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College Recruiting Process

EVJ Plays a Vital Role For Athletes Pursuing College Scholarships

College Recruiting & Placement Process

EVJ is a nationally renowned program with well-established collegiate relationships throughout the US. We have helped more than 260 athletes get college scholarships to play volleyball. Our veteran staff is proactive in assessing our athlete's opportunities and consulting with families to help them find the right campus match. We help guide and support our high school athletes throughout the collegiate recruitment process.

EVJ is committed to providing opportunities through education, training, and elite tournament play to those players who have the desire and advanced ability to play collegiately. Finding the right “fit” academically, athletically, and personally is important and unique for each athlete. EVJ provides education for the parents and players by hosting "College Placement and Recruiting Process" seminars, along with current materials, in order to help families navigate their personal process. 

Patti Snyder-Park (former ASU head women’s volleyball coach) and Myles Gabel (former SDSU head women’s volleyball coach) lead the college recruiting efforts for EVJ and they along with our other Recruiting Consultants (HS NCAA Core Course Counselors) are available as personal resources for EVJ athletes and their families.

EVJ Recruiting Consultants

  • Patti Snyder-Park (ASU Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, 1989-2002, UC Berkeley 1984-89)
  • Myles Gabel (SDSU Head Women’s Volleyball Coach 1990-1995, Assistant Volleyball Coach USC 1976-1986)
  • Jen Leo (EVJ Club Director, Former ASU Div 1 starting Setter, Academic All American, Hall of Fame Athlete-Corona del Sol High School)
  • Joe Hess (AZ HS State Championship Coach and NCAA Core Course & Eligibility Counselor)
  • Sonia Jones (Benedictine Head Women's Volleyball Coach, Current)
  • Tana Martin (NCAA Division I official, indoor/beach-28 years) 
  • Additionally, our coaching staff has several top Division 1 former athletes who provide invaluable insight and advice throughout the recruiting process.

Recruiting Information & Guidance for the College Bound

Are you interested in playing volleyball in college? If so, tell us. EVJ has extensive (29 years) collegiate recruiting knowledge and experience. Our staff is well connected and is an amazing resource for our athletes. We are here as a guide and resource for all EVJ athletes. We do not offer fee based recruiting services.  

EVJ Facts:

  • During club season EVJ is contacted on a weekly basis by college recruiters and coaches attempting to fill specific needs.  
  • Knowing of your interest to play in college allows us to align your abilities and interests with those college coach's needs. 
  • Our familiarity and relationships with other collegiate programs around the country will help us procure additional opportunities for you.
  • Our facility, Court One, is equipped with digital cameras that are accessible by college coaches around the nation. 
  • Put a list together of colleges that interest you.  Our recruiting binder will provide you information on how to contact those colleges directly. 
  • Our "National" teams compete in national tournaments which provide exposure to our athletes as they are heavily attended by college coaches and recruiters. We provide our schedule to coaches and invite them to our courts.
  • Link YouTube videos through our website or link to your own website from your player profile at evjvolleyball.com.
  • Guidance to update your profile on UniversityAthlete.com (free), which is a  database used by most national tournaments, for all levels of college coaches, to get player information.
  • Ultimately, while we can be a guide, it is up to the athlete/family to take charge and get themselves out there through emails, online profiles, videos, phone calls, etc.
  • Talent ultimately is what gets recruited but a strong academic transcript is just as important. College coaches know what they are looking for and you need to provide them as much accessibility to that information as possible.

EVJ's Commitment to Helping You:

  • Playing at EVJ is a great first step. As noted, our national reputation will get you looks. Our "National Coaching Staff" is awesome.
  • See our list of more than 260 athletes receiving collegiate scholarships. Use them as inspiration and perhaps a resource to get advice. We'll try and help you track them down.
  • ​EVJ hosts an annual "College Recruiting Information Session" to help direct discussion and distribute information about the process.
  • We have a recruiting binder full of information developed by our Recruiting Consultants that we will share with you to hopefully make your journey as easy as possible.
  • We recommend setting up a one-on-one consultation with an EVJ Recruiting Consultant. You can do this by contacting Jen Leo who will work with a Consultant to set up an appointment.
  • We recommend you get yourself acquainted with the many external resources available to you before sitting down with a Consultant (see below).
  • We'll help you understand the difference between the different college divisions, such as DI and NAIA and provide an assessment of where we think your athlete might fit.

College Bound Recruiting Links & Information

Please find below links to a variety of resources we've compiled for you as you enter the recruiting process. ​If you know of a great resource not on this list, please email Rich Leo with the information.

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