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NCAA Women’s Soccer Recruiting Timeline

Navigating through the recruiting process involves key elements that most be completed during each year of high school. The first and most important step in the process is studying hard and preparing yourself academically for college. Review the following timeline of things to do during the recruiting process.

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College Insights from 2014-2015 Crossfire United U18s

Four players (Morgan Matthews, Laura Gougeon, Dallin Esmond and Sarah Garoutte) from the 2014-2015 Crossfire United ECNL U18 team took time to share their insights on their college recruiting process.  They spoke of the attributes they bring to their team, the importance of developing outside of regular training and games, described the highs and lows of college recruiting, provided advice for those in the midst of the process and answered how they came to their school decision.

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College Insights from Anson Dorrance

22-time NCAA Champion Anson Dorrance explains in this YouTube video the qualities they look for in players recruited to the University of North Carolina women's soccer team. Besides the seven main technical qualities they look for, learn what he considers leading indicators of soccer greatness.

Some of the players who have played at UNC for Anson Dorrance include Kristine Lilly, Mia Hamm, Crystal Dunn, Heather O'Reilly, Yael Averbuch and Tobin Heath.

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College Insights from Yael Averbuch

As a nine year old, I decided that I wanted to be a professional soccer player and go to the University of North Carolina (UNC). I wrote it in my journal, along with lists of goals, players I admired, and anything that has inspired me over the years. It’s hard to have perspective at that age, or at any age as a youth player striving to make it to the highest level. Although I am constantly learning, as a seven-year professional player and member of the USWNT pool, I feel that I have gained a lot of perspective on the process. And it is just that—a process. 

What I’ve learned more than anything along the way is that there is no one way, or “right” way, to go about this journey.

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