another stellar recruiting effort by a BYU sports team (#sarcastic). Glad to
see you didn't step outside Utah to recruit. Everyone knows there
aren't any players in California that are good or the West for that matter.
BYU is a national/world wide school and the sports teams continue to stay right
at home and recruit. It might take some effort to find those outside of Utah.
I will give football credit, they at least recruit in CA....basketball is
probably the worst and you would think with their lack of conference
championships and accomplishments they would try something different.
@ballparkPlease read the entire article. Last year there were 7
recruits from 5 different states. Perhaps this is just a good year for womens
soccer in Utah. All Americans, International team members, POY.
Where is the problem?
Two of these girls played on national teams. Six of the girls play for Sparta,
six-time State Cup Champs, who made it to the Region IV Championship game in
Hawaii last year, beating several "California" teams. This Sparta team
won the ESPN Disney Tournament two years ago in Orlando beating several East
Coast teams. Utah has become a soccer hotbed with Kelia Ohai and Emily Bruder
at North Carolina, and Darian Jenkins, another Sparta girl, leading UCLA to a
National Championship this past year as a true freshman. Utah has one of the
best soccer development programs in the country also demonstrated by the two
All-Americans on this Sparta team. Jenn Rockwood is no dummy and knows what
she's doing with an Elite-8 and Sweet-16 run in the last two tournaments.
Look for BYU to compete for a National Championship is the next four years with
these girls and returning stars such as Ashley Hatch and Michelle Murphy. If
fact, the last 4 Utah Ms. Soccer and that last 3 years of Gatorade Players of
the Year are at BYU with Michelle Murphy and Bizzy Phillips, sister of Ute
kicker Andy Phillips.
Congrats. They signed the best available without regard to geography.
Bobby- The Camarillo Eagles ECNL GU15 team has 4 National players & they
can't do squat. There are 12 teams in their pool & they've only
beaten 1 other So Cal team. The Only teams they can beat (and very easily at
that) are those from out of state- Nevada & Arizona. Just Sayin.
Bottomline: National Coaches play the Favorites game too.