My name is Anders Nelson, and I am a recruiting coordinator at NCSA. I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play college baseball at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, where I was a relief pitcher for four years. I made the All-Academic All-Conference team as a student-athlete for three years at Fontbonne University.
What drove me to work and start a career at NCSA was the opportunity to educate families on the recruiting process, and allow families to give their son or daughter the opportunity to be a student-athlete at the college level. I want to try to help families to have better overall recruiting experiences than I did when I went through it myself. NCSA also has a wonderful work environment, where one is able to work with former collegiate athletes like myself.
My favorite success story while working at NCSA was helping a soccer player from Cyprus, Greece. The family wanted their son to come to the US to play college soccer, and he was a senior in high school with no contact from college coaches in the United States. Their son is now going to be playing Division I soccer next year at St. John’s University. I am very excited for the family and glad that NCSA was able to play an important role in the recruiting process for the family.
When not working at NCSA, I enjoy being active and going to different sporting event in Chicago. My favorite experience has been having the opportunity to watch the Chicago Cubs play at Wrigley Field. With Wrigley being one of the most iconic stadiums in major league baseball, it has been a great experience as a baseball fan to watch the Cubs play at Wrigley.