The end of May is in sight, as with another month of spring nearly completed, the college season draws closer and closer.
Recruiting still isn’t quite finalized – it won’t really be until players show up on campus in the fall – though changes are relatively minimal in the run up to then.
There has been some official movement however, that’s boosted a handful of teams up the 2016 recruiting rankings. Below is a look at the Top 30 classes for this year.
2016 Recruiting Class Rankings: May update (*-denotes official announcement released)
Commitments: F Mallory Pugh (Real Colorado – No. 1), M Marley Canales (San Diego Surf – No. 2), M Jessie Fleming (NorWest SC – No. 10), F Sunny Dunphy (San Diego Surf – No. 22), F Jacey Pederson (PSV Union – No. 30), D Kaiya McCullough (San Diego Surf – No. 94)
Transfers: F Julia Hernandez (Eastern Florida State College)
The summer months are drawing closer, and Pugh remains in line to make it to Westwood later this fall. Marley Canales’ availability hangs on her decision whether or not she has to redshirt for the U20 World Cup. Either way, it remains a great class on paper. Spanish transfer Julia Hernandez enjoyed a strong spring with the Bruins, scoring three goals in exhibition action.
Commitments: M Zoe Morse (Michigan Hawks – No. 9), F Alissa Gorzak (Eclipse SC – No. 13), F Taylor Ziemer (Santa Rosa United – No. 23), F Meghan McCool (Penn Fusion – No. 42), D Elizabeth Sieracki (Concorde Fire SC – No. 84), F Samantha Rosette (New Jersey Stallions Academy – No. 88), D Phoebe McClernon (Penn Fusion – No. 90), D Kayla Morrison (FC Virginia – No. 136), M Anna Sumpter (SOCA), GK Sarah Maurer (Roanoke Stars)
Virginia secured its committed class, with ten stars penciled into joining the Cavaliers this fall. It’s going to be a young group in Charlottesville this fall, with players like Zoe Morse and Alissa Gorza aiming to make an immediate impact.
3. North Carolina*
Commitments: F Zoe Redei (Eclipse SC – No. 3), F/D Taylor Otto (CASL – No. 6), F Bridgette Andrzejewski (Maryland United FC – No. 18), F Madison Schultz (Crossfire Premier – No. 20), F Morgan Goff (CASL – No. 106), D Abigail Staker (CASL), F Kasey Parker (South Carolina United FC)
The Tar Heels announced their seven-player class in May, securing a crop that should be able to supply a couple of starters in the fall. Madison Schultz spent the spring season in Chapel Hill, and is in contention for a starting role in the fall. Taylor Otto was also enrolled early, though she’s in contention for the U20 World Cup, which could lead to her missing the college campaign.