2020 Women’s Recruiting Rankings: May

2020 Women’s Recruiting Rankings: May
by Travis Clark
May 18, 2020

The 2020 season is far from certain at this point.

But the incoming talent for this season is supremely talented in women’s Division I soccer regardless of what the games look like this year.

MORE: 2020 Women’s transfer tracker | 2020 women’s DI recruiting class announcements

Shaped heavily by the 2020 IMG Academy player rankings, below are the latest updated rankings for Women’s DI soccer. Looking at the Top 50 programs, the rankings are compiled based off reported or announced commitments, transfers and international additions.

Please send any corrections or omissions to editor@topdrawersoccer.com.

1. UCLA*

Commitments: F Reilyn Turner (So Cal Blues – No. 11), M Aislynn Crowder (Hawaii Rush – No. 23), M Michaela Rosenbaum (Santa Rosa United – No. 37), M Jillian Martinez (Lonestar SC – No. 40), M Dasia Torbert (Tophat SC – No. 50), M Isabel Loza (LAFC Slammers – No. 57), M Mackenzee Vance (United Soccer Alliance – No. 63), D Jordyn Gather (So Cal Blues – No. 108), M Jennifer Alvarado (So Cal Blues – No. 138), M Megan Edelman (Mustang SC – No. 173), GK Kelly McManus (Strikers FC), D My Haugland Sørsdahl (Kolbotn), M Kaila Novak (FC London), M Clara Härdling (AIK)

Will this class close the gap with Stanford? The Bruins lose Jessie Fleming, but have another top recruiting class coming in, including Sørsdahl, Novak and Härdling from abroad. It’s a big, 14-player class that should keep the Bruins at the top of the heap in the conference and in the nation.

2. Virginia*

Commitments: D Samar Guidry (FC Dallas – No. 8), F Lia Godfrey (United Soccer Alliance – No. 10), D Elaine Rouse (NC Courage – No. 26), M Alexis Theoret (FC Virginia – No. 36), M Peyton Goldthwaite (NC Courage – No. 100), F Laughlin Ryan (Charlotte Soccer Academy – No. 117), F Brianna Jablonowski (FC Fury NY – No. 161), F Sarah Brunner (United Soccer Alliance – No. 171), D Maggie Fralin (Richmond United)

Transfers: D Sarah Clark (Purdue)

The Cavaliers lost some top-notch quality from last year’s group, adding importance to this just-announced group.

3. North Carolina

Commitments: M Talia DellaPeruta (Tophat SC – No. 2), F Samantha Meza (Solar Soccer Club – No. 4), M Abby Allen (Lonestar SC – No. 9), D Paige Tolentino (NC Courage – No. 30), F Mollie Griswold (Arizona Arsenal – No. 53), M Avery Patterson (Florida Elite Soccer Academy – No. 116), M Kai Hayes (United Soccer Alliance – No. 185)

The talent infusion continues for the ACC program, as seven players from the IMG Academy Top 200 Club Soccer Players are off to Chapel Hill. DellaPeruta and Meza were part of the U.S. U20 WNT side that won the 2020 Concacaf Championship.

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