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2010 Recruits

Post by harryb on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:34 pm

Is it time to start talking about our outstanding incoming class yet? By my count we have two outstanding keepers, two top-notch forwards, and a couple of capable midfielders coming in. (Plus healthy center backs, we hope.)

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by gnarly on Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:07 pm

Here is recruiting spreadsheet for those who have not seen it. Notice top recruits Lauren has coming to UO in 2011. Hope OSU success gets them some better recuits. UW and WSU not much other than locals. Other than SCU, no one else in WCC getting top class. We need them to step it up so we get battle tested week in and week out for our conference schedule.

https://sites.google.com/site/soccerrecruits/

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by Indigo Kid on Thu Dec 03, 2009 7:54 am

Would be interesting to compare the rating UpSoccerFanatic did for teams in quarterfinals against recruiting rankings. I would bet some of the top teams will rank high on both categories, but others like the Pilots would show they have gotten more from their recruits than other teams with better recruiting rankings.

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Post by Indigo Kid on Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:23 am

Don't let me be a "thread stopper". Just adding my 2 cents. My 2 Cents

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by Poopdeck Pappy on Thu Dec 03, 2009 1:47 pm

Here's some related analysis that was done earlier by SoreKnees.

http://www.pilotnation.net/women-s-soccer-f7/doing-more-with-less-t2740.htm#26453

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by harryb on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:46 pm

Without Soccer Buzz I don't know of anybody that ranks recruiting classes.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Thu Dec 03, 2009 5:57 pm

harryb wrote:Without Soccer Buzz I don't know of anybody that ranks recruiting classes.

TopDrawer does, as does Takkle.com


Here's previous discussion about the 2010 class.


http://www.pilotnation.net/women-s-soccer-f7/top-drawer-top-100-for-2010-t2546.htm

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by harryb on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:56 pm

I know those two sites rank recruits individually, but unless someone ranks recruiting classes by school, we won't have info to compare our final finishes with our recruiting rank.

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by Harry Redknapp on Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:17 am

Given the strength of the Pilots squad this does not have to be a strong class overall. Pilots return 8 players who started at end of season plus Cloee.

GK already in place: so time for two freshmen to settle in; if one of them is good enough to keep Hailee on the bench then all to the good but no hurry.

Maybe one of the incoming players is good enough to fill in for MichE - either directly at forward or indirectly at midfield.

I watched Sarah Bridges for Jesuit in the 6A final and she looked to be in the same class as Kendall - who played in that game a year earlier. Parker has good bio coming in. If either of them can have the same impact as KJ then we are in a good place.

Cruz and Frisbie both have good stories - so reasonable chance that one of them could start up front with Dani.

All considered this could be a good class for UP.

Real test comes the following year when Jessica, Elli, Keelin, Sophie, Kendra all leave.

But in a game that has 11 on the field you really need to recruit three starters and a couple of good subs each year to have a great team. If you can average that ratio then you are good shape.

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by fan from afar on Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:22 am

It seems as if they are all offensive-type players. I hope one of them has the skills and smarts and especially the speed we need to play alongside Danielle next year, so we can keep Sophie at midfield.

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Post by Harry Redknapp on Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:24 am

I think that Cruz and Frisbie could compete for that role.

And Parker and Bridges may be the Keelin and Sophie combination in apprenticeship.

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Post by fan from afar on Sat Dec 05, 2009 12:09 pm

I hope you are right on both counts, Harry. I think the midfield combo (Keelin and Sophie) may well be the most difficult part of the team to replace when that class graduates.

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by Harry Redknapp on Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:17 pm

True. They arwe both triffic players. But Keelin was not all star coming out of HS. And that holding mid role is an interesting one. Maybe that there is someone coming in who can do really well in that position, and it's not flashy and could eb someone who has all the right facets to excel in that role but did not show up in national team age group camps etc.

Then you've got outside defense to worry aboput when jess and Elli move on.

But again: who woud have foreseen Jess being so good in that position. Maybe there's someone who was a forward in HS who can make that transition and eb a star in the UP system. I have great faith n the coaching staff.

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by AspenPilot on Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:46 pm

My dad lives in Texas and he went and saw the women play against Texas A & M. He sat next to Frisbee and her parents and told them all about how great the Bluff experience is. He said that Frisbee is very nice and has a great offensive mind.

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Post by onetouchfutbol on Sat Dec 05, 2009 6:30 pm

AspenPilot wrote:My dad lives in Texas and he went and saw the women play against Texas A & M. He sat next to Frisbee and her parents and told them all about how great the Bluff experience is. He said that Frisbee is very nice and has a great offensive mind.

She just looks like such a perfect fit for our program. With the bandana and that breakaway speed, she'll definitely be a fan favorite.

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by Harry Redknapp on Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:09 am

"Has a great offensive mind"

Does that mean she thinks of all kinds of rude things to say to people? Because that could be fun. Laughing

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by Harry Redknapp on Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:12 am

Both Amanda F and Michelle C have a chance to make an immediate impact. It would be great if one or both of them was good enough to start so that Sophie could stay in midfield.

And yes, for those of you who remember my qualms about that switch earlier in the season, I am now a beleiver in Sophie in midfield.

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Post by fan from afar on Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:16 am

I had the same qualms and freely admit that I am also now a believer.

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Post by purple haze on Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:58 pm

If a fresh frosh is up front, Sophie as an anchor at attacking mid sounds great. Is it fall 2010 yet?

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Post by gnarly on Sat Dec 12, 2009 3:48 pm

one school that has not been the tourney that regularly but who looks to have a couple of good recruiting classes is UCSB. Do they have a great recruiting coach or what is going on there?

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:52 am

For those of you who haven't seen it, here's a RISE article on Sarah Bridges.

http://sports.espn.go.com/highschool/rise/soccer/news/story?id=4617561

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by onetouchfutbol on Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:45 pm

Very cool article, PG. It's great to bring someone aboard with that kind of work ethic and drive who happens to be a local. Of course, it would be extremely disappointing for a player that good with ties to FC Portland not to come to UP. Has that ever happened?

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Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:04 pm

onetouchfutbol wrote:Very cool article, PG. It's great to bring someone aboard with that kind of work ethic and drive who happens to be a local. Of course, it would be extremely disappointing for a player that good with ties to FC Portland not to come to UP. Has that ever happened?

Sure, it's happened a lot, as recently as last year. Not every kid wants to stay in Portland.

Nothing wrong with that.

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FC players do scatter

Post by dwm on Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:13 am

Last year's crop of seniors at FC was like a state all-star team. It had Pilots Kendall and Ellinor, plus Kendall's Lincoln teammate who is at Santa Clara, plus Courtney Verloo who is making an impact at Stanford (one of the two called-back-for-offsides goals in the championship game) as well on the National U-17 team where she was a top scorer.

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Re: 2010 Recruits

Post by onetouchfutbol on Fri Dec 18, 2009 6:34 pm

Purplegeezer wrote:
onetouchfutbol wrote:Very cool article, PG. It's great to bring someone aboard with that kind of work ethic and drive who happens to be a local. Of course, it would be extremely disappointing for a player that good with ties to FC Portland not to come to UP. Has that ever happened?

Sure, it's happened a lot, as recently as last year. Not every kid wants to stay in Portland.

Nothing wrong with that.

Any examples? Our ties to FC Portland run so deep...

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