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Pursuing College play is one reason players come to the Rapids.   Recruiting is a complicated process.  Our team of coaches are experienced in navigating the college recruiting landscape.  Yes, it’s about skill and talent, but it’s also about knowing “how” to get recruited and getting the right exposure.  Rapids attends showcase events throughout the year.   Rapids has attended, USA Field Hockey Festival, Shooting Stars Thanksgiving, Shooting Stars Easter, NFHCA Winter Escape, NFHCA Spring Fling, the National Indoor Tournament and many other smaller events and this varies by year.  Rapids also supports players who participate in USAFH Futures program which can also be a recruiting opportunity. 

Our U16/U19 Age group coach, Ashley Smeltzer-Kraft (Former DI player and current DIII head coach)  heads up our recruiting efforts, and Coach Charlotte McDonald (Former DIII player and DIII Assistant Coach) supports those efforts as well. 

The NCAA regulates communications with high school athletes and varies between DI, DII and DIII. For current NCAA information, visit the NCAA Eligibilty Center by CLICKING HERE.

If you have specific recruiting questions, please email: