Coaches give tips on recruiting

Kate Pfeifer: Head Field Hockey Coach

“We sell our girls who can come on official visits.  We take them out to lunch, somewhere down in that area and sort of just walk around.  We try to make it so that it’s at a time of year when they are really going to spend some time outdoors and be comfortable.  So we do a lot of our recruiting visits in the summertime or late spring or around our games in the fall.”

COLE WANGSNESS The Vermont Cynic Head nordic ski coach Patrick Weaver.
COLE WANGSNESS The Vermont Cynic
Head nordic ski coach Patrick Weaver.

Patrick Weaver: Head Nordic Ski Coach

“Well, being the ski team it’s pretty easy for us. UVM already sells itself as a ski school, so when skiers come to Vermont, it’s an obvious one for us to sell, given our geographic location this far north and with the mountains so close. We get good snow.”

COLE WANGSNESS The Vermont Cynic Rob Dow, assistant men's soccer coach.
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Rob Dow, assistant men’s soccer coach.

Rob Dow: Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach

“I think Burlington sells itself.  The city of Burlington, the downtown, Church Street, the lake, the mountains, the beaches, east and west. The academic qualifications of the University, with the array of majors, it’s a big selling point. I think also the opportunity to compete at the highest level, Division I athletics, great conference, the ability to play the best teams in the country.”

COLE WANGSNESS The Vermont Cynic Asst. Womens' ice hockey coach Grant Kimball.
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Asst. Womens’ ice hockey coach Grant Kimball.

Grant Kimball: Assistant Women’s Ice Hockey Coach

“We sell our campus in that we’re a medium-sized school with an outstanding academic offering of close to 100 different majors.  We’re a medium-sized city in the heart of ski country, so we have a little bit of the city and a little bit of the country and a great environment for anyone who enjoys taking advantage of the outdoors, as well as the city of Burlington.”