FIRE RECRUITING SERVICES

We are excited to announce the introduction of Fire Recruiting Services to our players and families! 

Until now, we have supported our athletes and have helped nearly 20 players achieve their goal of playing in college through a traditional process. Due to the success of our athletes and growth of our organization, we are taking recruiting services to a new level this season! This addition to our program will provide both a collective and individually tailored approach to the recruiting process, and support our mission of creating a complete and competitive club experience. 

Our approach to the recruiting process lives in 3 pillars: 

  • Self-branding
  • Self-advocacy
  • Negotiation

These are three skills that our players will be engaged in for the rest of their lives. At Fire, we believe that recruiting is as much about the process and the journey, as it is about the outcome. We have intentionally designed our program to support the process, as well as the personal skills and character development that comes with it.

Fire Recruiting Services will be led by Trenna Hill and we are very excited to have her on board to guide our players on their path to college!

ABOUT COACH TRENNA

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Coach Trenna joins Fire full-time as the Director of Athlete Development and Recruiting Coordinator. After a collective 7 years working in Higher Education in Career Services, Athletic Compliance, Athletic Advising, and 3 years as a faculty member teaching Sports Psychology, Student-Athlete Development (a course which she designed), and Freshman Seminar, she now transitions her passion for helping student-athletes navigate their collegiate athletic experience into guiding Fire players through their recruiting process. 

A Syracuse Lacrosse ’14 Alum, Coach Trenna is from the Onondaga Nation, where women playing lacrosse was forbidden. Traditionally, the “Medicine Game” was for men only, and lacrosse’s celestial beginning did not include women being allowed to even touch a traditional wooden stick. However, she persisted through these harsh gender roles and broke cultural barriers for herself and other women as the first female from Onondaga to play lacrosse. Despite harsh criticism, public shaming, familial and national outcasting, Coach Trenna committed to creating her own athletic identity on her own terms. This experience has directly translated to her intense and passionate coaching style. She teaches the girls to not take the sport for granted and to play with grit and purpose. She also emphasizes the value of how important the team and club support system is because she knows first hand that it is not easy to go at it alone, especially while navigating your path into college.

After graduating from Syracuse in 2014 with a B.A. in Child and Family Studies, Coach Trenna returned to ‘Cuse and earned her Master’s in Higher Education Administration and C.A.S. in Athletic Advising & Support in 2018. 

HOW IT WORKS

Fire Recruiting Services offers our players a series of tools (see below), as well as a unique personal interaction format of 1-on-1 meetings. The first meeting is intentionally designed to be between a player and Coach Trenna only. Meetings after that may or may not include parent participation. Other recruiting presentations tailored specifically to parents will be offered throughout the year. 

Through athlete-centered individual meetings scheduled with Coach Trenna, players will learn and discuss…

  • The development of an intentional and strategic approach for their fit
  • Building confidence in their personal brand as a student-athlete
  • The construction of their list of “dream schools” (while unpacking the motivations and desires for pursuing those schools)
  • Recruiting timelines
  • Communication etiquette with college coaches

Through our holistic, athlete-centered approach, players are encouraged and empowered to take ownership of their own recruiting process. This service is included in your Fire Lacrosse membership so players can meet as often and as frequently as they need and desire, and thus are responsible for scheduling those meetings and following up on action items. 

PLAYER TESTIMONIALS

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"I met with [college coaches] and they asked very similar questions to the ones I answered during our meeting so those prepared me so much more than I expected! Thank you!"

                                        Sydney Shin, '22

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“I never would have considered playing lacrosse in college if it weren’t for Fire and their support during the recruitment process. I got the chance to meet with Coach Trenna off the field to talk about this process and she introduced me to options for my future that make sense for my academic and athletic goals. Currently, I am working to pursue these goals while still being supported by Fire as I attend boarding school. I appreciate the effort from all the coaches to really get to know their players and make each player feel like a vital part of the team. I am so grateful for the experience I had with Fire Lacrosse and I look forward to playing with my team again.”

                                        Alex King, '23

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