It’s here! Teams report back for 2017 Pre-Season

Across the country, college soccer teams are checking in for pre-season. 6am practices, team meetings, fitness tests and strength training all start now. Here are few pictures from some of the Women’s teams in different states. Good luck to all college players for an invigorating and injury-free pre-season. Tweet your pre-season training pictures to @insidecollegesoccer

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3 Players That Could Help Win Stanford an NCAA Title

 

With the new college soccer season just around the corner, it’s time to take a closer look at some players that may just be the key for Stanford’s Women’s Soccer Team to win an NCAA title. After a disappointing 1-0 loss to Santa Clara in the NCAA championship third round last year, they’ll look to come back this season stronger and better. Although they won their 11th Pac-12 conference title last year, they’ll still be looking to come out powerful this season and win an NCAA championship- and here’s the 3 players that could help them reach the title they haven’t earned since 2011.

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Bad News Buffalo’s – UB Cuts it’s Soccer Program. Star’s Heartfelt Response

The University of Buffalo took the decision to drop it’s soccer program – gingerly making the announcement on Monday. Men’s Soccer wasn’t the only victim in the cut; baseball, men’s swimming and diving and women’s rowing were also axed in an effort to reduce the school’s yearly spending by over $2 million.

The Buffalo News reported that the lack of other men’s soccer programs in the MAC was likely a big factor in the decision to drop men’s soccer. The administration considered four factors: program costs, athletic facilities, Title IX, geographic location and a comparison of sports sponsored by MAC schools.

Four-time All-Mid-American Conference selection, 2015 MAC Player of the Year and second-leading scorer in UB history, Russell Cicerone made his feelings clear in a letter posted on his twitter account. Cicerone became the first UB player picked by an MLS club when he was acquired in the second round of the 2017 MLS SuperDraft by Portland Timbers.

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MLS SuperDraft Round 1 & 2

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In conjunction with the annual National Soccer Coaches Association of America convention the 2017 Superdraft has certainly been a thrilling spectacle . The first two rounds have taken place. Here are the picks and there’s a few surprises amongst them. Rounds three and four will be held via conference call on January 17, 2017.

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