Steele Canyon High School Women's Soccer: College Information

San Diego State Women's Soccer

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University of San Diego Women's Soccer

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University of California at San Diego Women's Soccer

Grossmont College Women's Soccer

Cuyamaca College Women's Soccer

San Diego City College Women's Soccer

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Pt Loma Nazerine University

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Soccer Times

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Student Athlete Magazine

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NCAA
NCAA-OFFICIAL INFORMATION AND RULES

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NAIA
NAIA- COLLEGE ASSOCIATION

College! What to do now!
One of the most important decisions a young person will make while in high school is the choice of a college to attend. If the young student is fortunate to not only be academically qualified but also athletically as well, then opportunities exist to secure a college scholarship. A number of factors need to be taken into account when selecting a college such as:

Local vs away-from-home
Commuting vs residential campus
Large vs small school
Area of academic interest
And of course the cost of education


The lucky student who also possesses recognized soccer abilities and skills has additional opportunities. College coaches are constantly on the lookout for new prospects. Oftentimes you will find coaches at tournaments viewing any number of players. As a prospective college player, it is of utmost importance that you do a thorough investigation of potential colleges and that you be identified as early as possible. Important vehicles for showcasing your abilities include tournaments, club soccer, high school soccer, and the Olympic Development Program. Many coaches begin identifying potential prospects in a player's junior year of high school.

A possible course of action for the prospective college player should include the following:

Do a thorough review of potential colleges you would like to attend using the factors described above


Prepare a letter of introduction to the coach at your colleges of interest; this letter would include such things as a player profile describing:
Your name, address, and telephone number,

High school and club team,

Grade point average, SAT scores and academic interests,

Player position,

Athletic and academic awards

This letter should be sent during the junior year and again at the beginning of the senior year. You should also include a schedule of tournament and club and high school league games so that a coach can have an opportunity to see you on as many occassions as possible.
Follow up by personally contacting your soccer coaches and introducing yourself and listening to their program description; visit your campus of interest

Continue to improve your grade point average (a coach would rather not invest in a player who has a marginal grade point average who risks their eligibility once in college)



Remember, a college coach will have the above type of interchange with not only you but with 25 other prospects as well. Being prepared both academically, athletically, and organizationally will enhance your possibilities as a college player prospect.