I grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, and spent pretty much all of my time either on a baseball field or in a hockey rink. These are some of the fondest memories that I have. I went on to play both baseball and hockey at the high school level, earning First Team Division I All-State honors both my junior and senior years in hockey. I also earned First Team All-Conference honors on baseball as well both my junior and senior years, and was fortunate to win Division I state titles in both hockey and baseball my junior year.
My recruiting was a very confusing time, and I had no real guidance on how to navigate this process. I was being recruiting for both sports and really had no idea which way to go and what the best fit truly was for me. In the end, I chose a baseball scholarship to the University of New Haven, a top-five-ranked Division II baseball program in the country, and was fortunate to go to play in two Division II College Baseball World Series starting as third baseman in both my freshman and sophomore seasons. This was an amazing experience that I will never forget, but after two years, I really missed playing hockey and ended up transferring to Quinnipiac University, where I could play both baseball and hockey my last two seasons to finish out my college career.
After a long career in the health and fitness industry, I decided to join NCSA to follow my lifelong passion for sports and collegiate athletics. What do I love most? Being able to meet with student-athletes and their families to play a role in helping them to make the most important decision at this point in their lives, one that will shape their futures for years to come. Having the right plan and the tools and resources to navigate this process is the key to success in recruiting. Our mission is help as many student-athletes as we can to find that right fit both academically and athletically to help shape their futures.