Logan Commits to Emerson!
Date Posted: 3/18/2019
Q: Congratulations on your decision to play at Emerson! Can you tell us about your recruiting process to provide some insight for our younger players?
A: Thank you! I actually started the recruiting process super late, around the end of my Junior year when a lot of my other teammates were committing. Up until that point, I was pretty adamant about choosing a school based on what I wanted study, and not based on where I could play. Little did I know, I could have both. Going into the process, I knew that I didn’t want to play at a Division I school, and that I wanted to major in Film Production. I started by making a list of schools that I was interested in attending that I knew had strong programs in film, and then I researched their volleyball programs. I knocked off some schools that way, and was left with two schools that I was really interested in, Emerson being one of them. I then began sending emails and recruitment videos, and both schools ended up needing a middle blocker, which was fortunate. I kept in contact with the two coaches, which lead to camps and visits over the summer. While I was walking around the campus at Emerson, I knew I was at home. The volleyball program was what I wanted, and they are also one the top 10 film schools in the country, which was a huge plus for me. And so, my decision was made!
Q: How has Wildcat Jrs. prepared or helped you through the college recruiting process?
A: I worked closely with my coach, Cassie, on deciding which school I really wanted to go to, and what would be the best fit for me. I was really afraid of making a choice that I would regret, and Cassie helped me realize that it was my choice to make, and not anyone else’s. I also think that Wildcats, and my team especially, has provided me with a competitive environment that allowed me to really grow as a player. As someone on the smaller side of middle hitters, I’ve had to push myself to compete with bigger girls and my time at Cats has helped a lot with that.
Q. Is there any advice you would give our younger Wildcat Jrs. players that want to pursue playing volleyball in college?
A: I think knowing what you want, and being willing to put in the time and effort to get there is one of the most important things. Recruitment can be stressful and there will be times when you’re staring at the video you’ve put together for the 100th time trying to figure out if it’s finally perfect. Nobody wants to present themselves to their first choice school and get rejected. But sometimes, pressing send is half the battle. Be willing to put yourself out there, and if you don’t get the results you want, be open to things you might not have considered and you might just find the perfect school for you.