Nathan Opoku, a talented forward from Accra, Ghana, has signed a contract with Leicester City, in the English Premier League. It doesn’t get any better than that! Earlier in his journey, Opoku played for NAIA powerhouse Lindsey Wilson College in Kentucky where he set the conference on fire with 19 goals in 19 matches.
Following on from our feature on the Top 10 Most Successful Male College Soccer Players of All Time, we now feature the women that have graced the college soccer field and gone on to achieve massive things in the sport. Our list includes multiple World Cup winners, Olympic Gold Medalists, NWSL Champions and icons of Europen Women’s soccer. In no particular order, here’s our top 10.
Julie Foudy: Stanford University
Julie Foudy won two NCAA national championships and was a two-time winner of the Hermann Trophy. After college, she played for the San Diego Spirit in the WUSA and the California Storm in the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL). She also played for the US Women’s National Team and captained the team to World Cup and Olympic gold medals in 1996 and 2004. She earned over 270 caps and scored 45 goals throughout her international career. She was known for her versatility and leadership skills on and off the field.Continue reading “Top 10 Most Successful Female College Soccer Players of All Time”
Futsal is a variation of soccer that is played on a smaller field with a smaller, heavier ball. It is a high-intensity, fast-paced game that requires quick footwork and precise ball control. Many college soccer teams play futsal over the winter to keep their players active and improve their skills during the off-season.Continue reading “The role of Futsal in College Soccer”
The new rules played a massive part in the 2022 NCAA D1 Women’s Championship game…
When 90 minutes of action isn’t enough to decide a winner in college soccer, the game can move into an overtime period much like the professional game. However, there are a few differences to note, particularly a 2022 rule change that affects how often overtime is played at the college level.Continue reading “College Soccer Overtime Explained”
A great pair of headphones is essential for the day-to-day life of any student-athlete but soccer players especially demand a lot from their devices. College Soccer players need their headphones to perform in a variety of ways including:
- Improving focus and concentration during study halls or solo homework assignments. Music or other audio helps to block out distractions and provide a mental boost.
- Performance analysis: Top programs spend a lot of time reviewing game footage and creating individual reports for players on their performance as well as the strengths and weaknesses of their opponents.
- For Travel – some players spend a lot of time in the air and all college soccer players can expect long road trips throughout the season: Noise-cancelling headphones are ideal to help pass the time and stay relaxed.
- Enhance knowledge: Student-athletes can use headphones to listen to podcasts, audiobooks, and other educational materials to keep on top of their classwork and general personal development.
- Manage stress: Listening to music or other audio can help student-athletes relax and unwind after games or practices, which can help to manage stress and improve overall well-being.
- Motivation: Music can be a powerful motivator, and is a key factor in helping student-athletes prepare for tough training sessions or when they’re getting ready for a game.
Here are the top 8 Headphones for College Soccer Players:
1. Bose QuietComfort 45 Bluetooth Wireless Noise Cancelling HeadphonesContinue reading “Top 8 Headphones for College Soccer Players”
It’s 1995 in Greenville SC and who better to open Furman University’s brand new Eugene Stone Stadium than Brazillian soccer legend Pelé.
On a Sunny Sunday, Furman University’s administration could not have been more pleased with the debut of Eugene Stone Stadium as it played host to an overflow crowd of 3,602. The crowd was treated to a thrilling two-overtime match against a nationally-renowned opponent and an intense in-state rival.Continue reading “When Pelé visited campus”
A former college soccer player named Koryn Kraemer, aged 25, has been accused of brutally attacking a 78-year-old man on a train platform in Oregon. According to prosecutors, Kraemer told authorities that he believed the victim was a killer robot.Continue reading “What NOT to do after college soccer…”
Former Virginia Tech soccer player Kiersten Hening has reached a settlement of $100,000 in a lawsuit against her coach, Charles “Chugger” Adair, after accusing him of benching her for not participating in a Black Lives Matter demonstration. According to a report from the Roanoke Times, the settlement includes no admission of wrongdoing by either Hening or Adair.Continue reading “Ex VT Soccer Star gets $100K in settlement”
Syracuse University’s men’s soccer team has won its first-ever NCAA National Championship after defeating Indiana in a penalty shootout, 7-6. The shootout was tied at 4-4 after the first round of five, but Syracuse came out on top after goalkeeper Russell Shealy made a save on Indiana’s Maouloune Goumballe’s shot and senior captain Amferny Sinclair scored the winning penalty kick.Continue reading “The 2022 NCAA D1 Final – One of the best in recent history”
Let’s start with the NCAA…
NCAA college soccer is organized into three divisions: Division I, Division II, and Division III.
Each division has its own set of rules and regulations, and the level of competition varies between the divisions.
Here are some of the main differences between the divisions and key facts for players, parents and fans.Continue reading “A guide to college soccer divisions”