Each summer, June 15 is a highly-anticipated date for rising high school juniors around New England. The reason? It marks when they can officially start communicating with college coaches as the new recruiting cycle begins.
Next up is the Class of 2023, and there’s no shortage of talented players to track around the region. But things are a bit trickier this cycle, with the COVID-19 pandemic and just-closing Division I recruiting dead period making it harder to identify a deep, thorough pool. Even when connecting with college coaches, they’ve communicated that it’ll take some time to build out lists as they identify future prospects.
Given these dynamics, we’ve highlighted 10 players with New England roots (hometown, club, school) who could be the most in-demand. Others are bound to emerge, hence our honorable mention section.
Check out the full rundown below, and New England Soccer Journal readers can expect in-depth coverage as the Class of 2023 starts to take shape.