Now that National Signing Day is in the books, fans of college soccer now have a much better idea of what teams will look like this fall.
And while things can still change for those programs that haven’t officially announced their classes, a lot is pretty much set. With that in mind, it’s an apt time to refresh the Top 20 girls recruiting class rankings for 2014. Basing off the IMG Academy 150, international recruits and transfers, the list below takes a stab at which programs are adding the best talent this year.
Please note that this isn’t the final version of the rankings, as the classes will be revisited in the next few months as more recruiting classes are officially announced.
*=Signing class officially announced
Commitments: M Jaye Boissiere (MVLA), M Kyra Carusa (San Diego Surf), GK Alison Jahansouz (So Cal Blues), D Mariah Lee (Washington Premier), M Zoe Pacalin (MVLA), M Sarah Robinson (MVLA), M Andi Sullivan (Bethesda SC)
The Cardinal may not have announced a recruiting class yet, but with yesterday’s confirmation of the addition of No. 1 recruit Andi Sullivan, it’s difficult to imagine them conceding top spot. Along with Sullivan, Stanford have four players in the Top 25 committed, including Jaye Boissiere, Zoe Pacalin and Sarah Robinson. The only downside to this class is Sullivan might miss the start of the 2014 season with the U.S. U20 team at this year’s World Cup.
Commitments: D Schuyler DeBree (PDA), F Imani Dorsey (Maryland United FC), M Casey Martinez (Maryland United FC), M Ashton Miller (Michigan Hawks), GK Emma Proctor (CASL), GK Abigail Pyne (FC Stars of MA), D Morgan Reid (CASL)
Not too far behind Stanford is Duke’s promising crop. With six recruits ranked in the IMG Academy 150, head coach Robbie Church has the makings of a class able to carry a heavy load in 2014. Securing commitments from two of the top five ranked players, Imani Dorsey and Morgan Reid, is an indicator of Duke’s overall quality.