Heidel-Ho, Everybody!

For the second consecutive weekend, Kyle and I went on a college visit. Last week, it was the University of Dallas. This weekend it was Heidelberg University in Ohio.

Now driving a total of 1,034 miles in 38 hours is not my idea of fun, but Heidelberg was interested in Kyle for lacrosse. Kyle had already been accepted to the school, with a grant of $14,500, plus an extra $3,000 for being out-of-state. So, long trip or not, we definitely needed to go to Ohio to see what they were offering.

Eight. Hours. Later. We pulled into the campus and met the assistant lacrosse coach. (Guy looks EXACTLY like Jeff Gordon.) The coach gave us a quick tour of the athletic facilities – the stadium (above) is gorgeous – and explained the program, the conference, and everything else lacrosse-related.

The assistant coach then took us to meet Heidi in admissions – yes, Heidi works for Heidelberg – and she explained everything about the school, its programs, and so on. She also reminded us about Kyle’s $14,500 grant and $3,000 grant for being out-of-state. When Kyle said he’s looking at either business of science, Heidi told him the school has its own cadaver lab. Kyle looked at her, and she asked him if he knew what a cadaver was. He didn’t – which shocked me – and when Heidi said, “it’s a corpse,” Kyle made a nauseated face.

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The Open Road Awaits

When you’re the parent of a high school senior, your social calendar – empty as it may be – is quickly filled with college visits. One week after visiting the University of Dallas, Kyle and I will be driving to Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio.

It’s an eight-hour drive.

Heidelberg is the third (and for now, final) school to express significant interest in recruiting Kyle for lacrosse. USNews & World Report gives Heidelberg very good grades for its academics, and their lacrosse program, while fairly new, is solid.

Kyle also received a phone call Wednesday, informing him he was accepted at Heidelberg, and was offered a $14,000 academic scholarship!

We’re expecting to leave Philly between 6-7am today so we can arrive at Heidelberg by 3:30pm. Like the Dallas trip, we’ll be taking a tour of the campus, meet the coaches, and Kyle will be spending the night with the team. We’ll end the visit Saturday afternoon, and drive back to Philly Saturday afternoon.

After this visit, Kyle will have to consider his options and make a decision on where he would like to spend the next four years. The good news is the three schools interested in him are impressive academically, and athletically. Wish us luck.

(OH: I’ll try to keep posts up this weekend, but it will depend on how busy we are.)