By Bob Narang GURNEE, Ill. – Sarah Barbosa is not your typical goalie for a high-level program. The Warren senior stands 5-foot-4, plays three sports and possesses…… Read more “Barbosa knows the stereotype, but continues to prove doubters wrong”
“If you can perform well here, it’s very helpful because this is a great place to test yourself with all the attention.”
Joe Trost, columnist for #PrepSportsReport November 13, 2019 To: Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA) President Brian Papa (retired teacher) CC: Board members – Joe Moreau…… Read more “An Open Letter To IHSSCA: Change Is Coming”
High school girls soccer in Illinois has become a hotbed for college recruiters. In what may be its strongest overall field since the girls portion started, the PepsiCo Showdown will showcase 100s of players set to play in college this fall, along with 100s of future college prospects at the same site on back-to-back Saturdays this month. Checkout the list of just some of the college-bound stars competing in the popular showcase.
Feature stories showcasing the top boys and girls players in each combine category from the PepsiCo Showdown College Showcase will run through the end of April. The complete combine results sheet will be released in mid April prior to the kickoff of the 2018 outdoor recruiting season.
Willowbrook sophomore Erinn Bell: “It was fun playing as a freshman on the varsity level last season. You get to compete against better and more experienced players, and then you realize how far you’ve come since you first started playing on varsity. I realized you have to be really aggressive and to be more proactive than reactive.” Bob Narang has the story for #PrepSoccerReport
Enter new Resurrection coach Mike Wasielewski, who has deep roots in high school soccer. He is the main reason the Lane Tech girls soccer program is where it is today. During his tenure at the Chicago school, he led the Indians to four regional titles – one in Class AA and three in Class 3A – and four city championships during a six-year span from 2007-2013. Bob Narang has the story.
Streamwood midfielder Melanie Ramirez: “I learned a lot last year, even though our record wasn’t very good. This year, we have to stay together and motivate each other. We know we’re better than that.” Bob Narang has the story.