BYU soccer: Cougars sign eight in 2014 soccer class

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  • LJohnson Los Angeles, CA
    Feb. 23, 2014 10:33 a.m.

    Bobby- The Camarillo Eagles ECNL GU15 team has 4 National players & they can't do squat. There are 12 teams in their pool & they've only beaten 1 other So Cal team. The Only teams they can beat (and very easily at that) are those from out of state- Nevada & Arizona. Just Sayin. Bottomline: National Coaches play the Favorites game too.

  • Cougarista Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    Congrats. They signed the best available without regard to geography.

  • Bobby McMahon Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 7, 2014 11:36 a.m.

    Two of these girls played on national teams. Six of the girls play for Sparta, six-time State Cup Champs, who made it to the Region IV Championship game in Hawaii last year, beating several "California" teams. This Sparta team won the ESPN Disney Tournament two years ago in Orlando beating several East Coast teams. Utah has become a soccer hotbed with Kelia Ohai and Emily Bruder at North Carolina, and Darian Jenkins, another Sparta girl, leading UCLA to a National Championship this past year as a true freshman. Utah has one of the best soccer development programs in the country also demonstrated by the two All-Americans on this Sparta team. Jenn Rockwood is no dummy and knows what she's doing with an Elite-8 and Sweet-16 run in the last two tournaments. Look for BYU to compete for a National Championship is the next four years with these girls and returning stars such as Ashley Hatch and Michelle Murphy. If fact, the last 4 Utah Ms. Soccer and that last 3 years of Gatorade Players of the Year are at BYU with Michelle Murphy and Bizzy Phillips, sister of Ute kicker Andy Phillips.

  • Vegasbob North Las Vegas, NV
    Feb. 7, 2014 9:21 a.m.


    Please read the entire article. Last year there were 7 recruits from 5 different states. Perhaps this is just a good year for womens soccer in Utah.

    All Americans, International team members, POY. Where is the problem?

  • ballpark ,
    Feb. 7, 2014 8:55 a.m.

    another stellar recruiting effort by a BYU sports team (#sarcastic). Glad to see you didn't step outside Utah to recruit. Everyone knows there aren't any players in California that are good or the West for that matter. BYU is a national/world wide school and the sports teams continue to stay right at home and recruit. It might take some effort to find those outside of Utah. I will give football credit, they at least recruit in is probably the worst and you would think with their lack of conference championships and accomplishments they would try something different.