We caught up with Lebanon Valley College Women’s Lacrosse Coach Jackie Dando for a discussion about the Lebanon Valley lacrosse program and what she looks for when recruiting student-athletes.

You can find our conversation below.

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The Conversation

What are you most excited about with regards to your program?

To keep growing – began in 2010 !!!

What jumps out at you when recruiting? What do you look for in a player?

Potential to grow their game, athleticism, game IQ, stick work, hustle, & attitude!

What are your “pet peeves” when recruiting?

Players worrying too much about college coaches in attendance and not playing their game

What is the best way interested student-athletes should get in touch with you?

Email, phone call, visit campus!

What should student-athletes avoid in their messaging to college coaches?

Make it personal to each school! do your homework!

How would you describe your coaching style?

I believe in teaching the game so our players understand what they are expected to do & then executing those skills at a high level!

Walk us through your timeline when recruiting a student athlete?

See at camps, showcases tournaments, invite to campus academic events or on campus clinics, recruits receive feedback from coaches, take overnight visit. we receive commitments late spring junior year – winter of senior year

What kind of players succeed at your program?

Hard working, adaptable, selfless, & self motivated STUDENT athletes

What’s your recruiting strategy going into an event? After an event?

Organize the schedule to see the players who contacted me prior to the event and other clubs I want to see at the event. Try to review my notes the day of the event and day after to keep the players fresh. Reach out to those players/club coaches I am impressed with via email or phone calls.

Once again, thanks to Jackie for her time, and best of luck to Lebanon Valley College this season!

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