This past weekend Kensington U-19 teammates Tomy Fleurine and Sam Cole travelled up to Manhattan to attend an NYU open house for prospective students. The day began bright and early 9am with an opening information session at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study where they learned about designing a program of study that tailors to their own interests. At the end of the session they moved on to a compact campus tour, after all it is manhattan, and then a visit to the Stern School of Business to see the first class lecture halls and classrooms of the university.
After a light lunch the group headed uptown to watch the Violet Nation take on the University of Chicago. Both players have aspirations of playing at the collegiate level and took the opportunity to evaluate the style of play and also talk to members of the team.
Reactions about the experience were positive from both players. With both holding GPAs in the 3.8 range, each are confident they can meet and exceed the demands of a competitive school. Tomy who is currently a senior at Science Leadership Academy says he has already begun working on his application, keen on applying to Stern to study marketing. Sam who is a junior at School of the Future has also added NYU to his short list of colleges but would also love to see their track program as he is a 100, 200, and 400 meter sprinter for Future’s track team.