Discussion in 'College Recruiting' started by gkrent, Jan 25, 2019.
interesting - anyone have the inside scoop on what her plan is?
Great coach, my kid had a bunch of time with her at ODP but this begs to wonder....is this something to do with the Singer thing??? I know UC is doing their own internal investigation and this seems to be out of nowhere
Pure speculation. But any coach that got involved in these shenninigans is sweating bricks.
Can we please leave this thread to soccer related topics? Any D1 woman’s coaching job in the state of California that isn’t Stanford, Cal, UCLA or $C is a tough one.
Why are those 4 jobs not tough also?
You can recruit top shelf talent fairly easily at all 4 of them because they are all top 25 academic schools with 9 figure athletic department budgets and desirable locations. If you can’t at least make the tournament and win a game pretty much every year you are doing something wrong. With a good coach a Sweet 16 appearance every year is expected and the College Cup should be a realistic goal with those programs every year.
Basically you have to really be screwing up not to succeed at least to a certain level at those schools. Heck Ali K who was a horrible coach even won a national championship.
Before I make the drive tomorrow Pepperdine at UCLA tomorrow at 2 still on?
Disregard. UCLA instagram confirmed the game.
Spoke with a friend whose daughter plays at UC Davis. The coaches relationship with her players deteriorated to the point where it was felt this was no longer a good fit.
So she was asked to resign? That seems odd -I thought she was a good coach - what was the problem in the relationships?
No I was told she did so on her own.
Pacific 3-2 over Stanislaus State.
Pepp 3 UCLA 1
I wasn’t at the game but I heard that UCLA had 5 starters available and one got hurt and that their coach wasn’t there either. Congratulations to Pepperdine. I will say that you are going to see a slightly different team in August.
Five starters or not, UCLA has a gaggle of national team players and boasts a top 5 recruiting class each year so it’s a mute point. What I saw was a team that was in much better condition than UCLA and one that exploited some weaknesses. Two players in particular for UCLA really stood out though; Sheehan and the other Canadian, Flynn. I know that I am biased but, Sheehan was EVERYWHERE and very difficult to move off the ball. Her ability to move in tight spaces and create space is tremendous. Flynn‘s defense is phenomenal and the few times I thought a Pepp player managed to take the ball away from her or block her off the ball, she managed to get it back.
No doubt UCLA will be better come fall but like I said in an earlier post, Pepperdine should not be overlooked as they are playing some of the best team soccer I have seen in a while and will definitely not miss the tournament this year. Barring injury, I see a deep run as well.
Wow. I know it's just spring ball, but that's still a great result. My DD and I got to see them in action at ASU and they were very impressive.
Your kid was commanding back there.
I was at the game as well. UCLA looked very sloppy. 2-3 of the same girls made the same type of turnovers for UCLA, not a way to earn playing time. Pepp also had most of their players behind the ball all game, but were very effective in creating a turnover and making a quick long pass in transition. First time watching a spring game and didn't look anything like fall ball. Pepp seems to have a lot of team speed.
Good job Pepp. A 3-1 win means Pepp was better that day. I think the WCC is going to be very competitive next year. In the end the usual teams will prevail though.
Again I wasn’t at the game but was told that Pepperdine was fortunate. Congratulations get excited about it all that you like. Let’s have this conversation again in Hawaii over a Mai Tai after the actual game. I have seen Pepperdine score 1 goal against UCLA in 3 years and have given up 7 over the same period of time.
Delanie is playing well but she is the 3rd of 4 starting midfielders in terms of impact if that tells you anything. We had not one forward play that got minutes at forward in the fall. Flynn didn’t play one minute last season. I love the enthusiasm but you are getting excited about practice. Not the game, practice. Don’t put a ten on a twenty. If you don’t think there is a difference between the actual starting 11 and the team that you saw then you are in for a surprise come fall. The fact that the coach tweeted about winning a spring game without the opposing coach and 2 of the 3 best attacking players in college is hilarious. My kid said that your ladies acted like they won the College Cup. Personally I think that the coach touting the spring record is telling...
I am glad to hear that your player is back and doing well. Good luck to you and your player.
In spring really? So let me get this straight. A team that the last 3 years has gone to the Sweet 16 including making it to the national championship game, that lost one starter and played without 6 of them wasn’t the better team? I honestly hope that the Pepperdine players and staff come back thinking that they were the better team EVER! I am looking forward to this game almost as much as the Stanford and $C games now. Let’s see what you post then.