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Name some D3 schools that have school spirit and are fun to play for.

caitydrewcaitydrew Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
edited August 2009 in Athletic Recruits
Are there any D3 schools that have a lot of school spirit and fun to play sports at? Has anyone tried to play 2 sports at a D3 school? Also, can you play 2 sports at an Ivy league? Thanks
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  • riverrunnerriverrunner Registered User Posts: 2,715 Senior Member
    caity, do you mean "fun" as in "win a lot" or "fun" as in "not really focused on a national championship bid?"

    For some kids, it's not all that fun unless they can see the possibility of being truly competitive...

    I think 2 sports at an Ivy would be insane. My daughter is a three season athlete, and has some friends who are two. Are you speaking of being out for sports with overlapping schedules? You nut!
  • caitydrewcaitydrew Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Some D3 schools have a lot of football/baseball players (like me), and want you to play both. I just wondered if it was possible (or desired) in the Ivy League.

    I think I mean "school spirit" in that students go to the games, cheer wildly etc. I can't decide whether to play for a D3 (possibly an Ivy) or go to a big University with a lot of school spirit and just play club sports. When I think of going to college, I think of the big football and rowdy basketball, etc. But, I'm keeping all options open.
  • EMM1EMM1 Registered User Posts: 2,583 Senior Member
    People have been known to play two sports at DIII schools. Indeed, some even play two sports at DI schools.
  • royal73royal73 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    Bowdoin now has and has had a number of two-sport athletes, male and female. I know a male student who plays a fall and a spring sport at Gettysburg. As for the Ivy situation, the Princeton women's squash team, perenially at the top nationally, has a player who also plays soccer and another who also plays lacrosse.
  • ModadunnModadunn Registered User Posts: 6,263 Senior Member
    What's nice about NESCAC schools in general is that the rules of practice etc are such that there is no required fall ball or other off season practices which, for some schools, determine whether or not you play for the actual team. Lacrosse fall ball is almost required at a lot of schools, same with spring soccer, etc.

    Son plays football and LAX. Football for example doesn't play post season so the 8 game schedule is what it is. You know exactly when it begins and ends... and to be honest, I think it prevents a lot of late season injury. Lacrosse, on the other hand, is a national contender so almost always they go pretty far. Son is hoping to play both his freshman year and we'll see how it goes. It was, however, a specific question he asked all coaches. Additionally, if the school is truly an academics-first institution, you don't have to miss classes to participate generally. So playing two sports doesn't interfere with class time regardless of the season (or if it does, it's very limited). As it is, I know several two sport athletes at Colby, Amherst, Bowdoin and Middlebury.
  • caitydrewcaitydrew Registered User Posts: 21 New Member
    Thanks. Do all the kids like playing at those schools? Is any one of them more "school spirited"? Which would give you a more well rounded college experience. I really care about academics, and want to go to the best academic school possible, but I also want it to be fun and a traditional college experience. What's a good school for outgoing, athletic, social people?
  • ImCrazyImCrazy Registered User Posts: 99 Junior Member
    If you're goin to be a football player you will get decent to big crowds at many Ivies such as Harvard and Yale. Duke wouldn't be a bad option, not really great at football..but the whole campus gets crazy for Bball which is a great atmosphere.
  • hebrewhammerhebrewhammer Registered User Posts: 874 Member
    I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but the Ivy League is a Division 1 conference, not D3. As for D3, NESCAC's where it's at.
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