Published on April 2nd, 2018 | by Staples Soccer7
April Monthly Monday: Wreckers Learn All About College
Staples’ Monthly Monday meetings continued this afternoon with an impressive guest.
Ex-Seton Hall University assistant coach Vinny Marcotrigiano spent well over an hour with Wrecker varsity, reserve and freshman players. He gave them an up-close-and-personal look at the world of college soccer.
The former George Mason University and professional star — who grew up on Long Island playing with Staples assistant coach Tom Henske — provided an insightful, honest, clear and at times humorous look into the college recruiting process.
In a wide-ranging discussion — with plenty of excellent questions — he covered such topics as what college coaches look for in a recruit; how high school players should approach college coaches; how players can get noticed; the pros and cons of ID camps and clinics; the importance of videos and statistics; communication between athletes and coaches, the recruiting time frame, even character and integrity.
Vinny’s presentation built on previous Monthly Monday meetings, featuring speakers like Mark Noonan ’83 (CEO of Ghana’s Hearts of Oak professional club) and James Hickok ’13 (Dartmouth College Ivy League champion goalkeeper, now playing professionally in New Zealand).