Hey! I'm Tessa.
Born and raised just outside of Toronto, Canada, I'm a multi-time Canadian National Champion in Softball, former member of Team Canada Softball Elite, former NCAA DI student-athlete in softball, NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete, two-time Big South Conference Champion, Big South Conference Freshman of the Year, Big South Conference Woman of the Year Nominee, Big South Conference All-Decade Team Softball selection, CoSIDA Academic All-District Second Team member, Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar and was the recipient of the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in Athletic Achievement at the age of 18.
I studied Art History and Chemistry at Winthrop University and have a Master of Art Conservation degree from Queen’s University.
I developed this site as a resource for young athletes and their parents to learn everything they need to know about pursuing athletic opportunities in the US.
This academy offers expert advice and strategies for every stage of the recruitment process, from initial eligibility and finding schools that suite your needs, to positioning yourself as a top recruit to generate more interest from coaches.
This site is not a solo-effort, it has been informed by the experiences of countless former NCAA athletes (such as myself). I work independently of the NCAA and I am not an agent who works on behalf of individual athletes. This commitment to independence ensures that I can focus on providing you with the best information, without any biases.
Being an NCAA student-athlete is an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience, but make no mistake, getting there is not easy. Up until now, as a young Canadian or international athlete, or the parent of one, you were on your own; even with Google searches and talking to other parents and coaches, proper guidance showing you what it really takes to be successful has been few and far between. The good news is, now I'm here to help.
Your success is our focus. Take the next step now. Simply follow the link below to view our free introductory webinar on the four core areas of the recruitment process that you need to focus on to be successful.