Darien Talk Focuses On College Athletic Recruiting

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L to R: New Canaan High School coach Eric Pellini, Competitive Edge Owner Kevin Rusch, Darien High School Alum Courtney Bennett, Darien High School Girls Swimming Coach Marj Trifone and Darien High School Head Football Coach Rob Trifone.
L to R: New Canaan High School coach Eric Pellini, Competitive Edge Owner Kevin Rusch, Darien High School Alum Courtney Bennett, Darien High School Girls Swimming Coach Marj Trifone and Darien High School Head Football Coach Rob Trifone. Photo Credit: Contributed

DARIEN, Conn. -- Equinox Darien and Competitive Edge recently hosted a panel featuring athletes and coaches discussing the myths and realities of the college recruiting process. 

The Feb. 6 panel included recruiters and coaches sharing tips for athletes to leverage their competitive edge with academic achievements to have more options in the college recruiting process.

Panelists included Lee Jones, moderator; Kevin Rusch, owner of Competitive Edge; Eric Pellini, assistant track coach at New Canaan High School; Rob Trifone, head football coach at Darien High School; Marj Trifone, head girls swimming coach at Darien High School; and Courtney Bennett, former Darien High School lacrosse player.

"The discussion covered various topics on both the recruitment process and college athletics including planning for admissions, understanding the recruiting process, requisite athletic and academic strategies, how to express interest to a school to get on their radar, when to start contacting coaches, the best way to get exposure as an athlete to your top college choices, nutrition for top performance to showcase athletic abilities to gain exposure and the latest NCAA regulations," a press release said. 

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