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Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™ | Stanford Field Hockey Program Cut One Month Before Season

A full ride to a successful Division I program, playing for some of the best coaches with some of the best field hockey players from around the country, seems like a dream come true, right? That dream quickly became a nightmare as it was all ripped away from Caylie McMahon in one ten-minute Zoom call. 

April 19, 2021 McShane Sneath

Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™| A Full Scholarship Ripped From Her Hands in a Blink of an Eye

A full-ride scholarship offer is supposed to be an exciting part of the stressful recruiting process.  However, not when your recruiting coach offers your scholarship to another student because “you’re taking too long to decide.” This happened to a young high school basketball player. When this athlete was looking for a Division I basketball scholarship,

February 6, 2020

Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™| My Dad Blew My Basketball Chances for Northwestern

James shoots hoops for DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. But before becoming a Blue Demon basketball player, there was a possibility he wouldn’t have even played college basketball. And it wasn’t because of anything he did. His father’s actions and temper cost James a scholarship. Here is Jake’ Recruiting Horror Story, and it’s not pretty. 

January 6, 2020

Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™ | A Coach Lied About My Scholarship Offer

Recruiting was an exciting time for me. As a transfer student, I was excited to have a second chance to pick a school that was an excellent fit for me. I set up visits for two of my top five schools on back-to-back weekends, and I was in contact with other coaches for my top

October 31, 2019

Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™ | The Coach Did Not Keep Her Promise

Before beginning this story, I want to clarify that the coaching staff involved in this situation are no longer apart of the Vanderbilt University women’s basketball staff. The names of the two women were also changed to keep them anonymous.

June 10, 2019

Recruiting Horror Stories by LRT Sports™ | My Technique Kept me off IVY Rowing

At the most competitive academic schools in the world, sports are not always at the forefront. However, Ivy League Rowing has established itself as the most dominant conference in men’s heavyweight, men’s lightweight and women’s rowing. It is a sport that has been a part of the Ivy League rivalry and tradition since the first

May 13, 2019

DI Ice Hockey Player | My ACT Score Kept me out of my Dream School

As a hockey player growing up, I dreamt of playing college hockey. Living in the Boston area filled my mind with not only playing Division 1 Ice Hockey but competing for a Boston institution, playing in a Beanpot Championship and getting a chance to play close to home in front of my family and friends

April 18, 2019