My Athletes Wanted Story: Callie Hemming, Former D1 Soccer Player

My Athletes Wanted Story

Callie Hemming

DePaul University


NCSA Social Media Intern

My high school recruiting experience was different from most athletes in high school. However it was still full of highs and lows, and at times feelings of frustration and defeat.  I was fairly proactive in my process starting freshman year of high school I began to seriously consider what I could do to be recruited for college soccer. My sophomore year was when the recruiting process became more serious.

I was lucky enough to be a part of a club team who attended a college showcase nearly every weekend, giving me the opportunity to be seen by hundreds of college coaches. Before each tournament, I would find the list of college coaches coming to the tournament, and send out personal emails to every coach, giving them my recruiting profile and also attaching my schedule for the weekend. I wanted to make sure these coaches knew who I was before they came to the tournament with hundreds of other soccer players.

Around this time, I went on many college visits to schools with successful athletic programs, such as NC-Chapel Hill, Duke, Big 10 Schools, etc. It was here that I thought I would be able to go to these schools, where I would eventually learn was not going to happen. After receiving scholarship offers from many DI schools from the MAC, Big East, and Big 12, I learned to broaden my college search a bit. I ended up eventually verbally committing to a DI school in Georgia by the end of my junior year in High School.

I had gone on my unofficial and official visit to this school and thought the recruiting process was over for me and felt a huge sigh of relief. However, as the signing date got closer and closer, I realized I was not ready to leave the Midwest and decided to de-commit.

Here I was, in my senior year, back at square one. Learning that most DI programs were done with their 2007 recruits, I began to think my dreams of playing college soccer were over. For some reason I had convinced myself not to walk-on somewhere. Deciding that I was not ready to give up on my dream to play D1 college soccer I decided to reach out to a few more schools.

I was able to get the DePaul University coach to come watch me play in one of my high school games. I ended up receiving a scholarship to play for DePaul, in one of the most competitive soccer conferences, the Big East, where I was a 4-year starter. DePaul ended up being the best academic and athletic fit for me. However getting through the recruiting process was not an easy as I thought it was going to be, giving up would have been easy but sticking with it was definitely worth it.

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15 Responses to “My Athletes Wanted Story: Callie Hemming, Former D1 Soccer Player”

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  3. Sonya Chavez Says:


    First of let me thank you for sharing our recruiting process. I think the greatest thing we can do as mentors, examples, and a former college athlete is sharing our journeys with young athletes.

    I think the one thing I realized in the whole recruiting process is that the plan we envision our freshman and sophomore ear is not exactly what happens and comes to realization in our senior year. Like you I visited man colleges and thought I had it all figured out. It wasn’t until spring of my senior year that I decided to opt out of playing DII volleyball, and instead stay in state and play at the junior college level instead.

    Luckily I was a successful student-athlete and graduated in the top 5% meaning I had guaranteed myself and academic scholarship to any in state school. So that is what I decided to do. I de-committed, went on to play at the junior college level on a full athletic and academic scholarship, improved m skill level and then two years later transferred to play at an in state DII University.

    Like you said the process was long, and at times frustrating, and it would have been easier to quit and just go to school and not have the pressure of being an athlete, but today looking back being a college athlete were the best years of my life.

  4. kylie Says:

    hi, i’m a freshman and my club wants us to look at colleges already and i was wondering what is was like to play a d1 sport. Did you still have a social life? Did it get to much at times?

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