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Ian Landsittel heads to Alfred University

Congratulations to Ian Landsittel on his commitment to Alfred University. Good luck on your next adventure as a student-athlete! We here at FC Copa Academy are extremely proud of you and the hard work and dedication it has taken to get you to the next level.

Team Age: U18/19B

Team Name: B03/04 Pre-USL Gray

Number of years played at FC Copa Academy: 2

Name of High School Attended: New Providence High School

Grad Year: 2022

Name (s) of FC Copa Academy Coaches: Craig Smillie, Fernando Barboto

Name of College/University you will be attending: Alfred University

Name of athletic conference your College / University competes in: Empire 8

Anticipated major / field of study: Kinesiology

How did your FC Copa coaches help you become the player you are today?

The FC Copa coaches are always challenging you to be better. You can never be satisfied with a good game or season. There is always room for improvement and my FC Copa coaches have always expected it.

Share your thoughts and experiences on the collegiate recruitment process with FC Copa Academy and how Copa assisted you and your family:

We were lost and would not have known what to do without FC Copa. Without Copa's help, my search would have been very limited. By contacting MANY coaches I was able to come up with a list of colleges I was interested in where the coach was also interested in me playing there. I also appreciate how Copa has us playing in high-quality tournaments and is always making sure our recruiting information is complete and up to date.

Share any advice you would have for future FC Copa Academy athletes going through the collegiate recruitment process:

Make a huge list of schools you could be interested in and reach out to the coaches as soon as possible. Narrow your list down after you have had conversations with the coaches. It is much easier to eliminate schools you are not interested in than to find more schools later in the process.


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