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Advice from Recently Committed Volleyball Player: Megan Keller


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Snapshot of Megan Keller, volleyball player

from Delaware, OH

Committed to the University of Northwestern Ohio

Link to Megan's Profile

While in high school, what other teams and/or sports were you playing? Did you know all along you wanted to play your sport in college?

Since I started high school, volleyball was the only sport I played. I always knew I wanted to play in college but I needed to get my confidence up and realize that I did have the potential to play at the next level.

When did you start getting interest from college coaches? Were they knocking down your door, or were you reaching out to them? If so, how?

I chose UNOH because of the size, location, majors available and the cost. I was looking at several different schools, and I started to get interest from college coaches the week that I made my profile for BeRecruited. Two coaches contacted me, but with the rest I reached out to them through the BeRecruited network. I also filled out the recruiting questionnaires that most college athletic teams have on their websites.

How did BeRecruited help you make the connection with your committed college?

I sent an invite to my college on BeRecruited and they informed me they didn’t need a player in my position at that point. However, that changed later on and the coach was able to come watch me play in three different games.

Who was pivotal in helping you through the recruiting process and why? (Parents, a coach, a hs counselor?)

I owe a lot to my mom, who drove me to about ten different college visits. But my high school coach was the one who told me about BeRecruited and got me started with the entire recruiting process.

What role did you club coaches/hs coaches have in helping you get recruited? How active were your parents in the process?

My high school coaches were great. They worked with me so much to get my skills up to par in order to train for the next level. My parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams and they know how much I love volleyball so they were very supportive.

What was the most challenging part of the recruiting process, if any?

The most challenging part was probably getting good tape for me to put into a skills video.

To date, what do you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sport career?

My biggest accomplishment was probably beating Canal Winchester (ranked #6 in the state) during districts. That was a great moment for my team.

What tips or advice do you have for student-athletes who want to continue their sport past high school?

Start connecting with college coaches as early as possible! I would have loved more time to spend looking at schools through my recruiting process. Also, keep your recruiting profile up to date and accurate, with game tape available for coaches to look at. Finally, don’t wait for coaches to contact you-go ahead and take the first step and contact them!

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