College Player/ Alumni Town Hall 12/21/23: 

We promoted this event for about 45-60 days.  We had 9 Viper college players ranging from College Club, NESCAC, D3,D2 & D1 available to our attendees.  Insta Post Here

The information shared was awesome.  Our alumni were so well prepared & excited to share and pay forward about their Vipers, HS & college experience, and how it all ties together starting at the younger ages.  Some of the alumni parents shared their experience as well.  So great to see and hear from them.  Girls ranged from Class of 2018-2023.  One of our founding Vipers Club players came in and discussed what those days were like vs today.  We could not have asked for a better evening.

I was very surprised and somewhat disappointed that more HS aged players did not attend.  Shocked actually.  I appreciate those who did attend.  The information shared here was spectacular and those who were there took away a lot, both parents and players.  We hope to make this an annual thing and do this again next year around the same time…Christmas break and the slow down in schedule is the only time something like this really works.

Attendees Savannah Nowak (Rochester), Emma Mercadante (Immaculata), Cara Kochakian (Fairfield), Raegen Germano (Roger Williams), Savanah Ring (UCONN), Julz Koch (Cortland), Sam Campos, (William Paterson), Bella Molina (Georgian Court), Amanda Taylor (Bates), Mikayla Shepard (Sacred Heart Club).

Some topics discussed:

– Why did you choose your school
– What was the recruiting process like & how did the Vipers help?
– Camps/ Showcases
– SportsRecruits
– How many schools were you in touch with?
– “Ghosting”
– Academic scholarships
– # of classes in/ out of season: winter/summer too
– In/off season training
– Travel
– # of games per week/ weekend
– social/ athletic/ academic life balance
– Viper preparation from younger levels
– Viper tournament choices and college prep correlation
– Being a good teammate…being there for fellow Vipers in showcase events
– …and more

You can see the video here

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