Introducing our top of the line recruiting program!
So many youth athletes have the goal of one day playing collegiately. However, the idea of starting this process can be overwhelming and intimidating. Ignite Volleyball has taken steps to ease these stresses.
Ignite hired Linda Rodl, not only for her over 20+ years of running a successful volleyball club, but for her tremendous work in recruiting athletes into college. There is literally no one in Arizona that is as successful as Linda in finding the right fit for an athlete for post HS play.
- From 2007 to 2015, Linda's club graduated 65 athletes.
- Linda SUCCESSFULLY negotiated 62 athletic and academic scholarships
- Linda's recruiting program has a 98% chance of garnering athletic and academic aid to play collegiate volleyball for their student-athletes.
- 62 of 65 offers were accepted by her athletes
- Linda's athletes have an 96% acceptance rate. They like the home she finds.
- We charge no fee for our successful recruiting accomplishments
It is one thing to be recruited to a Club to “make a name for that Club” it is quite another thing to be recruited to play in College and receive a scholarship for your efforts. 87% of Student Athletes graduate from college whereas only 53% of the general student body does. If a Collegiate Coach is there to “see you play” you will be put on the court IF YOU ARE IN OUR CLUB – it may cost us the “Win” but if we obtain the bigger “WIN” for you, an athletic scholarship then… Your future is more important than our team winning a match.
Ignite's recruiting program is starting to develop under Linda's leadership which includes training, dedication, professionalism at all levels within the club. We look forward to adding our own athlete's names to the list of successful recruits!
JOIN OUR WINNING TEAM!
OVERVIEW OF COLLEGIATE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONS
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) – 3 Divisions; 1,091 institutions; about 403,000 athletes; a budget of over $500 million per year
- Division I: 3 Subdivision; 31 Conferences; 344 members; 10 Independent members; offers athletic aid (except Ivy League)
- Division II: 22 Conferences; 302 members; 26 Independent members; offers athletic aid
- Division III: 44 Conferences; 445 members; 17 Independent members; does not offer athletic aid
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) – 25 Conferences; 290 institutions; 37 Independent members; roughly 45,000 athletes; a $4 million budget (less than 1 percent of the NCAA budget); may or may not offer athletic aid; may have duel membership in NCAA Division II or NCCAA
National Christian College Athletic Associate (NCCAA) – 99 members; many have duel membership in the NCAA Division III or NAIA
National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) – over 500 junior and community colleges; roughly 50,000 athletes; may or may not offer athletic aid
MYTHS ABOUT FULL ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
- High school students who receive standard recruiting letters from university coaches often tell people they are anticipating full scholarships when in fact they receive only partial aid or no aid at all, and they don’t disclose this disappointing outcome.
- College students receiving tuition waivers or other forms of partial athletic aid sometimes lead people to believe that they have full scholarships.
- Athletic scholarships are one-year renewable contracts, but when they are not renewed, many people assume that those who had them last year also have them this year and the next.
- Many people assume that everyone who makes a college team, especially at large universities, has a scholarship. This is not true. Some players choose to WALK ON = no athletic monies.
REALITY OF ATHLETIC AWARDS (COAKLEY, 2009)
OVERALL DATA - 2008
- Over 6 million undergrad students in NCAA institutions
- 408,364 (6.8 percent) were on intercollegiate teams
- 249,743 athletes competed in Division I and II institutions
- DI and DII schools had 73,200 full athletic scholarships to award
- They split these among 138,216 (55 percent) Division I and II
- The average athletic scholarship is $8,700
- An estimated 6.8% (27,643) of all athletes receive full athletic scholarships
- 34 percent of all athletes receive some athletic aid
- Overall, 66 percent (268,148) of all athletes, 45 percent (111,527) of Division I and II athletes receive no athletic scholarship money.
- Cost of room, food, books, tuition at most NCAA institutions is between $15,000 and $45,000 a year.
- Among all undergraduates at NCAA schools, less than ½ of 1% (0.46 percent) of them have full athletic scholarships; only 2.3 percent of all undergraduates receive some form of athletic aid
- 15 to 20 times more college scholarship dollars are awarded for academic achievements than for athletic skills
WOMEN - 2008
- 174,534 (42.74 percent) female athletes on intercollegiate teams
- 108,699 athletes competed in Division I and II institutions
- DI and DII schools had 31,736 full athletic scholarships to award to female athletes
- They split these among 59,763 athletes
FEMALE ATHLETE COLLEGIATE EXPECTATIONS
Expect to play for a male head coach
- 1972 – More than 90% of all coaching positions for women’s teams were held by women (Acosta & Carpenter, 1988; Boutilier & SanGiovanni, 1981)
- Today, less than 42% of all coaching positions for women’s teams are held by women (Associated Press, 2008; AAUW, 2010)
Expect increased pressure to win
- Women’s teams have been competing at the same level as men’s sports, reaching prominence within the athletic department. Pressure to win has increased from coaches, teammates, athletic and university administration, and team fans. (Acosta & Carpenter, 1988; Boutilier & SanGiovanni, 1981)
Expect to need help academically due to travel
- As universities have increased travel budgets, athletes can expect to travel, spend nights on the road, miss school; thereby jeopardizing academic success in the name of athletic competition (Blinde, 1989; Coackley, 2009
Expect to spend more time on your sport (20+ hours/week) than in the classroom (15 hours/week) (NCAA Bylaws; University Hour/Credit Regulations)
College Bound Alumni
As Ignite's recruiting program begins, please look below at Linda's accomplishments at her former club, AZ Desert Sky:
Katie Basey - Ithaca College
Tess Eblin- Manhattan Christian College
Morgan Cook - Central Christian College
Haley Gilmour - New York Institute of Technology
Remie Johnson - William Woods University
Sydney Miller - Haverford College
Kirsten Segaline - Bentley University
Lauren Symington - Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Alexa Treguboff - Glendale Community College
Finn Wilkins - Emory University
Abby Akin - Northern Arizona University
Sadie Anderson - Jacksonville State University
Kacey Berger - Williams Jessup University
Emily Conlin - Anderson University
Annie Deininger - Casper College
Emily Holm - Scottsdale Community College
Eleasah Marshall - Colorado Northwestern Community College
Taylor Pearson - Hope International University
Ashlee Ruehs - Johnson & Wales University
Shayla Schmidt - Jacksonville State University
Savanna Wray - Fairleigh Dickinson University
Kelly Aholt - Belhaven University
Cheyenne Footracer - Colorado School of Mines
J'Nae Fraser - Gadsden State CC/Jacksonville State University(last 2 years)
Hailey Goyette - Phoenix College
Melissa Hoppal - Mid America Christian University
Colleen McTier - Salem International University
Malicabeth Weigele - Western Texas College
Chrysta Zehr - Charleston Southern University
Lauren Anderson - University of Pittsburg, Utah State
Blake Beecroft - Ft. Hays State University, Cal State Stanislaus
Amanda Conlin - University of Nebraska - Omaha
Lauren Homrich - University of Jacksonville
Carly Lenzen - Utah State University
Kaisha Lewis - Grand Canyon University
Kelsey Marks - Western New Mexico University
Rachel Parsons - Ft. Hays State University, Cal State Stanislaus
Abby Slack - St. Olaf College
Miranda Walker - Montreat College
Chloe Davis - Seward County Junior College, Yavapai, Northwest Christian University
Jordan Lambert - University of Alabama - Huntsville
Bailey Nations - University of Mobile
Alexandra Parrone - Minot State University
Abby Welch - Wayland Baptist University
Alyssa Wicker - Briarcliff University
Haley Worden - Arizona Christian University
Cassie Beatovic - Arizona State University (academic)
Chelsea Clark - Glendale Community College
Ericka Kane - Mercy College
Kayla Kane - Phoenix College
Rachael Lopez - Loyola University
Morgan Russell - Hollins University
Ashley Towers - Faulkner University
Desiree Alvarez – NJCAA - Scottsdale Community College
Amalia Ashley – Div. I NCAA -Central Connecticut
Kendall Bergstrom – NJCAA – North Idaho college
Rhiannon Cheeks – Div. I NCAA - Southeastern Louisianna
Jessica Durbin – NJCAA - Yavapai Community College
Megan Goyette – Div. I NAIA - University of Great Falls
Niara Greathouse – Div. II NCAA - Eckerd College
Holly Pavoggi – NJCAA - Glendale Community College
Julie Redus – Div. 1 NAIA - Briarcliff University
Lauren Fann – Southern Methodist University (Academic Scholarship)
Betsy Bull – Div. II NCAA & Div. I NCCAA– Palm Beach Atlantic
Bethany Beckman - Div. I NAIA - Southwestern College (Arizona Christian University)
Emily Drapper – Div. II NCAA – Grand Canyon University
Lenna Madden –Div. I NAIA – Azusa Pacific University
Sheridan Paulis – Div. I NCAA – Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Amber Saeugling – Div. I NAIA - Southwestern College (Arizona Christian University)
Callie Solie - Div. I NAIA – Mid-America Nazarene University
Sheriess Peters – Div. I NAIA – Pointe Loma
Tahlia Brookins – NJCAA – Glendale Community College
Melissa Middleton – Div. I NCAA – University of New Mexico, Texas State University
Whitney Phillips – Div. I NCAA – New Mexico State, Portland State University
Tracy Vargas – Div. I NCAA – Portland State University (injured 7/10)
Tricia Rodl – Div. I NCAA – Charleston Southern University
Sheriess Peters – Div. I NAIA – Pointe Loma (Sheriess graduates in 2008)
Katie Meyers – Div. II NCAA – Grand Canyon University, University of California - Riverside
Amy Wong – Div. I NCAA – Virginia Commonwealth Univ., University of New Mexico, Metro State
Mary McNeil – Div. II NCAA – Adams State University
Kelsi Phillips – Div. I NCAA – University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University
Keri Hogan – Div. I NCAA – University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Kassi Boedeker – NJCAA – South Mountain Community College -> Limestone College
THIS COULD BE YOU!
This could be you – come to the club that works hard for YOU!