A high quality athletic program is a great reflection of Sterling College and, when we do things well it gives us a strong platform to share our faith. Athletics should be one of the front porches of the College. While controversial at times, athletics is discussed, second-guessed, arm-chaired coach and loved. Being successful is a wonderful affirmation of God's gift of talent to our student-athletes, and provides an incredible platform for athletics today and into the future of Sterling College.
Our vision for athletics is very simple, to use athletics to make Sterling College better and stronger into the future. It is never about how much we have, but about how we use what we have been blessed with. We need to be good stewards of what we have before we can be good stewards of more. Convincing prospective student-athletes to come to Sterling puts us in a very competitive market. Many times current recruting pratice's focus on promises that are very hard to keep, and that is why we want prospects to know who we are, what our expectations are, and what we stand for. We are proud of the mission of Sterling College and want to share our opportunity with anyone who accepts the challenge that goes with this opportunity.
We cannot talk about "vision" unless we are willing to look forward. Using the comfortable, worn-out path gets us to the same old comfortable place where we have been in the past. So, as we look towards the future, we want to make some changes in how we come along side our student-athletes.
We have traditionally used the WAA as a tool to help our student-athletes with finacial support. Now, we will give you the opportunity to give directly to the sport of your passion and to give for specific equipment, with a program called "Outfit and Athlete". Below is the cost of "Outfitting an Athlete" in the sport of your interest and encourage you to adopt an athlete by donating the amount it cost us to outfit one of our athletes. If you cannot financially adopt one, you can adopt part of the cost of "Outfitting an Athlete."