What Do Wesleyan Coaches Look For In Players?

Last week, LRNews went behind the scenes with the Wesleyan Men’s Lacrosse team for a Fall weekend, catching a glimpse of the program both on and off the field.

In Part 2 of our 5-part Wesleyan Video Series, Head Coach John Raba and Asst. Coach Charlie Congleton discuss what they look for in a player while on the recruiting trail.


At Wesleyan, the student-athlete experience is one predicated on the balance between academics and athletics. Taking in a captain’s practice on Homecoming weekend (NESCAC rules prohibit organized team activity in the Fall), it was obvious this year’s team is motivated to be a real player this season on the field.

Being a student first is stressed heavily in the program, and finding athletes that want to exceed both in the classroom and on the field provides a great window into the Division III lacrosse experience.

In the interest of disclosure, I am graduate of the University, and can attest to the excellent balance a school like Wesleyan provides a student-athlete.

CHECK BACK EACH DAY THIS WEEK FOR THE LRNEWS WESLEYAN VIDEO SERIES:

MondayProgram Spotlight
Tuesday – Recruiting: What do Wesleyan coaches look for in players?
Wednesday – The NESCAC: What is it like competing in the conference?
Thursday – Transitioning Your Game: What are the differences between high school and DIII lacrosse?
Friday – Strength & Conditioning: What should lacrosse players focus on?

MORE LRNEWS ON CAMPUS: NOTRE DAME
MondayThe Notre Dame Experience
TuesdayRecruiting: What ND Coaches Look For
WednesdayTransitioning Your Game: What ND Players Saw Change from the High School to the College Game
ThursdayImproving Your Game: What ND Players Recommend to High School Players

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