Ruby Commits to University of New Hampshire!
Date Posted: 1/20/2015
Q: “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: "I started my recruiting process the summer after my sophomore year. The coaches at Wildcat Juniors suggested at the start of my 16s club season that I make a highlight video. I collected tape that my dad had made of my tournaments throughout the past season and I created a highlight tape. I made a list of the schools I was interested in and sent the video to those schools on the list. When they started expressing interest, I emailed back and forth with them, kept in contact, and made a few unofficial college visits. The coaches at the University of New Hampshire contacted Wildcat Juniors and my high school coach and watched one of my high school tournaments in the fall of my junior year. After that, I flew out to visit the University of New Hampshire and immediately felt at home there! Finding a school that offered the type of volleyball program and the academic atmosphere I wanted was very important to me, and UNH was the perfect school!"
Q: "How has Wildcat Jrs. prepared or helped you through the college recruiting process?”
A: "Wildcat Juniors has played a huge role in my recruiting process. My coaches played on a college team, which really sparked my early interest in playing at the next level. My family and I weren’t very familiar with the whole recruiting process, and the coaching staff was more than happy to help us. The knowledgeable coaching staff helped turn my dream of playing in college into a reality."
Q: "Is there is any advice you would give our younger Wildcat Jrs. players that want to pursue playing volleyball in college?”
A: "I would suggest looking around at all types of schools: different divisions, big and small, urban and rural. Getting an idea of different kinds of schools really helped me understand what I was looking for in a college. Also, playing with heart is something that college coaches really look for in a player. Whether your team is winning or losing, if you play your hardest and show passion throughout the game, coaches will notice. Overall, just enjoy playing the sport! Every time you go to practice or drive out to a tournament, you should enjoy the opportunity to get to play on such an elite level club such as Wildcat Juniors, and to form incredible bonds with your teammates."