Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Freshman ignored by recruiters leads No. 1 Huskies
Seattle Times, November 21st, 2013 3:14AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

Cristian Roldan scored 54 goals in 32 games as a senior at El Rancho (Calif.) High School. It was good enough to be named the Gatorade National Player of the Year but he escaped the attention of most college scouts because he played for a small club team. “One year ago, I didn’t even know if I was going to play college soccer,” he said. Fortunately, Washington coach Jamie Clark saw Roldan play at Surf College Cup and recruited him. All Roldan has done is take over the central midfield role for the No. 1 Huskies and earn Pac-12 Freshman of the Year honors. His skills came early. At 9, he starred in a World Cup commercial, showing off his juggling ability. Read the original story...


1 comment
  1. R2 Dad
    commented on: November 21, 2013 at 8:02 a.m.
    Well, this is no surprise: - 5'8" - too small -“His soccer IQ is above almost everyone’s on the team” - coaches don't care about this -Doesn't play for an academy team or prominent club - coach herd mentality hadn't pre-selected him Sounds like college recruiting is as lame as MLS recruiting.


Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Arrests Mar Roma's UCL Win     
Police arrested three fans prior to AS Roma's UEFA Champions League opener against Russian side CSKA ...
Roma Players Warn City, Bayern Following Rout     
AS Roma's players said they are full of confidence following their 5-1 hammering of CSKA Moscow ...
Di Maria: "I Needed to Change My Life"    
In an interview with Perform, Manchester United forward Angel Di Maria says that he left Real ...
Drogba: "I'm Like a Diesel, I Need Time"    
Didier Drogba admits that he needs time to regain his fitness and confidence after squandering chances ...
Ajax Earns Draw with PSG    
Danish international Lassa Schone scored in the 74th-minute from a free kick to spoil Zlatan Ibrahimovic's ...
Barca Uninspiring in Narrow UCL Opener     
It was an uninspiring debut for Barcelona coach Luis Enrique in the UEFA Champions League on ...
Mourinho: Costa's Hamstring Injury a Concern     
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho reiterated his concerns over striker Diego Costa's hamstring following the Blues' 1-1 ...
Report: NYCFC Eyes Queens Stadium    
New York City FC is considering building its stadium near the Acqueduct Racetrack in Queens, Capital ...
Ronaldo on Track to Break European Scoring Records    
If he remains injury-free this season, Cristiano Ronaldo should become the all-time leading scorer in both ...
Jardim: Monaco "Superior" in UCL Opener    
Leanardo Jardim hailed AS Monaco's "superior" display in Tuesday's 1-0 win against Bundesliga giant Bayer Leverkusen ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives