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Sound advice for student-athletes who want to play sports in college

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The cover of Quinlan Moore’s 14-page booklet with Moore pictured in the left-hand corner.

by Tom Chillemi

“It takes much more than raw athleticism to consider pursuing sports at the college level.” That’s the opening sentence in Quinlan Moore’s informative brochure titled “So . . . You Wanna Play in College?”

The 14-page booklet, published in June, is filled with insightful tips for any athlete who wants to play college sports. It includes advice that goes beyond the field of play.

Moore’s 12 steps give practical advice and links to important websites such as the NCAA Eligibility Center, a key step in recruiting. “Without your eligibility number college coaches cannot even consider recruiting you,” wrote Moore.

Moore is the valedictorian of the Middlesex High School Class of 2014, and writes from experience. She earned All-District, All-Region and All-State softball honors while playing for the Lady Chargers for four years, and signed to play softball at Lafayette College in Pennsylvania.

Moore encourages anyone interested to pick up a brochure as early as the eighth grade or their freshman year, since many rising freshmen have already verbally committed for athletics all across the country.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 08.20.2014

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