Articles by Andrea Leitner

Andrea Leitner is an intern with LRT Sports in the fall of 2021. Andrea is a master’s student at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she is studying sport administration and is anticipated to graduate in the spring of 2023. In May of 2021, Andrea graduated from University at Albany with a degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and management. During her undergrad and first year of her master’s degree she played Division I soccer at her respective universities. In her free time, Andrea loves going to the beach, cooking, shopping, and watching sports. Andrea Leitner can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at @aleitner15.
Andrea Leitner is an intern with LRT Sports in the fall of 2021. Andrea is a master’s student at Belmont University in Nashville, TN where she is studying sport administration and is anticipated to graduate in the spring of 2023. In May of 2021, Andrea graduated from University at Albany with a degree in business administration, with a concentration in marketing and management. During her undergrad and first year of her master’s degree she played Division I soccer at her respective universities. In her free time, Andrea loves going to the beach, cooking, shopping, and watching sports. Andrea Leitner can be found on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok at @aleitner15.
COVID and the Transfer Portal
Athlete Interview: Andrea Leitner and How COVID Affected Her Transfer Decision

By Andrea Leitner|December 23, 2021

Athlete Interviews are posted every Thursday for recruiting advice, what to look for, and more. Andrea Leitner is a masters student at Belmont University, where she is using her 5th...

Pros and Cons of Quitting
Can I Quit My Sport?

By Andrea Leitner|December 20, 2021

Sometimes, college sports aren’t what you thought they’d be. The stress outweighs the benefits, and suddenly you’re questioning if this is the right path for you anymore.  Jaime Evers, former...

Recruiting Advice
15 Questions to Ask Coaches on Your First Call

By Andrea Leitner|December 16, 2021

When taking your first call, or any call with a college coach, they will almost always end the conversation with, “Do you have any questions for me?” While saying “no”...

Transfer
8 FAQs about the NCAA Transfer Process

By Andrea Leitner|December 9, 2021

Can I enter the transfer portal without my coach knowing?Yes, but it’s not recommended. Athletes can go directly to the athletic department’s administration to get put into the transfer portal....

Club Soccer
6 Factors You Need to Consider When Picking a Club Soccer Team

By Andrea Leitner|December 8, 2021

Picking the right club team can make or break your soccer experience and potential opportunities to play soccer in college. Club soccer is a very important part of the college...

Soccer
Soccer Terms You Need to Know

By Andrea Leitner|December 2, 2021

Now that we’re nearing the end of the soccer season, have you found yourself following teams or talking to friends and classmates, just smiling and nodding, pretending to know what...

Manipulative Coach
Recruiting Horror Stories™: The Coach Manipulated Me from the First Visit

By Andrea Leitner|November 30, 2021

**Recruiting Horror Stories™ are posted every Tuesday to provide athletes’ first-hand experiences of what can go wrong during the recruiting process. Brittany was a freshman in high school, and she...

Feel-Good
Our Families Sent Us Letters To Remind Us We’re Not Alone

By Andrea Leitner|November 30, 2021

I walked into the locker room prepared to watch film from the previous night’s game. It was a typical day. After training, we watch film, then go outside to practice...

Club Team
Do You Need to Join a Club Team for Women’s Soccer?

By Andrea Leitner|November 29, 2021

Joining club sport teams is a huge time and money commitment. So, many people don’t know if they are necessary or even worth it. There isn’t an easy answer to...

Feel-Good
Pure Bliss: When All of Your Hard Work Pays Off

By Andrea Leitner|November 15, 2021

This picture was taken immediately after my team won the 2018 America East Tournament. This picture is the epitome of the feeling of “pure bliss.” It was unreal to feel...

Redshirt
Redshirt or COVID: How to Use Your Extra Year of Eligibility

By Andrea Leitner|November 12, 2021

COVID has created a new reality for many athletes who thought their athletic career was going to be cut short. This comes in the form of the “COVID Year:” an...

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