2017 College Recruits

MVLA has earned national recognition for developing technically strong players who have also developed a deep set of personal values. Many of our players continue their soccer experience playing at some of our finest academic institutions. MVLA supports our players and parents by providing information about the college recruitment process and by giving exposure to our players at college showcase events.


February 1st, 2017:  On this National Signing Day, MVLA is proud to recognize the following players who have announced the colleges to which they are committing.  To date, fourteen players have committed to continue to play soccer and two have committed to play other sports in college.  

Congratulations to each of these players!

Natalie Brehaut - Gettysburg College
Audrey Carr - Miami University
Grace Descourouez - San Francisco State University
Michelle Feinberg - University of San Francisco
Natasha Harris - San Jose State University
Karissa Hayes - University of San Diego
Sofia Jones - Santa Clara University
Lia Kilgore - California State University, Chico
Maddie Neidig - McNeese State University
Annika Opsasnick - Cornell University (Track: Triple & Long Jumps)
Mira Nepomuceno - DePaul University
Emily Pye - University of San Francisco
Brenda Uribe - Concordia University in Portland
Elizabeth Wagner - University of Southern California (Lacrosse)
Olivia Weeks - Oberlin College
Quinne Woolley - Whitman College

In the coming months more players will be announcing the schools they will be committing to. We will publish their names as they are announced.  You can view today's press release HERE.


College Night

College Night Panel 2015

College Night Panel 2015

Our annual MVLA College Night is a great way for players and parents to learn about college recruiting from a panel of coaches, education specialist, mental skills coach and former players.  Learn about the process from people with first hand experience and get your questions answered.  Past speakers have included:

  • Stanford University
  • Santa Clara University
  • San Jose State University
  • Saint Mary's College
  • Dominican University
  • De Anza College
  • California State University, East Bay
  • Nancy Conti - Education Specialist
  • Erika Carlson - from Excellence in Sports Performance
  • Kat Uhl - Santa Clara Freshman
Jeremy Gunn, MEn's Head Coach, Stanford; Paul RatcliffE, Women's Head Coach, sTanford

Jeremy Gunn, MEn's Head Coach, Stanford; Paul RatcliffE, Women's Head Coach, sTanford

Lauren Hanson, Women's Head Coach, San Jose  State

Lauren Hanson, Women's Head Coach, San Jose  State

College Showcase Events

The MVLA club leadership and coaches strive to provide players with visibility and exposure to a wide range of college coaches at competitive soccer showcase events. These events may require travel, but provide an invaluable experience to play in front of head and assistant coaches who are actively recruiting new players.


There are many resources for you to explore as you learn about the college recruitment process. We encourage you to research colleges and universities to understand their specific admission requirements as well as sources that inform you about the soccer recruitment process.  Here are a few for you to consider:

The NCAA website and its Eligibility Center can provide you with current information about steps and guidelines for college recruiting.