Women's Softball

Purdue University-Main Campus

NCAA DI

Graduated 1-2 years ago (2019 or 2018)

Boo De Oliveria

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In One Sentence...

Purdue University is a wonderful school with a lot of tradition.

Pros...

Well respected school! Fun traditions regarding other sports. Other teams are supportive of each other.

Cons...

I personally did not feel like a cultural fit there. But there were changes the year before I went that are probably the reason for this. They say not to choose a school based on the coaching staff, but do make sure you’ll enjoy playing for them. You will be mentally and emotionally exhausted sometimes, so you need to make sure you’re surrounded by people you enjoy!!

Advice to the coaching staff...

I had two different coaching staffs there. The first set I would say is be transparent. Different coaches on the staff were saying different things to the players. The second set I’d say give up some control. Talk with your players in open and candid conversations and build the program with them!