The Hawks players participating in the Hawks College Prep Program (CPP) finished their first day of college visits on Friday, June 20th. The players who are all on Hawks teams U15 or older, visited University of San Diego and San Diego State University. The players toured the campus with the soccer coaches at these universities, it gave them the chance to see the athletic facilities and view the campus as student athletes. See quotes below from players regarding their experiences, the coaches who spent the day with them and the parents who went along on the trip.
"Thanks for yesterday. I had a lot of fun and it was really cool!!"
"There is so much to learn and this can definitely help me moving forward"
"I wish this was offered last year. I’m glad I can do it this year though"
"It was great for my son to hear directly from the coaches the academic requirements at their school. He is even more motivated to get better grades"
“Thank you for putting this program in place. I can see how it will help us out"
College Coach Comment:
“Unique...very unique and I’m glad you have players taking advantage of the program”
“It is a great offering to players who want to play soccer in college. I look forward to seeing them play soon. Keep me informed”
….and from the CPP Director Greg Morales: “In recapping the day I hope all players are able to better understand some of the things they may be looking for as they pursue soccer in college. The group was very attentive and asked a lot of questions. I look forward to sharing with them more about the college process and I am confident in this plan.”