AthleticScholarships.com Releases Division I Soccer Recruiting Guidelines for Both Men's and Women's Soccer

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AthleticScholarships.com has utilized data provided by hundreds of soccer recruits, college soccer coaches and college rosters to create Division I soccer recruiting guidelines for both men's and women's soccer. The guidelines identify what is considered all around ideal stats for high level Division I soccer recruits.

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AthleticScholarships.com, a leading provider of college recruitment information and athletic scholarship statistics, has released comprehensive Division I soccer recruiting guidelines for both men's and women's soccer. The recruiting guidelines are a top-level view of what soccer coaches and organizations consider to be the model statistics for high level, 5-star recruits. However, Division I soccer recruiters and coaches say they also take into account accolades and academics when scouting for recruits.

It is critical for high school students wishing to compete at the collegiate level to understand that evaluating prospective athletes isn't an exact science and competition is very high in Division I soccer. The guidelines serve to help student athletes better prepare themselves for the recruitment process and increase their chances of securing a position on a Division I soccer team by understanding the ideal stats. Currently there are 204 NCAA Division I men's soccer teams and 322 NCAA Division I women's soccer teams.

The guidelines were created using data provided by several sources, including hundreds of soccer recruits, college soccer coaches from around the country and college rosters. The purpose of analyzing the data was to identify the model stats for soccer players that are chosen to compete at the Division I collegiate level.

Division I Soccer Recruitment Stats for High Level Players

Division I Men's Soccer Recruiting

High School Experience:

  •     Varsity Starter
  •     All Region / Conference / Sectional
  •     All-State
  •     All-American

CLUB Experience:

  •     US Development Academy
  •     Participation at Major Tournaments, including:

o    USA Cup
o    US Development Showcases
o    President's Cup
o    Dallas Cup
o    Adidas Blue Chip Showcase
o    PDA Showcase
o    Surf Cup
o    Disney Showcase
o    Jefferson Cup
o    Las Vegas College Showcase
o    Potomac Memorial Tournament
o    Score at the Shore
o    Crossroads Showcase
o    WAGS Tournament
o    Potomac Memorial Tournament
o    Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament
o    Mustang Inv.

  •     Member of Top Men's Club Team, including:

o    Dallas Texans
o    Crew Soccer Academy
o    D.C. United
o    Players Development Academy
o    South Carolina United Battery
o    Seattle Sounders FC
o    Real Salt Lake AZ
o    Minnesota Thunder Academy
o    Internationals
o    FC Dallas
o    FC Westchester
o    New England Revolution
o    CASL Chelsea FC Academy
o    LA Galaxy
o    Chivas USA

Olympic Development Program Experience:

  •     State Team NOT Pool
  •     Regional Team/Pool
  •     National Team/Pool

Division I Women's Soccer Recruiting

High School Experience:

  •     Varsity Starter
  •     All Region / Conference / Sectional
  •     All-State
  •     All-American

CLUB Experience:

  •     US Development Academy
  •     Participation at Major Tournaments, including:

o    USA Cup
o    US Development Showcases
o    President's Cup
o    Dallas Cup
o    Adidas Blue Chip Showcase
o    PDA Showcase
o    Surf Cup
o    Disney Showcase
o    Jefferson Cup
o    Las Vegas College Showcase
o    Potomac Memorial Tournament
o    Score at the Shore
o    Crossroads Showcase
o    WAGS Tournament
o    Potomac Memorial Tournament
o    Nomads Thanksgiving Tournament
o    Mustang Inv.

  •     Member of Top Women's Club Team, including:

o    Michigan Hawks
o    Eclipse FC
o    San Diego Surf
o    Slammers
o    Sereno SC
o    Bethesda United
o    Mustang Soccer
o    Carmel United

Olympic Development Program Experience:

  •     State Team NOT Pool
  •     Regional Team/Pool
  •     National Team/Pool

Preferred Grades for Division I Soccer Recruits

  •     3.0 GPA
  •     ACT score of 24 or higher
  •     SAT score of 1000 out of a possible 1600

To get more information on men's soccer and women's soccer recruiting and athletic scholarship statistics in states, divisions and schools across the country, please visit: AthleticScholarships.com

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AthleticScholarships.com is a leading provider of college athletic scholarship statistics and recruitment information. The organization helps student athletes identify opportunities and make connections with recruiters across the country by gathering stats on a wide variety of men's and women's sports and delivering the information in an easily searchable format that allows users to search by sport, state, division and school.

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