@irishmikeGreat points, especially about schools rejecting potential students just to keep their enrollment down so they can dominate the lower divisions. That is honestly one of the stupidest things I've ever heard, and if anyone actually believes that then they are living in a fantasy world and need help immediately because nobody turns down money. Ursuline doesn't have a choice when it comes to their division, I'm pretty sure they would move up if they could if not why would they continue to schedule teams from higher divisions.
November 8, 2010 at 2:21 p.m.
@ Barefoot How about you get some facts first before you just jump on the bandwagon and say all parochial schools recruit, just because your team got beat by one.
November 7, 2010 at 11:40 a.m.
As an Ursuline grad, I am trully amazed by the accusations that all private schools recruit and it it used to bother me, but not anymore because I realize its just an excuse people thow out to explain why their teams got beat. I went to Ursuline my whole four years of high school and won a State Championship, I played my freshman year as well as my junior and senior years. Throughout those years, while playing football or not my tuition, never changed, my single parent mom payed the same price as every other student I know; I can also say the same thing for my two cousins and my two sisters who attended there as well as my younger brother who is a student there currently. Now I will say that I had to take on odd jobs after school such as empty trash cans after school and other minor chores of that nature, but other kids did that as well who were not playing sports, but simply needed assistance to afford Ursulines tuition. Recruiting implies taking a student from a school zone other than the one he is in and allowing him to attend while recieving benefits, if thats the case you must be talking about all the schools like Fitch, Boardman and Poland who always have open enrollment to help boost their athletic department by enrolling kids from inner- city school, now thats is the true crime of recruiting. Why would a kid who as been in youngstown city school his or her whole life just want to one day go to a suburb and attend school in Austintown or Poland where they dont know anyone, just to be picked on and outcasted. When I went to Ursuline I knew a lot of kids from elementary and middle school so I felt very comfortable. Of course I was probably supposed to go to Chaney or East High Schools, but my mom choose to pay the money and send me to Ursuline, and how can anyone blame her, what parenet would actually want their kids going to Chaney or East, especially if your child has a chance to play sports at the next level. I know not all parents would be able to do that but thats just life, some can do and others can't, so everyone need to stop complaining and deal with it.
November 7, 2010 at 11:36 a.m.