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HS seniors and fall soccer

22wins22wins Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
edited September 2010 in Athletic Recruits
Tomorrow begins all high school varsity tryouts and the soccer season. I was just wondering how many seniors (particularly girls) have verbal commits yet. We spent a good part of the summer visiting schools and meeting with coaches at Div I,II,III. Some have already seen her play with the club team, some want to see her play in upcoming showcases. All have received and viewed the skills video. What's next besides daughter maintaining the back-and-forth communication via emails and phone calls. What's the reality here?
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Replies to: HS seniors and fall soccer

  • lepageslepages Registered User Posts: 7 New Member
    I would say in girls soccer most verbal commitments are done junior year. Here is a link to a website that keeps track of this:

    https://sites.google.com/site/soccerrecruits/

    If you go down to the bottom you can click on 2011 and see how many current seniors have verbal commitments, there are a lot!
  • SoccerTrackSoccerTrack Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    But plenty happen in the fall of senior year, too. Even very late ones can happen. D's best friend was recruited at a State Cup game in May of her senior year to a D1 school for an 80% scholarship. She had been overlooked until then, but she was a great fit for the recruiting school's style of play. Note, though, that most soccer scholarships are considerably less, especially at schools whose soccer programs are not fully funded, so they have less money to give.
  • 22wins22wins Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hello lepages--Thank you for directing me to that commitment site. It was very informative, though most of the schools noted (all Div I) are not on my daughter's list anyway. But I will continue to check it daily. We enjoyed seeing names of girls and/or local teams, high schools with which we are familiar. If by chance my daughter's name ends up on that list, I will be sure to let you know!
  • 22wins22wins Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    Hi SoccerTrack--Thanks for your positive tidbit. We loved your story about the recruit. From all the meetings and communications with Coaches, all continue to encourage my daughter to stay in touch during this Fall season. Perhaps some of them are still waiting to hear back from their tier I choices. Don't you think? So she hasn't given up her hopes of playing in college while pursuing her academic interests.
  • PTmajor5PTmajor5 Registered User Posts: 95 Junior Member
    D3 teams don't seem to firm up their rosters until after the fall showcase season. D2 are still making what I'll refer to as "cold calls" to my daughter. These cold callers supposedly saw her play although my daughter has expressed no previous interest.

    That being said, I'd think a quality player can still earn a spot on a college roster (certainly D3) if she's from a reputable club team, invites coaches to her remaining showcase tournaments and shows well. Time for exposure is certainly limited so you may even want to do some research to see if her short list will consider walk-ons in case they don't have the opportunity to see her play again.
  • SoccerTrackSoccerTrack Registered User Posts: 47 Junior Member
    She can actually tryout at a DII school, although not at a DI or DIII. There are some rules about when the tryout can be. You can find them online in the NCAA Student Athlete guide.
  • royal73royal73 Registered User Posts: 275 Junior Member
    PTmajor's comments are in line with what most of the players on S's highly ranked club team experienced.
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