(See recent CSC signings and commitments at the end of these references.)
CSC parents are often heard saying things like, "It's so great to have someone you can call at any hour of the day to answer your recruiting questions..." and…"Cathi kept us moving forward, and she made sure our daughter explored all of her options."
It's tempting to sign up for a multi-sport, corporate recruiting service that has a glitzy web site and promises your player's information will be seen by thousands of colleges. The appeal of these companies is understandable because they make it appear you won't have to do any work.. However, what you don't get from them is 24-7 access to one of the top collegiate recruiting experts in the country. When you choose CSC, you'll have someone to lean on throughout the entire journey!
"Without a doubt CSC is the best value in softball recruiting to be found anywhere! We were down to August heading into senior year, when thankfully a softball parent at a tournament gave me Cathi’s name and number. Cathi provides a clear, individualized approach from beginning to end of what to do to give your daughter the best chance of getting recruited by a school that is a match both academically and athletically. I whole heartedly recommend Cathi and CSC." The Avery Family, Alameda, CA
“Cathi is great! She was able to get my daughter on the radar of college coaches. She helps you through the steps of what both you and your daughter need to be doing. Her program is the best!” The Ward Family, Vacaville, CA
"You are amazing at what you bring to families! We got a late start, but through all of this we kept pushing forward, working hard on academics, and setting the stage for visits. You were the voice of reason when we decided our best choice was the Junior College route, and by employing your program, we had several offers… Again, I want to thank you for all you do and the dedication you show, and I will continue to send softball families your way." John and Kelly Trace, Grass Valley, CA
"Cathi has been extremely helpful in navigating the world of colligate sports, especially for people who are not familiar with the process. Her guidance was invaluable for my daughter." The Kim Family, Palo Alto, CA
“Cathi was passionate about finding the right fit for our daughter, gave excellent advice, and ultimately led to a successful college softball recruitment.” A very satisfied CSC client from Northern California
"Understanding the softball recruiting process is a very difficult task, especially if you listen to non-experts (like other parents and, unfortunately, some coaches). I scoured the internet for information but nothing was as good as Cathi's book. Furthermore, having Cathi as a resource has been instrumental to my daughter playing DI softball. It has been almost as important as hitting my daughter thousands of ground balls." Arman P. Medina, San Bruno, CA
"Cathi was a truly invaluable resource through all the ups and downs of the long softball recruiting process. Her support included not just smart suggestions for effective long range strategies based on her extensive knowledge and experience, but also lots of short term advice at various key moments along the way. She was always available for a quick chat or email exchange. Cathi seems to know literally everything about how the process really works, is a straight shooter with great perspective and an excellent sense of humor, and has no agenda other than helping young women figure out how to find the right place(s) to play softball at the next level if that is their dream. For families spending so much time, energy and money on softball, I can't think of a smarter or better investment than working with Cathi. She's the BEST." Rob Siltanen, Alameda, CA
"CSC provided invaluable help every step of the way through my daughter’s college search process. Cathi Aradi put together a list of colleges that we should look at, sent information about my daughter to a number of schools, and was always available to answer questions and provide advice. We would not have wanted to navigate this process without Cathi's guidance."
Kathy Storton, Los Gatos, CA
"...Cathi was always very professional, on top of every detail and honest, but at the same time warm enough to make us feel comfortable and confident. I would gladly recommend her (as I have) to anybody who's going through this process."
Liliana & Damiano Palmegiani, Surrey, BC
"Cathi was extremely helpful in guiding our daughter with fulfilling her softball dream. She is very honest and realistic of what my daughter could achieve. Due to Cathi, my daughter received interest from several college coaches and finally found a school that is a great fit for her. Cathi was always a phone call or email away when we had questions and concerns!"
The Blackwell Family, Los Angeles, CA
"When we hired Cathi Aradi we not only got experienced, expert help with our daughter's college softball search, but also a dedicated friend. She was always available to answer our questions and by following Cathi's recommendations, my daughter received not one but three college softball scholarship offers." Harold Danenberg, San Jose, CA
"Cathi Aradi provides personalized service that is second to none. With the corporate recruiting firms, your child is just another number. I highly recommend CSC as the #1 choice for softball recruitment services.” Shavon Weisner, San Jose, CA
"...We have always believed in you and your methods. But it was amazing how close to right on you were about the whole process. It went exactly as you said it would, in every respect. You really know your stuff and it gave us a sense of confidence. ...We are grateful for your professionalism and your emotional support. Our daughter found the exact right school for her because of you." Ray & Terri Sisco, Saratoga, CA
"Cathi's assistance was invaluable as we navigated the college recruiting process. We received many contacts through Cathi, and her advice helped our daughter find a college that meets both her academic and collegiate athletic goals."
The Rassbach Family, Walla Walla, WA
"I remember the first time I spoke with Cathi. She told us we might be a little late, but not too late yet! Ever since that phone call, she was there to help us with her professional knowledge and efforts. My daughter received many phone calls from college coaches... I would strongly suggest you make an appointment to talk to Cathi at least once. Signing up for Collegiate Softball Connection will be the best gift to give to your daughters." Serena Yeh, San Jose, CA
"I still remember the first time we met Cathi. My daughter and I went to her recruiting seminar to find out what the process was all about. After listening to her speak, we walked away very impressed with her knowledge and her assessment of what it takes to get recruited. Still, we wondered if someone from California could help us here in NJ? Well, we took a chance and signed on with CSC, and we are so glad that we did! The advice Cathi gave us every step of our journey was sound and timely. She kept us on track throughout the entire recruiting process. They say 1 in 100 kids get recruited to play a college sport, and the best advice I could give anyone is that Cathi can help you gain the edge that it takes to get your daughter recruited! My daughter has found the ideal spot as far as we’re concerned with the perfect mix of softball and academics! Our family is very grateful to Cathi for her professionalism and complete support throughout this entire process!" Glen and Patty McQueen, Ewing, NJ
“We are so thankful that we signed up with CSC. Our daughter wanted to combine collegiate softball with a strong engineering school and Cathi was able to find a great fit for her. In fact, our daughter’s top two candidate schools were due to Cathi’s timely and spot-on college contacts. During this process, we’ve also found that Cathi is one of the few people that will honestly assess your daughter’s abilities, then match them with a whole host of potential colleges. We thought we were doing all the right things, but her process takes it to the next level, and makes your daughter responsible for reaching out to the schools and coachers. From our perspective, the CSC program was a bargain investment!” Stu and Ann Nakashima, San Jose, CA
“As the niece of a former MLB player, our daughter understood the complexities of recruiting. You cannot do it alone! Cathi is very well respected within the collegiate community, as well as on the travel ball circuit. Our family highly recommends CSC as the preferred softball recruiting resource!” The Polonia-Rivera Family, Pico Rivera, CA
“… Many students seek academic advisors to get them on the critical path to academic success. The academic expertise they can provide is one that none others can. However, Cathi’s knowledge of collegiate athletic sports programs and their academic requirements was amazing. Cathi used my daughter’s softball skills to get her placed into her academic dream institution. She will be attending Columbia University in the fall and playing softball for the Lions.” The Niedzwecki Family, Danville, CA
“… Cathi took the time to talk to the coach at the right school, and the rest was history. Shikara loved her college softball team, and most importantly the university and educational experience were exactly what we’d hoped for. Thank you, Cathi!”
Candace Lowe, Beaverton, OR
“Recruiting is a unique process that can make parents and players frantic and anxious. With Cathi, each step was clearly articulated. She kept us on track, reminded us of our goals, and was extremely supportive with many good insights and recommendations along the way. It was money well spent.” Brenda Kosaka, Richmond, BC Canada
“Cathi Aradi was instrumental in finding the right school for our daughter and getting her signed. Her knowledge of the entire recruiting process is unmatched and her response to questions is always quick and accurate. We highly recommend her services to anyone serious about playing college softball.” Marsha & Gary Clesson, North Bend, WA
"Parents get a huge return on their investment with Cathi's guidance through the entire recruiting process. When your player starts hearing from college coaches, her advice on what to do next is priceless."
Derek Bowers, Former President and Recruiting Director, CA Kryptonite, now Recruiting Coordinator for San Jose Sting
For more information or additional references, please contact CSC at email@example.com or call 415-456-6449 or download a CSC brochure.
PARTIAL LIST OF RECENT CSC SIGNINGS AND COMMITMENTS
2021 GRADS (as of 12/1/19)
Rachael Bles (CA), Chico State
2020 GRADS (as of 12/4/19)
Deena Pederson (CA), UCSD
Nora Patton, (IN), Wabash Valley College
Katie Machado (CA), Idaho State
Summer Lake (CA), Chapman Univ
Regan Laubscher (CA), Calif. Lutheran Univ
Desiree Ross (CA), La Sierra Univ
Lizzy Smith (CA), New York Univ
Ashley Nash (CA), Dickinson State Univ
2019 GRADS (as of 12/2/19)
Paige Sasser (CA), Texas A/M International
Lizzy Avery (CA), Boston University
Holly Fletcher (CA), Univ of South Dakota
Courtney Tubridy (CA), Baruch College
Lindsey Kim (CA), Bates College
Mady Salonga (CA), Dominican Univ of Calif
Kalea Kaui (CA), Lewis and Clark
Brianna Santos (CA), Univ.of Colorado-CO Springs
Cassidy Cheong (CA), Swarthmore
Malia Konig (CA), Alfred Univ.
Alexis Gero (CA), Claremont McKenna
Krista Ward (CA), Oregon Tech
Angelica Gonzalez (CA), Iowa State
Jordan Bennett (CA), Linfield College
Makayla Kraemer (CA), Pacific Univ
2018 GRADS (as of 4/15/18)
Clarissa Reynoso (CA), Univ. of Calif-San Diego
Kalena Paredes (CA), New York Univ.
Riley Tidwell (AZ), Western Oregon Univ.
Morgen Baker-Celis (CA), Carson Newman
Haley Berube (CA), Univ. of Mary
Ashley Burke (CA), Huntingdon College
Meghan Hook (CA), Willamette Univ.
Caitlin Gordon (CAN), Wellesley College
MJ Jellsey (CA), Carleton College
Caley Dunlop (Canada), Oberlin College
Natalie Medina (CA), Nevada-Reno
Chandler Mevis (CA), Univ of West Georgia
Ashleigh Wong (CA), Presentation College
Kaitlin Trace (CA), Northeastern Junior College
Serena Riley (CA), Chowan Univ.
Kinley McAffrey (CA), Southwestern Univ.
Brooke Stoilen (Canada), Douglas Community College
Mariah Dewey (CA), Georgia Military Academy/Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program
Bella Marez (CA), Seattle Univ. (W. Rowing)
Samantha Brenny (CA), San Jose City College
Bella Zalba (CA), College of San Mateo
2017 GRADS (as of 6/13/17)
Carly Slack (CA), Calif State Univ., San Marcos
Elliott Estes (CA), Houston Baptist Univ.
Robyn Wampler (CA), Univ of Calif., San Diego
Emma Hall (KS), Ripon College
Ruby Siltanen (CA), Bowdoin College
Farrah Gomes (CA), Cuesta College
Sarah Storton (CA), George Fox
Alyson Teixeira (CA), Aurora Univ.
Lani Kalekini (CA), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
Kennedy Cowart (TX), West Virginia Wesleyan Univ.
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