Jack Wilson is a former Boston University Lacrosse captain for the 2018 season. During the season, he amassed a number of awards, including being named to the Tewaaraton Watch List and Patriot League Second Team. Jack talks about why he chose BU, how a high school athlete can get on a coaches radar and the
The Bowling Green Falcons ice hockey team is headed up by a former Miami RedHawks player Chris Bergeron. The Falcons compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. In 1984 They won the NCAA DI championship defeating the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs in the longest championship game in the tournament’s history. Cameron Wright plays forward for the team
Maddie Monahan likes building things. She is a trendsetter, who is not afraid to deviate from the norm. Those characteristics don’t only describe Monahan as an engineering student, but also as a member of the Lehigh field hockey program. Monahan’s interest in engineering began in high school and has blossomed since, eventually leading to her
Being a Division 1 student-athlete comes with a mixture of either feeling like you are a big deal on campus or you are just another student. Many great things come out of being a college athlete, but there are some hurdles you must get over. Being on a DI women’s basketball team you have to
Bill Roberts is the Men’s Swimming & Diving Head Coach for the U.S. Naval Academy. He hails from Aurora, New York and went to school at Springfield College. Roberts has been the head coach for 15 seasons at the academy and has been with the program for a total of 18 years. In each of
With the 2018-19 NCAA football season getting increasingly exciting with each passing week as Bowl Season approaching, we wanted to make a post focusing on a set of very highly respected academic institutions whose respective football program won’t be in the conversation for the College Football Playoff Semi-Final; the Ivy League programs. Don’t let the
A Rhodes College athlete was concerned for her mental health. Making the transition from high school to college life can be an arduous process for young adults. The transition happened to be extremely challenging for one student-athlete who was about to play her sport at the collegiate level. Former Rhodes College golfer Jessica Ritter (’15)
When doing research in the recruiting process for my daughter I came across the LRT Sports website. I was immediately intrigued as this was another dimension of the recruiting process that many people don't even consider. My daughter and I could "short list" schools based on the education she was looking for, as well as the opportunity to play her sport. LRT Sports not only gave us pertinent information into the recruiting process with different interviews of coaches and players, it also gave us insight into current and/or former players' opinions on the coach of that school in her sport. We could use this information to re-prioritize my daughters list of schools based on this feedback. I have many friends that are, or will be, going through this process shortly and I highly recommend using LRT Sports as part of anyone's recruiting process.
The college process presents a myriad of challenges. Factor in athletics and it becomes even more daunting. Now, add the fact that you have zero experience with sports. What is a the mother of a college bound student-athlete to do? LRT Sports has truly lived up to its promise. It has kept "the college recruiting process honest and easy by providing first hand information about coaches, schools and the recruiting process." Their interviews with current students, coaches, and professional athletes have provided realistic guidance. I am much more informed because of LRT Sports! The coach ratings are the most helpful. LRT Sports interviews allow us to hear from students as to how the adults are impacting not only their athletic experience but also how they are helping to shape their adult self.
The C.A.L.C. was thrilled to have Keirsten Sires come and speak to us on multiple topics relevant to high school athletics today, including recruiting. Keirsten reached all of our students and left them with great strategies that will not only help on the fields, courts, and mats, but also in the game of recruiting. She was a true professional and delivered a wonderful message.
Now that the recruiting process and the related stress is over, I wanted to thank you for your guidance. You did so much more than we had expected. Once you started the process by matching the best academic schools first, not the best sport programs, I knew you were the one. The way you laid out a timeline of contacting coaches, visits, and camps completely took any guesswork out of the plan for us. All of the student athletes that you put us in touch with gave us a look from the inside, and made us more comfortable knowing what was coming. Finally, using your website as a resource for knowing what to expect from different coaches based on former recruit reviews gave my son confidence before our meetings. There is no way we could have figured this out on our own, you really put us in a great position when decision time came.
I think hearing from other athletes is very beneficial. To be able to learn from people’s mistakes, and to be able to have access to those voices is really helpful; especially voices that have been there and done that. It’s very important for people to have access to information that could benefit them, and in this case there are many voices that can help the next wave of athletes.
If you have something that’s going to spell [the recruiting process] out for you… it’s so valuable. I think what everyone at LRT Sports is doing to spread the word and help advocate and educate athletes on the recruitment process is incredible.
Without question would have used LRT Sports. It would have probably been one of the most valuable tools that I could have had. If you want to know what these coaches are really like then I think this is the best tool out there. I’m really glad you are allowing recruits to have a resource like this moving forward.