More than 120 parents and students attended Princeton Day School's College Athletics Recruiting Panel on March 26 in McAneny Theater. The panel consisted of Rider University Women's Soccer Coach Drayson Hounsome, Gettysburg College Men's Basketball Coach B.J. Dunne, The College of New Jersey Assistant Athletic Director and Business Manager (and former Assistant Swimming & Diving Coach at Fordham University) Aimee Alt, Princeton University Men's Ice Hockey Assistant Coach Stavros Paskaris and PDS Associate Director of College Counseling Cynthia Michalak. The panel was hosted by our own Tim Williams, Director of Upper School Athletics.
The evening featured expert commentary and shared perspectives among the panelists about the college recruiting process, the differences between Division I and Division III recruiting and helpful insights for those interested in exploring college athletics admissions. Parents and students in Upper and Middle School voiced several questions during the Q&A session following the discussion.
"It was such a pleasure to host four outstanding college coaches here at PDS to share their deep knowledge of the athletic recruiting process with our families," Associate Director Michalak stated. "I was thrilled that so many student-athletes were able to attend to learn more about best practices as they think about continuing to compete in their respective sports at the college level. And, I really appreciated the coaches' emphasis on the importance of proactive and timely communication by the students at every stage in the recruiting process."
- Melanie Shaw