Official recruiting class announcements have continued into June, with the addition of any transfers or internationals the biggest causations of changes to the latest women’s Division I recruiting class rankings.
It’s impossible to project how players might adjust to DI soccer, whether they are coming from the ECNL, Girls Development Academy or professional soccer overseas. The recruiting rankings is an attempt to project the short term and long-term impacts of this year’s newcomers.
Below are the latest recruiting class rankings for the class of 2019. Powered by the IMG Academy Top 150, international signings and transfers, rankings will be updated once a month between now and August.
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1. Penn State*
Commitments: M Kate Wiesner (Slammers FC – No. 1), M Jordan Canniff (Washington Spirit Academy – No. 9), F Payton Linnehan (FC Stars of Massachusetts – No. 13), GK Julia Dohle (NYCFC – No. 19), D Leah Scarpelli (Cedar Stars Academy – No. 21), M Coriana Dyke (Colorado Rush – No. 27), D Shelby Craft (FC Dallas – No. 66), F Angela Aguero (NYCFC), M Devon Rae Olive (PDA)
Transfers: M Sam Coffey (Boston College)
The Nittany Lions are unlikely to be unseated between now and August with their high-quality class coming in. Sam Coffey is going to be huge for them, especially with the departure of the uber-talented Emily Ogle.
Commitments: F Sunshine Fontes (Hawaii Rush – No. 5), F Mia Fishel (San Diego Surf – No. 16), M Brecken Mozingo (Celtic FC – No. 38), M Kali Trevithick (San Diego Surf – No. 39), M Jaclyn Gilday (United Soccer Alliance – No. 51), F Janae DeFazio (Davis Legacy), D Kylie Kerr (Mustang SC), GK Hannah Mitchell (Cedar Stars Academy), D Brianne Riley (Strikers FC), F Rachel Lowe (Western Sydney Wanderers)
An already impressive class received a nice boost with Rachel Lowe coming from Australia to Westwood. Sunshine Fontes may not play this year after tearing her ACL while playing high school soccer, though she has the tools to be successful once she bounces back. There should be a handful of players that can come in and impact the game for the Bruins right away.
Commitments: M Croix Bethune (Concorde Fire SC – No. 8), F Olufolasade Adamolekun (United Soccer Alliance – No. 22), M Jaelyn Eisenhart (Slammers FC – No. 25), F Hannah White (Tophat SC – No. 46), F Lillian Babalola (Concorde Fire SC – No. 109), F Savianna Gomez (Beach FC – No. 116), D Savannah Kessler (Legends FC – No. 122), F Bel Rolley (Heat FC)
There’s little doubt that USC, which won the 2016 national champion, are here to stay among the nation’s elite. This promising 2019 group should continue that trend, with Bethune a particular highlight.