“The competition within our program is also very good in terms of depth on our team,” he continued.
Added Miosek, “There are even D-III schools out there that can compete with D-I schools. The level is not indicative of the program, it is the program itself.”
Rowley said it was still a difficult choice.
“It was a really long process,” said Rowley. “I discussed it a lot with my parents and I really had to consider a lot.”
Rowley, who said the University of Albany was another top consideration, mentioned that he would be receiving a partial athletic scholarship from SNHU.
“That was a big part of it as well,” he continued. “I didn’t want to have to take out a ton of loans.”
Hubbard said Rowley seemed very comfortable when he came to visit the school.
“He visited campus and fit right in with the coaches and the team,” said Hubbard.
“Michael is a really good person,” he continued. “He’s bubbly, he can banter, and he is going to be a really fun kid to coach over the next four years.”
Hubbard, who said his assistants first saw Rowley play at the academy early on this past season, watched him play a few weeks ago and liked what he saw.
“He is a very blue collar type of player,” said Hubbard. “He is a battler, a warrior player and very competitive.”
“Michael is very hardworking and he is relentless,” continued Hubbard.
Hubbard commented that he was impressed with Rowley’s game in the air.
“He is very good in the air, he has a good header,” said Hubbard
Added Miosek, “He has an innate passion for the game and he always wanted to be a part of the team and be a part of that team approach.