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Post by gnarly on Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:15 pm

I started a spreadsheet to track how many recruits each of the 64 teams that made the tourney has, along with how many were on their roster last year and how many seniors will be graduating. I had to do this all by hand and some of the sites you cannot sort by class so please double check the work. Also, not all the schools have posted their recruiting class yet. You can see who has on the spreadsheet that tracks recruits. We don't know how many of the other schools under class will graduate early like Korie N. did at U of P. She is listed on our roster as a JR.

What you can see is that a lot of teams are carrying a lot of players compared to U of P . With everything that comes up it will be nice to have some cushion for a change with the new classes to arrive the next couple of years. I also noticed that teams seem to be heavily loaded toward FR and SO. Are they cutting SR's from scholarship when they are not starters?



2009 2008 2008
School Conf recruits # roster Seniors
Boston College ACC 3 25 5
Duke ACC 6 24 6
Miami ACC 10 23 3
Wake Forest ACC 7 25 6
Vir Tech ACC
26 6
Florida State ACC
18 0
North Carolina ACC
33 4
Virgina ACC
24 7
Boston University Am East
29 6
Charlotte Alantic 10
28 4
Belmont Atlantic Sun 11 21 3
Marquette Big East
27 3
Notre Dame Big East 4 29 6
Rutgers Big East
25 4
West Virginia Big East 9 26 8
Northern Arizona Big Sky
31 1
Radford Big South 5 26 4
Minnesota Big 10 5 22 8
Penn State Big 10 11 29 4
Michigan State Big 10 6 31 5
Illinois Big 10 6 22 5
UC Santa Barbara Big West 6 21 0
LB St Big West
27 11
Colorado Big 12 6 19 8
Kansas Big 12 6 28 5
Oklahoma State Big 12 5 28 4
Texas Big 12 8 26 5
Texas A&M Big 12 7 25 2
James Madison Colonial 3 30 3
Northeastern Colonial
29 5
William & Mary Colonial 3 28 5
Memphis Conf USA 6 27 4
UCF Conf USA 10 23 4
Wis-Milwaukie Horizon 9 25 5
Princeton Ivy
20 4
Harvard Ivy
26 5
Fairfield MAAC 3 20 4
Toledo MAC 5 27 5
BYU MT West 8 25 5
Evansville Missouri Valley
25 8
Central Conn St Northeast
23 4
Morehead St Ohio Valley
26 5
UCLA Pac 10 8 28 7
USC Pac 10
28 8
Cal Pac 10
26 3
Stanford Pac 10
24 5
WSU Pac 10
23 0
UW Pac 10 4 29 4
Army Patriot
29 6
Auburn SEC 8 26 4
FL SEC 11 30 3
Georgia SEC 5 23 8
LSU SEC 9 21 3
SC SEC 7 28 1
Tennessee SEC 5 26 5
W Carolina Southern 6 27 2
Texas St Southland
24 4
SD St Summit 8 26 9
Denver Sunbelt 4 28 8
Mississippi Valley SC SWAC
24 6
Fresno St WAC 4 24 3
Portland WCC 5 21 3
San Diego WCC
29 6







6.5 25.7 4.7

The last line is the average.


The teams like UNC and FL who carry 30+ seem gross to me. I think of my daughter's U12 team where we have 16 and that works well even when we have a kid or two out sick. Why would you go to one of these places when they don't even have enough room on the bench for the whole team? Why not go somewhere where you have a chance of playing time. Makes no sense to me.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:55 pm

Santa Clara had 14 healthy players at the end of last season. That's with 2 walk-ons.

UP only had 3 or so players on the bench in the tournament, and we cosider the injury rate wasn't too bad (we did have 3 on YNT duty)


The college game is a LOT roughr than your daughter's u12 team.

That model doesn't work.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:19 am

I think regarding your last comment in the second paragraph, gnarly, it's important to remember that players now have the one year obligation of college before entering the NBA. That's why the Pac-10, for example suffered this year with Kevin Love, OJ Mayo, the Lopez twins, Westbrook, and others entering the NBA. It's extremely rare for players to stay all 4 years now if they have the talent to leave early. (I know that not all of those players were freshman, but, you understand my point.) That's why Tyler H. is the all-time leading scorer at UNC instead of Jordan, James Worthy, or someone else...

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Post by aleppiek on Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:04 pm

While I agree that attrition has something to do with the front loading, I think that it is not a reasonable comparison to compare these stats to sports like Men's basketball. Most women soccer players stay all 4 years unless a) they wash out due to grades or other eligibility issues b) they transfer to another school c) they do not have the skill to stay.

Also to Gnarly's point about Sr. scholarships. I think a lot of people have the misconception that scholarships are for the entire time you attend a University. In reality any student athlete who signs a letter of intent is agreeing to a 1 year agreement with the University for athletic based scholarships. Universities as I understand it cannot commit to multi year athletic scholarships.

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Post by FSUfan on Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:47 pm

You should post this on B.S., love to see what kind of an uproar it might create Laughing .

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Post by FSUfan on Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:52 pm

Oh, and FSU lost 3 seniors along with Sanna using up her eligibility and our goalie graduating, so 5 total, 18 is the updated roster as of today. I think we have about 6 new girls coming in, although that is yet to be confirmed.

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Post by Indigo Kid on Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:20 pm

I can see where this can get confusing. Penn State only has 5 official 2009 recruits. They have 2 other players that were 2008 recruits, but did not enroll until Jan 2009 and one other that enrolled early and did not count. So 6 that are 2009 recruits and 8 new in total.

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Post by Indigo Kid on Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:22 pm

Never mind, I thought we were talking Womens Soccer....

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:46 pm

Penn State/UP Fan wrote:Never mind, I thought we were talking Womens Soccer....

We were and still are. I believe your numbers are correct.

Agreed on posting this on BigSoccer, perhaps once better numbers are in.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:17 pm

aleppiek wrote:While I agree that attrition has something to do with the front loading, I think that it is not a reasonable comparison to compare these stats to sports like Men's basketball. Most women soccer players stay all 4 years unless a) they wash out due to grades or other eligibility issues b) they transfer to another school c) they do not have the skill to stay.

Also to Gnarly's point about Sr. scholarships. I think a lot of people have the misconception that scholarships are for the entire time you attend a University. In reality any student athlete who signs a letter of intent is agreeing to a 1 year agreement with the University for athletic based scholarships. Universities as I understand it cannot commit to multi year athletic scholarships.

Please disregard my above post regarding the basketball thing. I was flipping back and forth between men's b-ball and women's soccer in my postings and clearly not paying much attention...blogging like a borracho. No

I'm impressed that you took the time to do the whole spreadsheet and analysis, gnarly...


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Post by Auto Pilot on Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:48 pm

I will second aleppiek' point about scholarships being year to year. When you are awarded a "full college scholarship" you are counting on the coaches reputation for keeping his or her word. The ugly truth in the NCAA is some coaches offer the"full ride" then cut back or eliminate the scholarship if the player does not pan out as anticipated. Its a shame for players who need the money to continue with their education.

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:48 pm

I second the thanks for your great work, gnarly. I hope you'll update your list from time to time. It makes for a really interesting discussion.

My view is that a roster in the 21-23 range is the best. It provides enough players to allow for injuries and national team commitments, but not for so many as to make it impractical for the coaches to spend quality time with each player and as to make it hard to nurture team unity.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:24 pm

21-23 seems more than reasonable to me... Growing up the squads were limited to 18 and we never really had an issue even with diff players going to different HS, ODP competitions and different sports... 21-23 seems the best as far as having a squad with enough depth, while at the same time small enough so that even those 20-23 players on the depth chart can still contribute when called upon... anything over 25 just seems like absolute overkill and ultimately seems more to serve the institution, not the individual players or the game as a whole... And as UPSF noted, you can only have so many hours for the coach to dedicate to individual instruciton, the more on the squad, the less time spent developing the individual player

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Post by Indigo Kid on Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:27 am

Also disregard my post about "I thought we were talking Womens Soccer....". I was doing the same as UPSoccerFanatic and looking at mens basketball. This is a great list! Have seen too many teams play where the bench is loaded with players that stay there the whole game...

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Post by SoreKnees on Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:18 am

With respect to the issue of coaching time, do the schools with the large rosters also have more coaches?

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Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:41 am

Just a quick survey:

Florida - 30 players - 3 coaches (plus a "volunteer coach")
USD - 29 - 3
Penn State - 29 - 3 ( and a volunteer)
UNC - 33 - 4 (plus a volunteer and st./cond coach)
Notre Dame - 28 - 3 (1 volunteer)

And for comparison's sake, UP has 5 coaches.... But our coaches (and one's at a lot of other schools) have to spend time with the men's programs as well.

So for the most part the bigger schools don't necessarily have more coaches. (and speaking from experiences, too many coaches can get pretty confusing)

Another thing that's difficult to quantify is how often former players come back and play with the team. I can't speak for other teams, but having players like Tiff and Christine come back and practice with players and whatnot is an asset UP can definitely be proud of

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:12 am

I'm not sure how you would judge that. UP has a tradition that the men's and women's coaches coach both teams. Right now, with Lisa making her WPS bid, you'll see Garrett, Baarts, and McNeil on the field.

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Post by Auto Pilot on Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:22 pm

You are right about the combination of the men's and women's programs and the same number of coaches for each. What you get are coaches working twice as hard as at another University. I don't think Garrett or Bill's workload will change much but you are right about Baarts and McNeil. Even with Lisa coming back one of them will have to take up the slack left by Lauren. I know Bill is the ultimate guru of keeper training but I would like to see them hire someone again to focus on the goal keeper training.

The defense is usually so good keeping is not an issue until tournament time. But that is when it really matters. Next year we will have two, so Kelsey won't be forced to play with injuries like she was last year. That should help up us down the stretch also. But for this it might have been 2 for Stanford.

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Post by Stonehouse on Tue Mar 17, 2009 2:50 pm

It's interesting that the coaching question came up... as far as I know, UP has a unique set-up that has been grandfathered in. I don't think a school would be allowed to set up a similar "Director of Soccer" situation if it were starting from scratch. I could be wrong on that, but does anyone know any other school with a similar set up?

An interesting note on that... because Garrett isn't technically the head coach of the women's team, I believe the NCAA has yet to recognize his wins or his championships. What I mean by that is, when you see a list from the NCAA of winningest coaches or whatever, it would not include Garrett. But it would include Bill Irwin. Again, not 100% sure on that, but it's interesting nonetheless.

Finally, I do know that some schools have complained about the fact that Portland's set-up allows more individual coaches to work with players than under the normal NCAA strictures.

EDIT: Just checked the NCAA site, and I was right about the Smith/Irwin thing. No mention of Garrett anywhere, but Bill Irwin is listed as active coach with the second-best winning percentage (behind Anson Dorrance). See for yourself here.

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Post by KFTC on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:13 pm

Stonehouse, there are other schools that operate with a Director of Soccer, but I can't think of one with as high a profile as Portland's. Many of the ones I know of are NAIA, D-3 or D-2 schools...

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Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:07 pm

Stonehouse wrote:
An interesting note on that... because Garrett isn't technically the head coach of the women's team, I believe the NCAA has yet to recognize his wins or his championships. What I mean by that is, when you see a list from the NCAA of winningest coaches or whatever, it would not include Garrett. But it would include Bill Irwin. Again, not 100% sure on that, but it's interesting nonetheless.


what the NCAA thinks is in
http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/w_soccer_RB/2008/wsoc%20coaches%202008.pdf

The NCAA manual doesn't mention the "director of Soccer" position, but it does recognize the "Associate Head Coach" position. It decrees that wins and losses are to be attributed to both coaches in that situation and that an asterisk acknowledging the other coach be put in each coach's record.

For some reason, the NCAA doesn't recognize Garrett as associate director of soccer, head coach, or even associate head coach. Records do indicate that Garrett was the Head coach in the UP Bio, the Box Scores (including the championship box), and in the NCAA literature about the championship season.

Right now, Bill Irwin is listed as second for active coaches - 5 yr minimum (next to "the man watching) in wins percentage at .843,
Clive is listed as second in percentage all time (to the same fellow) at .799. Neither Bill nor Garrett is in the winningest all time coach category because the NCAA says they only recognizes coaches who have coached for 10 years or more.

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Post by FANatic on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:33 pm

gnarly - (hey, how's goin', man?) - You mention in the first post of this thread that Korie N. graduated early. I believe she will graduate with her real class this spring.

Remember, Korie was given an extra year, a medical redshirt for missing her real junior year. She has decided to forgo her 5th year of elegibility for reasons I am not aware of.

Just a small detail. Great job with the post, however, gnarly!

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Post by FSUfan on Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:32 pm

gnarly, you should post your updated spreadsheet on Big Soccer when you get a chance.

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Post by eProf on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:03 pm

FANatic wrote:Remember, Korie was given an extra year, a medical redshirt for missing her real junior year. She has decided to forgo her 5th year of elegibility for reasons I am not aware of.

The impression I have gotten from her mother is that one of the factors in her decision was that the four years of playing UP-level soccer has been very wearing on her body.

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Post by gnarly on Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:06 pm

Fanatic,

On Korie, I just know she was out there with the twins on Senior day before the game.

FSU fan: I'll post on B.S. once a few more colleges post their recruiting class size and I need to register there.

One other thing I thought about was looking at next years roster to see how many upper classwomen fall off or what. You would almost have to copy every roster out there now (2008) and compare to (2009) Few teams keep old roster out on the web.

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