Acacia Walker-Weinstein, head coach at Boston College, insists that she’ll never forget the first time she saw Sam Apuzzo play, nor when the attack came for her recruiting visit.
That’s when Walker-Weinstein, who took over the Eagles for the 2013 season, put the full-court press on Apuzzo.
"We told her she was our big recruit and we’d do anything we could to bring her in," Walker-Weinstein said.
That urging was magnetic for Apuzzo, who admitted BC wasn’t initially on her radar screen. A star at her high school in West Babylon, N.Y., and on the club side for Long Island Top Gun, Apuzzo was courted by other Atlantic Coast Conference and Big 10 schools.
But one visit to Chestnut Hill later, the eventual five-year varsity player, four-time captain and two-time high school All-America was convinced.