When it comes to off-field traits, college coaches are keenly aware of what they're searching for on the recruiting circuit.
In touching base with New England Soccer Journal, seven college coaches from throughout the region made clear that character is a dealbreaker or clincher when talking to prospective players. Their insights can be found within as our recruiting advice series nears its end.
This story – like those related to academics and the recruiting process overall – doesn't touch on a player's athletic, tactical or technical prowess.
Insight from the below seven coaches is designed to serve as a resource to aspiring college soccer players. Responses come from men’s and women’s coaches across all three divisions.