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The path to NCAA Division I soccer can be a varied one, and that is especially true of Nikola Atlija, a 2014 commit to the University of Wisconsin who has trained with history-rich Serbian club Red Star Belgrade in addition to his standout efforts for FC Wisconsin Nationals in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy.
Elizabeth “Lizzy” Axtell was not excited when she found out she would be moving from her Northern Virginia home and High School to spend a year abroad. But the soccer loving teenager has made the most of her opportunities playing for England's Oxford United FC Center of Excellence, and may be set for college scholarships back home in America.
Veteran coach and technical director Paul Riley is debuting the National Elite Soccer Showcase, a new co-ed spring showcase event in Long Island, N.Y. this March, challenging a crowded youth tournament market with what is planned as a more intimate experience for college scouts and aspiring NCAA recruits alike.
First year VCU head coach Lindsey Vanderspiegel and her staff are enjoying the luxury this week of having the ECNL Finals being played just 15 miles up the road from their downtown Richmond campus.
With 70 total teams competing from every corner of the U.S., the ECNL Finals offer an endless spectrum of physical and mental approaches to the game of soccer. For University of Iowa assistant coach Nick Flohre, this is among the most intriguing aspects of recruiting at the event, where he can compare and contrast the different styles of play while watching one the most competitive girls club soccer events of the year.
It was another successful season for the University of Virginia men's soccer squad in 2012. Led by head coach George Gelnovatch, the Cavaliers notched a record of 10-7-4 and made a semifinal run in the ACC Tournament, falling to UNC in a heart-stopping penalty kick shootout, then reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. We sat down with the talented Cavs coach, and he let us know what's up in Charlottesville this spring.
Full breakdown of the college soccer recruiting timeline.