We are excited to announce that CSA client, Andrew Fischer, 2022 INF from Wall High School and the 9ers baseball organization, has committed to Duke University.
We were introduced to Andrew by 9ers President Rob Maida in May of this year. Maida and Andrew's dad Brian go way back, coaching baseball together when they were both teachers at Wall High School.
Andrew is a top player in the 9ers organization, but the process for him was on pause because of the current recruiting environment. We met with the family and realized that an elite baseball program was the dream, with the ultimate goal of trying to play professionally.
Based on Andrew’s goals and the family's wishes, our initial focus would be SEC, ACC, and Big10 schools. We got to work immediately, drafting introduction letters to new coaches and progress letters to schools Andrew had already contacted. We took hitting and fielding videos with specific angles that coaches are now relying on to best evaluate players they will not get to see in person this year.
As the PG JR. National games approached, we focused on the schools that would be "in attendance" - the new normal term for watching live via computer. As offers started to materialize, we consulted with the Fischers daily, weighing each opportunity's merits and ultimately trying to find the best baseball, academic, and financial fit for Andrew and his family. Playing baseball at Duke is one of his dreams realized.
Team CSA congratulates Andrew Fischer and his family on this wonderful accomplishment.
As a parent, you want to help fulfill your child’s dream to be a college athlete; however, we were simply not familiar with the recruitment process. We needed to know that the advice provided to our son was in his best interest. That’s when we were introduced to Sam and Mark from CSA, who helped change everything.
They coached our son (and us) through the process, setting clear expectations and outlined the rules of engagement. Their level of knowledge was incredible.
The best part as parents was witnessing the open communication between our son and his advisors. They were there to answer every one of his questions, giving him a resource to understand the process without ever making him feel intimidated. They taught him how to be effectively engaged and guided him to achieve his ultimate goal.
This is a major life decision. Having their support made this whole experience enjoyable for our family and eliminated the stress of navigating through this unfamiliar process. We are grateful that they were very present without ever overshadowing his involvement.
With our sincere appreciation,
The Fischer’s - Brian, Kristen, Julia and our son, Andrew
Sam and Mark were great. I felt like I had an older brother looking out for me every step of the way, but at the same time I had someone to talk to who knew what they were talking about. I appreciate their expert advice and trusting bond we’ve created.
Andrew Fischer, Duke University '26