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Blue Chip West Coast Showcase Coaches

Oct 30, 2017 3:49 PM
Ted Spencer

20 Division I, II, III and MCLA Staff Coaches for the West Coast Showcase

The first annual Blue Chip West Coast Showcase at Cathedral Catholic HS in San Diego, CA October 28-29, 2017 was a great success! 20 College Coaches from Division I, II ,III and MCLA participated in the event. Saturday evening 7 college coaches lectured on recruiting process with approximately 200 players and parents in attendance. Peter Lasagna (Head Coach Bates and IL Columnist) alongside John Klepacki (Head Coach Western New England and Boston Cannons Asst. Coach) started off the night with a NCAA DIII perspective. They were followed by Johns Hopkins Associate Head Coach Billy Dwan and Albany University Assistant Liam Gleason who gave a "Top 10" Division I perspective on recruiting. They were followed by Colin Hulme (Asst. Fairfield University) and Matt Francis (Asst. Providence College) to give another spin on smaller DI schools and the recruiting process as it pertains to colleges of their size. The lecture was concluded with an outstanding MCLA perspective from Head Coach Todd MacRobbie from Arizona State. A question and answer period followed covering topics like early recruiting, new NCAA rules and guidelines, financial aid and scholarships, prospect days, the admission process, contacting and communicating with college coaches, video highlights and preparing an athletic and academic profile.

Sunday the day started with an exceptional hands on positional clinic run by all the college coaches on staff. High energy and outstanding coaching started the day off on a very positive note which gave these high school players the opportunity to interact and build relationships with outstanding coaches on the field. Games were played on two fields. The teams were coached by college coaches on staff providing a great learning environment for young players that aspire to play at the next level in a college level format. Here is a list of college coaches that staffed the event and were able to interact and coach prospective student-athletes on the field.

 

Todd MacRobbie Arizona State University
Peter Lasagna Bates University
Michael Paul Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Joel Schmit-Kallas Chapman University
Nicholas Del Monaco Colgate University
Ryan MacDonald Colorado State University
Colin Hulme Fairfield University
Manny Rapkin Grand Canyon University
Bill Dwan Johns Hopkins University
Kurt Ohlen Johnson & Wales University, Denver
Jon Reynolds Marymount University
Jacob Versprille Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matt Francis Providence College
Bryan Bome San Diego State University
Jeremy Phelps UMASS Amherst
Liam  Gleason University of Albany
Will Lawlor University of Arizona
Ryan Sharpe University of San Diego
Dan Moriarty USC
John Klepacki Western New England University

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