Parents – do not just look at the “sticker price” of the college and automatically exclude it because they do not offer baseball scholarships. Yes, NCAA rules prohibit athletic scholarships at Division 3 colleges but dollar for dollar NCAA Division 3 colleges give more financial assistance than NCAA D1 & D2 schools combined. Do your homework, be honest with your son or daughter about their ability and make the right decision.
Obviously money will come into play and the family that doesn’t do their homework, start early enough and pay attention to good information as opposed to what “they want to hear” will really miss the boat on some unbelievable opportunities for the prospective student. Unfortunately because they only get one time through this process – by the time they realize this – the student is no longer playing baseball or at a college fighting for his baseball life.
Here is a question for you – of the 2013 high school graduates from Arizona who committed to D1 colleges – how many of those are actually on the rosters that they initially committed to in the fall of 2014? Think about that – I will answer that later.
Below is a list of students who came through the Fallon Consulting program and chose an NCAA Division 3 college out of high school – what do they all have in common? They all played, they did well (some were All – Americans, made it to the College World Series, some even had the chance to play professionally), they all graduated in four years and all are working in productive careers.
Zack Wilhelmi (Cactus Shadows - Blackburn College)
Ryan Schwenn (Horizon – Whittier College)
Stosh Hoover (Brophy Prep – Trinity University)
Steven Tressler (Trevor Browne – Salve Regina University)
Zack Fregosi (Salpointe Catholic – Trinity University)
Nick Stein (Horizon – Coe College),
John R Botelho (Marcos de Niza - Babson College)
Maxx Buchanan (Arcadia – California Lutheran University),
Collin Gray (Prescott – California Lutheran University)
Alec Lewis (Re