Almost every young player carries dreams of playing at the next level. For the vast majority, that means trying to find a college soccer home.
Regardless of whether that's local or far, it can be a stressful experience. Spots are limited, coaches come and go, and finding the right balance of athletics, academics, and social environment can prove difficult.
To provide some insight into the process, our recruiting series with college coaches throughout New England continues. This installment focuses on center backs, where partnerships and complementary pieces are of the utmost importance.
The below answers come from eight local college coaches across men’s and women’s spaces, plus all three divisions. This is designed to work as an evergreen resource for aspiring college soccer players.