Andy Concialdi

We would like to congratulate Andy Concialdi on his commitment to Hope International University! Here are Andy’s recruiting story and interview after his commitment. Good luck as a Royal!

1. Share your recruiting story and status!
I committed to play baseball at Hope International University in Fullerton during my Senior year of high school baseball. The process for me was determining what the best schools were and then getting seen by them. I am very happy that HIU saw me play at a showcase and offered me a scholarship.   I immediately thanked them but also asked for some time to make my decision. I got back to HIU about mid-season and accepted their scholarship to play baseball at Hope International University. I had opportunities to play at five schools, two of them being out of state.  I decided I wanted to remain in California and play baseball here.  I was extremely appreciative of all the opportunities.

2. What school are you going to, and why did you choose them?

I chose to play baseball at Hope International University because of the fantastic program, coaches, and players. HIU has built a winning program and I want to be a part of that. Also, I believe HIU is the school for me because I love that it is a Christian school and I knew I wanted to play baseball at a Christian school.

3. How did SportsForce help in the process?

SportsForce helped tremendously with the entire process. They answered every question and gave me and my family outstanding advice. They are great about responding and also have lots of patience to deal with very busy high school baseball players. I could not have asked for a better experience with SportsForce. I enjoyed the frequent calls with SportsForce (Andrew, Darrell and Ryan) that kept me accountable for what I was doing and made sure I stayed on track with the recruiting process. SportsForce really cares about the athlete and wants what is best for them.

4. What advice would you give to other players and parents with the recruiting process?

My advice would be to keep updating new and fresh game highlights. Video can help a lot with a coach being interested in you. Keep in mind, a video is great, but coaches need to see you perform in person. Be patient and keep a positive attitude.

5. How excited are you about your future in college?

I cannot wait to start my baseball career with the HIU Baseball Team. I am truly blessed to be a part of such a great school and baseball program. I only have good things to say about HIU.

6. How much money do you estimate your family saving in college expenses over the entirety of your college career? (Includes, Athletic scholarships, Academic scholarships, & financial aid)

Over my four years in college, I anticipate saving around $75,000 because of Athletic and Academic Scholarships.

7. Would you recommend SportsForce to any other student-athletes? Why?

Yes, I would recommend SportsForce to other student-athletes. SportsForce has helped me tremendously with the recruiting process. This process is different for every player and comes with hundreds of questions. The SportsForce team has been very patient and very helpful with answering all of our questions and concerns. They have recommended certain events to attend in order to be seen and have advised certain events that I would be wasting money going to. They are very good at what they do. I extremely appreciate them for everything that SportsForce has done for me. They are great people!

Over the last six years, SportsForce has helped over 1,000 student-athletes and families successfully navigate the college recruiting and athletic scholarship process while saving families on average $50,000 in college expenses.

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