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Top 150 Spotlight: The 2019 girls shift

Article Written by Will Parchman
Published: May 2, 2017

Like no class before it, the girls 2019 IMG Academy Top 150 faces a unique spate of challenges. To the point that no one quite knows what it’ll look like a year down the line.

But we certainly know what it looks like today.

On Monday, the newest release of the IMG Top 150 class for the 2019 girls hit for public consumption, and it featured a group facing an uncommon choice next season. While the 2017 girls are out the door this summer, and the 2018 class has already made its mark, the 2019 group will still be at the critical U17 age during the ECNL/Girls Development Academy split this fall. And that means some important decisions that could rankle the order of our rankings at this time next year.

READ: Girls 2019 class gets a facelift | Wesley leads way in Top 150

But for now, with each of these players ensconced in the ECNL and using that pipeline as a conduit to the college game, we can confidently look at the landscape as it stands. And oh boy do we have some unique wrinkles in this one.

That’s the subject of this week’s IMG Top 150 Spotlight. So let’s go under the hood and find out what makes this class unlike any other before it.

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