College coaches are always quick to temper expectations about freshmen, largely because there’s no telling if hype will pan out. The grueling nature of the fall season, adjusting to life on campus and balancing soccer with academics – it can all prove challenging.
Then again, no time is wasted for some freshmen, as they positively impact a college program from the get-go.
That’s certainly been the case for the below 20 players at Division 1 women’s programs throughout New England, who are making a name for themselves early on. Eleven of the 20 players are from the region’s six states and were developed at local club programs, prep schools, or high schools.
While early success is no guarantee of long-term influence, all signs are pointing up for these freshmen. Odds are all they be shaping New England’s D1 women’s landscape for years to come.