Athletics in College
This guide is designed to help Prep students who hope to play sports in college. The Prep Athletic Department, together with the School Counseling Department, is committed to doing whatever we can to assist student-athletes with college planning. The information provided here should be considered one step in the process of choosing the right college.
Because evaluating student-athletes is a critical part of the recruiting process for college coaches today, it is important to know that coaches focus their efforts on the students they believe possess the academic and athletic skills necessary to succeed at their schools. Limited grant and scholarship money is available from a wide variety of colleges and universities at all levels, whether it is Division I, II or III, and at St. John's we are committed to helping college coaches gather the information they need, to evaluate a student-athlete's abilities in the classroom and on the playing field.
Finding the Right Fit
Students who are seriously interested in collegiate athletics should complete an online college recruitment questionnaire at the end of his sophomore year at the Prep. In this way, our coaches and counselors can direct students to colleges that fit his level of play.
The Athletic Department staff, Prep coaches and School Counselors will work together to contact colleges and provide appropriate information on behalf of students. We can also identify the recruiting tools that best benefit individual student-athletes, such as videos, personal verbal, and/or written recommendations by St. John's coaches. While we have had a limited number of Division I scholarship students, St. John's has had great success in placing students at the Division II and III level colleges.