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Freshman ignored by recruiters leads No. 1 Huskies

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.

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1 comment about "Freshman ignored by recruiters leads No. 1 Huskies".
  1. R2 Dad, 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.

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