When we work with student athletes, we take the student aspect to heart. Despite being a lacrosse recruiting service, we understand that in order to be a college athlete, one must excel academically in college. Far too many times, we’ve heard the story of a phenomenal lacrosse player who was unable to play because of academics. Often times, the player may bounce from school to school, attempting to find a loophole that allows them to play regardless of their grades.
Division-Won aims to avoid that type of situation for each and every one of our clients, and strives to help place our student athletes into an environment where they can flourish, both on the field and in the classroom.
When we first meet with a student athlete and their family, the initial focus is academics. By assessing past courses and college goals, an academic timeline and action plan is developed for the remainder of high school. This includes areas such as AP classes, SAT prep, and elective choices. Depending on the major that the student athlete is most interested in pursuing, electives and extracurricular activities in high school can help to prepare the student athlete for the more intensive courses they’ll encounter in college.
As the student athlete prepares to begin the college application process, Division-Won’s recruitment advisors will begin to work with the client on knocking their college essay out of the park! The process includes topic selection, peer editing, and two reviews.
As applications are filled out, our team will review them for accuracy, errors, and completeness. Many colleges are inundated with applications from high school students, and are moving towards an interview process to help narrow down the applicants. D-1 not only will prep the student-athlete for admissions interviews, but will also prepare them with strategies to stand out to admissions, as well as athletics, during initial visits to the campus.
As the end of high school creeps closer, and the student athlete’s focus is on having a strong senior season on the field, D-1 will provide assistance in finding scholarship opportunities (non-athletic), as well as offering guidance in filling out financial aid forms at both the state and federal level.
The level of mentoring that Division-Won provides to the student athlete and their family during what many have called “a hectic time” is an invaluable asset that will not only set the student athlete on the right course for college, but will make the transition from high school to college a smooth one for the athlete and their family.