An early season test in facing the best of 2018, Sat. Mar. 9 against two time defending titleholders, time tba. A big opening day, biggest ever for the USL as 17 games are on tap more than any other year. All 3 dozen clubs now know of when and where they begin their quest for the Cup and 4 expansion clubs will host openers. Locally NYRB II host Swope Park Rangers, a reply of the 2016 title match.read
Here we have the winners from NCAA, NAIA, NCCAA, & JUCO soccer programs, 11 of the 14 were the natiohnal or divisional winners in 20018 & 2 more getting to the national semis.
2018 National Staffs of the Year:
NCAA DI men: St Mary's, CA
NCAA DI women: Georgetown
NCAA DII men: Barry U.
NCAA DII women: University of Bridgeport
NCAA DIII men: Tufts U.
NCAA DIII women: Washington U., MO
NAIA men: Central Methodist U.
NAIA women: EIll Carey U.
NCCAA men:Southwestern Christian U.read
The ever valuable first pick of SKC has been secured by the "Caps as well as their 2nd pick of 2020 when they sent over Erik Hurtado. "Caps HC Marc Dos Santos stated, "We are thankful to Erik for his contributions on and off the pitch over his 6 seasons in Vancouver." Erik now 28, with 17 goals over 13 assists over 123 appearances for 6 years was the 5th pick overall in 2013, spending the second half of 2015 in Norway with Mjendalen IF.read
Jerry Yeagley had been a top college coach at Indiana University for many deccades, now his son is in that position, the winner is gettting a massive accolade. I first met Coach Yeagley in the 80' and have come to know him more recently, the description of the award does not even scratch the surface of the man whose moniker it bears. The Jerry Yeagley Award for Exceptional Personal Service, presented annually to a former collegiate soccer student-athlete who has demonstrated extraordinary accomplishments beyond soccer itself.read
No locals were selected here but this is their list.
High School/Youth Boys:
Large school: Jim Konrad Naperville N HS, IL
Small school: Bradley Spell, Clinton HS, NC
Private/Parochial School:Scott Snell The Westminster Schools, GA
Youth Boys: Stuart Brown TN SC, TN
High School/Youth Girls:
Large school:Stephen Popp, Beavercreek HS, OH
Small school: Vic Johnson Union Academy, NC
Private/Parochial school: Stephen Fennah Jesuit HS, OR
Youth gilrs: Nadir Moumen, McClean Youth Soccer, VAread