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2017 Girls Recruiting Ranks: March update

Article Written by Travis Clark
Published: March 30, 2017

Official recruiting class announcements continue to be released by Division I women's soccer programs, though there are still some big programs that are still to come.

While changes are minimal to the latest 2017 Girls Recruiting Class Rankings, the one program climbed up in the Top 10, while the rankings themselves expand to 25.

1. Stanford*

Commitments: F Civana Kuhlmann (Colorado Rush – No. 2), F Catarina Macario (San Diego Surf – No. 3), M Kiara Pickett (Eagles SC – No. 4), F Belle Briede (Tophat SC – No. 24), F Jojo Harber (Eastside FC – No. 28), F Madison Haley (Dallas Texans – No. 32), F Sophia Serafin (West Coast FC – No. 44), M Brooke Redington (So Cal Blues – No. 61)

The Cardinal have managed to secure all eight of its committed player from the top 150 rankings, including three of the top five ranked players. If lacking a dominant goal scorer last fall was a big miss, this year’s group answers that with the additions of Kuhlmann, Macario and Haley.

2. UCLA

Commitments: F Ashley Sanchez (So Cal Blues – No. 1), D Karina Rodriguez (So Cal Blues – No. 7), M Viviana Villacorta (Beach FC – No. 35), D Kennedy Faulknor (Unionville Milliken Soccer Club – No. 45), M Delanie Sheehan (West Coast FC (NorCal) – No. 52), GK Lauren Brzykcy (West Coast FC – No. 70), M Olivia Athens (PSV Union – No. 99), F Isabella Bellinghausen (So Cal Blues), D Danielle Satterwhite (So Cal Blues), D Hannah Sharts (Slammers FC)

While the Bruins add the best prospect in the class in Sanchez, defensive depth should get a nice boost with Faulknor and Rodriguez joining the fold.

3. California*

Commitments: M Luca Deza (De Anza Force SC – No. 14), D Emily Smith (De Anza Force SC – No. 17), M Chloe Frisch (San Diego Surf – No. 33), D Kai Henderson (Crossfire Premier SC – No. 53), M Caroline Clark (Lamorinda United – No. 64), F Denae Antoine (Legends FC – No. 90), D Kailee Gifford (De Anza Force SC – No. 91), GK Olivia Sekany (Pleasanton Rage – No. 139), M Daisy Cleverley (Forrest Hill Milford Utd AFC), D Morgan Rogers (Lamorinda United), F Emma Westin (Boo FF)

A mammoth class for the Golden Bears, a dominant in-state class is highlighted by three De Anza Force stars (Deza, Smith and Gifford), also getting a nice boost from two internationals from New Zealand and Sweden.

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