For the uninitiated, our 16 regions are Southern California, Northern California & Hawaii, the Pacific Northwest (AK, WA, OR, ID), Rocky Mountains & Southwest (MT, WY, CC, NM, AZ, NV UT), Texas, Heartland (KS, MO, IA, NE and the Dakotas), Midwest (IL, WI and MN), Great Lakes (OH, MI, IN, KY), South (MS, LA, AK, AL, TN, OK), Florida, South Atlantic (SC, NC, GA), Mid-Atlantic (DE, VA, MD, WV), Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Northeast (MA, CT, RI, VT, NH, ME).
The TeamRank National Championship is a unique rankings setup that only includes team performance from the current season. It begins with events in August and ends with final events in July, at which point a new competition begins and the slate is again wiped clean. Each ranking is only for that August to July season.
Each list in the Players To Watch Regional Top 20 and National Top 100 rankings are updated monthly and therefore subject to change.
Players To Watch Regional Rankings and National Top 100 in 12 age groups are based on staff assimilation of data and feedback received from coaches and other observers around the country.
Players To Watch ranking and rating criteria explained.
The Southern California Players To Watch ranking update shows a pair of North Carolina recruits, Laura Liedle and Amber Munerlyn, leading the 2012 and 2013 lists respectively. U17 WNT standout Madeline Bauer is #2 at 2013, and Arsenal’s Kaitlyn Johnson, a USC verbal, is prominent in the 2012 list.
On the Boys’s side. U17 MNT players Alejandro Guido, Mario Rodriguez, Jack McBean and Paul Arriola are ranked highly in the 2012 and 2013 lists.
We are currently working to finalize the 2014 through 2016 classes rather than showing partial lists. As always, you are welcome to let us know about players in those age groups.
In the Northeast TeamRank update, Boston-area club Stars of Massachusetts leads U14, U17 and U18 Girls’ age groups, with local rivals Scorpions SC on top in the U16 category, and Connecticut FC setting the pace at U15. On the Boys’ side, returns are very early, but FC Blazers lead a number of age groups.
With the spring tournament season (and our continuing to add results from fall and winter events as part of our commitment), it will be interesting to see how the standings in each age group develop.
If you have an issue with the information in the Players To Watch or TeamRank rankings, particularly with factual data, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.