College athletics are governed by the National College Athletic Association (NCAA). Whether planning on attending a Division I, Division II, or Division III college, it is very important to understand the rules and regulations set by the NCAA. The NCAA Web site contains vast information for the prospective college student-athlete pertaining to the recruiting process and the academic and eligibility requirements for players planning to play soccer at the collegiate level.
Prospective athletes must register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. You can register with the Center anytime during your high school career, but it is recommended you do so at least during your sophomore year. There is information on the NCAA Eligibility Center site pertaining to the core courses required in order be cleared through the center. It is also important to ensure that your school has submitted updates to their core course offerings so you receive credit for the classes you are taking.
Additional NCAA Information
The College Bound Student-Athlete: A must read for all prospective student-athletes prior to the recruiting process. The guide will details academic-eligibility requirements, financial aid, amateur eligibility and many other vital topics.
Maryland United FC cannot stress enough the importance of getting off to a good start academically beginning the first day of your Freshman year and lasting through the last day of your Senior year. Even though you may meet NCAA academic standards to be eligible to play in college, admission standards vary greatly between institutions.
Resources available through the club are:
Seminars for high school-age players who anticipate playing soccer at the collegiate level.
Sports Source provides a handbook entitled The Official Athletic College Guide dedicated to the student-athlete with the most complete information about college and university soccer programs for men and women.The handbook includes mailing addresses, coaches names, emails, phone numbers, program information (scholarship allotment, conference, field type, style of play) including the ins and outs to being placed in scholarship programs that fit your academic needs.In addition, the guide gives excellent insight to college planning, the recruiting process, preparing cover letters and player profiles, and contacting college coaches.
The #1 Club for Collegiate Placement
Maryland United F.C. is the #1 club in Prince Georges County, Anne Arundel County, and Southern Maryland Counties in providing a soccer program geared towards developing high level players, attending high visable college showcase tournaments, providing expertise and guidance for all players on the recruitment process, and helping place more players every year to collegiate programs.
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Aly Hill - Liberty University
Gabby Vincent - University of Louisville
Katie Berkowitz - UMBC
Karen Aye - UMBC
Alli Higgs - Univeristy of Pittsburgh
Zoe Smedley - St. Mary's College of Maryland
Abbey Mosedale - Winthrop University
Allison Dingle - Troy Unviersity
Annie Breen - Flagler College
Ashley Taylor - Belmont Abbey College
Emily Taylor - Viginia Wesleyan College
Erin Shamleffer - Gardner-Webb University
Fern Peters - UMBC
Gabby Rouse - Boston College
Hailey Williams Stetson University
Jade Jamison - West Point University
Julianna Smith - Marshall University
Kara Brudzinski - University of Mary Washington
Kyra Cooke - Butler University
Marguax Hrab - Salisbury University
Paige Fallin - Lynchburg College
Samantha Saunders - St. Mary's College of Maryland