A player’s first year of college soccer is seldom straightforward.
There are adjustments to the speed of play and physical demands, all while trying to break into a new system of play and team. The recruiting process is one full of excitement, but things can change once a ball is kicked -- not to mention the general navigation of leaving home.
That makes the first-year impact of these 11 players (highlighted below) even more impressive. Let’s call it a 3-4-3 formation of sorts, utilizing wingbacks.
Our top first-year players from the 2022 Division 3 women’s season: