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Perseverance, Focus, Dedication, and Pride

As Norwalk High School seniors enter the final months of 2016, one priority rises above the others: College.

For many students, these months are filled with frantic FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) filings, standardized test taking, and application arranging. However, for some seniors, the college process is even more complex. For high school athletes who hope to take their talents to the collegiate level, the journey is far more arduous and convoluted.

Two athletes in particular, Eddie McCabe and Isaac Keehn committed to two very different schools this past month. McCabe committed to Georgetown, a Division I university in Washington DC; and Keehn committed to Keene State, a Division III college in New Hampshire. Of their process, they had this to say.

“The process was pretty stressful, to be honest. Playing almost everyday knowing that there are college scouts watching you and deciding whether to take you can be nerve wracking. However, at the same time, it was really fun to have that pressure and to have your future in your own hands. When I finally did commit it was just a huge relief and I was really happy with my choice of Georgetown,” stated Eddie McCabe (‘17).

“The college recruitment process was something I had no experience with going into last summer, so when I was told I needed to contact coaches on my own and be my own promoter I was pretty overwhelmed. However, when I got the hang of the process and began to receive responses and interest, it felt good and I felt more confident about recruitment. Knowing college coaches were at my games didn’t really make me feel like I had to play any different, I just played like I knew I could and that was all it took. When I finally committed it was a huge relief and I was extremely happy and proud,” stated Isaac Keehn (‘17).

From both McCabe’s and Keehn’s stories, it’s easy to see the traits of athlete’s capable of competing at a collegiate level: Perseverance, focus, dedication, and pride. Among the other committed athletes – James Maksin (Temple Commit) and Peter Kotulsky (Oswego Commit), Evan Faber (Morrisville Commit), and Jacqueline Harris (Albertus Magnus Commit) – these traits are also apparent.

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