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Coaches Recruit Athletes That Play Best For Their Teammates

Coaches Recruit Athletes That Play Best For Their Teammates

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Anne Walker was named the Margot and Mitch Milias Director of Women’s Golf (@StanfordWGolf) in 2012, quickly establishing herself as one of the top college coaches in the country. She has guided the Cardinal to four consecutive NCAA Championships berths, and captured the first national title in program history during the 2014-15 season.

While good grades and elite skills are obvious things that Walker looks for in recruits, she also seriously takes into account what kind of person the recruit is. For Walker, it is about more than just ability. She looks for high character people who get along well with her as well as the team. Players that are willing to dig deep and play hard for their teammates instead of themselves is what ultimately leads to the most success for Walker and her team.