrs. makes sure that we are all very educated and familiar with how to have the most successful recruiting process possible. I am so thankful to all the coaches at Wildcats Jrs. because I know that they really have our best interest at heart. Thanks so much!!!"

 

Q: "Is there is any advice you would give our younger Wildcat Jrs. players that want to pursue playing volleyball in college?"

A. "One thing that I feel is important when playing, is to always play hard. You don't just want to play your best when a coach is coming to watch you. It's also important to remember that college coaches are looking at more than just your athletic skills. They want to see your attitude on and off the court. Having a good attitude is something that will make college coaches notice you. I would also recommend making a basic skills video to show what you are capable of. Lastly, enjoy playing and take advantage of all the opportunities that Wildcat Jrs. has to offer!"