Local College Soccer

Discussion in 'NorCal Scene' started by ECNL, Aug 30, 2016.

  1. soccerislife

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    Stanford vs UNC in 2 weeks will be fun. UNC seems to have it's best team in a few years. Stanford well...just roll the team out there and enjoy the art work!

    Agree on CAL to some extent but if you pay close attention, they were missing 1/2 their starting line-up last night's (Their whole offense). That being said, they still seem to be down this year compared to normal.

    College season is always a fun time to track everyone especially the nor cal kids. Good luck to all!

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    Just saw the score and couldn’t believe it. Cal 2, UCSB! Anyone see/watch the game!??
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    Yep... Cal went up 2-0 early and fell apart in the last 20-30 minutes. They're not even on the same planet as Stanford.
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    Cal (Neil) doing Cal (Neil). Same story different year.
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  5. ECNL

    ECNL Well-Known Member

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    Should let Neil go after his extension expires. Cal would receive so many
    Great applicants.

    Lauren Hansen at SJSU would certainly apply as would
    Former great Tiffany Roberts at UCF (hometown San Ramon).
    Sonoma State coach who has been very successful at D2 and probably many coaches in the
    US Soccer development tree.

    I really don’t see any reason to keep him. IMO he’s underperformed at such a fine institution
    That many recruits want to go.

    On that note, also expect Travis at St. Mary’s to be gone this year if he can’t win 2-3 games in the WCC this year.
    I believe it’s time for them to hire their first qualified female coach there.
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    FYI- it’s possible for even top 25 programs to have an off year(lacking talent Cal is). Look at Florida this year as an example. Not saying they shouldn’t go deeper in NCAA tournament in the past but harsh to justify it on this

    But no doubt CAL would get many good ones. This year is different though. They usually have good records in pre season. Clearly some tough results.

    Not sure anyone can win at SMC. Very difficult in that conference.
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    Agree about SMC. Probably not enough money for a regional school to compete in that conference.

    Cal is having a rough start. But I’m not sure Cal cares enough about the women’s program to fire McGuire. He gets all those mustang girls for free who raise the athletic department’s academic numbers. If he’s not making waves why would they get rid of him? No one really cares how the women’s soccer team does. Other than us parents.
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    Any opinions on USF Dons? I saw somewhere that they offer the highest scholarship for women's soccer amongst all colleges in CA that have women's soccer program. And they're roster size is only 23 compared to 30 at most other colleges.
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    If true USF a great place to go. Tier 1 school in the top 115.
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    Not sure how a d1 program can offer more money then another d1 that's fully funded. They have same amount of scholarships to give.

    USF has a done solid job the last few years. Their coach has lots of experience(former USC coach) and been around the college game for years. While it can get cold, the setting at USF on a Friday night is pretty neat. Tough conference so it's tough to really break into the top few but certainly a solid d1 program from what I see.

    Cal 1 Davis 1...OK, that's a bad result!
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    Local headline tonight;
    No. 7 Santa Clara battled No. 1 Stanford to a 1-all tie Sunday evening on the road, snapping a 29-game winning streak for the Cardinals and giving the Broncos their best start since 2007.
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    That was a fun game to watch - fast and physical with a few yellow cards. Santa Clara hung tough as Stanford had the better of the opportunities. It wasn't completely one-sided as Santa Clara had opportunities as well.
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    SCU had chances but if the Bronco GK had merely a "good" and not "exceptional" game, Stanford wins by 2 or more. She was sensational.
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    So glad Santa Clara was able to get the tie. They certainly didn’t get any help from the ref. Some pretty dirty tackles and fouls by Stanford and no yellows shown. Pretty unbelievable favoritism by the ref for Stanford.
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    Most of the mustang kids are rostered and not getting much, if any money. McGuire is going all in with EQ and Mustang players and not sure that's a great combo to have. But I agree...the admin won't fire Mcguire because a) he's semi-successful, b) he's not making waves, and c) he'd have to have his contract bought out and no way a UC is gonna pay him to watch from the sidelines.

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