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Recruitment: What Athletes Should Look For In A College Sports Program

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Katie Saylor (@saylorwillrun) played and coached Lacrosse at Division III Wellesley College. She continued pursuing her passion in sports by earning her M.B.A. and Master's in Sport Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Katie spent two years as a member of PCA's Marketing team from 2014-2016. Now you can find Katie teaching, coaching, and advising students at The Nueva School (@nuevaschool). She became a PCA trainer in 2015 and loves to meet student-athletes from across the Bay Area.

In this video, Katie explains her recruiting trip to Wellesley College and how she knew it was the right place for her to play lacrosse. Finding the right team was not about the location or that she would have an opportunity to play the sport in college. In order to find the right school and team, identifying a connection with people was most important.

Playing college sports is about more than just the sport, but about the family you will join and become a part of away from home. Discovering connections with the people in your new family, such as teammates and coaches, is a vital part of picking your school.

For more insights on recruiting, check out the 6 Stages All Recruits Must Go Through To Play In College.