For many soccer players, competing at the college level is the result of a lifetime of work
From running around freshly cut grass as a young kid to playing under the bright lights on a competitive club team, for most women’s soccer players, the road to playing in college began many years before their recruitment. And that’s why gathering the necessary information and picking the right college to play ball is so important. Fortunately, we’ve compiled this informative guide to help readers find the women’s soccer program that’s just right for them.
We’ve outlined the major sections that will help guide student-athletes along the way on their college recruitment journey. The recruitment process for women’s soccer is becoming increasingly competitive, and college coaches are recruiting prospects earlier than ever—even as early as 8th grade. NCSA’s own survey of college coaches states that 7% of D1 women’s soccer coaches begin evaluating talent in 8th grade or earlier. That’s why student-athletes need to start early on obtaining club and tournament experience and make sure they ace the recruitment process every step of the way. To do that, they’ll need to know exactly what college programs are looking for, and that’s why this information is invaluable.
Readers should use this sport-specific information along with our College Recruiting Guide, which outlines the recruiting process from the start to Signing Day.