AWK’s 2012 NCAA Soccer Preview – Final 2012 Recruiting Class Rankings – North Carolina Takes Home #1 Class

Preview Index

General | Conference Realignment Breakdown | Early 2013/2014 Recruiting Class Rankings

DI Independents

Big East – Cincinnati | DePaul | Pittsburgh | Rutgers | Seton Hall | South Florida | St. John’s (NY) | Syracuse | Villanova
Big Ten – Indiana | Nebraska | Purdue
Mid-Majors – Florida Gulf Coast
Pac-12 – Arizona | Arizona State | Colorado | Oregon | Utah | Washington
SEC – Mississippi State | Ole Miss
WCC – Gonzaga | Loyola Marymount | San Francisco

At long, long last, AWK’s painstakingly tabulated final recruiting rankings for the 2012 season have arrived. This includes everything I’ve been able to find so far on recruiting classes, including freshmen, internationals, JUCO transfers, and NCAA transfers (including a few not made publicly available as of yet). A few notes:

-Transfers who aren’t eligible for 2012 are still counted with this class if they’ve officially signed (call it the Marlborough rule).

-This is the last update for this season unless I’ve missed something drastic, as I’ve checked data for every DI club through a few days ago. As a rite of passage, Florida State will inevitably have one or two surprises come August, which would likely bump them up further.

-For those wondering if Summer Green joining UNC early had any effect on the final rankings, the answer is no. But the margin between North Carolina and Notre Dame would be much, much smaller had she not joined this season.

Teams 26-100 after the jump + rankings by conference…

1. North Carolina
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Lindsey Horan, F, FR, Golden, Colorado

2. Notre Dame
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Cari Roccaro, F/M/D, FR, East Islip, New York

3. UCLA
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Taylor Smith, F, FR, Fort Worth, Texas

4. Virginia
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Makenzy Doniak, F, FR, Chino Hills, California

5. Santa Clara
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Andi Tostanoski, GK, FR, Colorado Springs, Colorado

6. Maryland
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Ashley Spivey, M, FR, Sparrows Point, Maryland

7. Boston College
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Alexa Gaul, GK, SR, Naperville, Illinois (Transfer from Texas)

8. Stanford
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Laura Liedle, D, FR, San Diego, California

9. USC
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Caroline Stanley, GK, SO, Kansas City, Missouri (Transfer from Missouri)

10. Texas
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Abby Smith, GK, FR, Dallas, Texas

11. Washington
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Isabel Farrell, M, FR, Bellevue, Washington

12. Cal
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Nina Frausing Pedersen, D, JR, Silkeborg, Denmark (Transfer from Texas)

13. Alabama
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Shelby Church, GK, JR, Orinda, California (Transfer from USC)

14. Wisconsin
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Diamond Simpson, M/F, FR, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

15. Miami (FL)
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Tina Romagnuolo, M, SR, Stouffville, Ontario, Canada (Transfer from Syracuse)

16. Kentucky
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Courtney Raetzman, M, FR, Elk Grove Village, Illinois

17. Florida State
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Rachel Price, D, FR, Melbourne Beach, Florida

18. Kansas
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Cassie Dickerson, D, SR, Kalamazoo, Michigan (Transfer from Ohio State)

19. UCF
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Sophie Howard, D, FR, Hanau, Germany

20. Virginia Tech
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Ashley Meier, M, FR, Strongsville, Ohio

21. Duke
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Cassie Pecht, M, FR, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

22. Texas Tech
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Janine Beckie, F, FR, Highlands Ranch, Colorado

23. BYU
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Cloee Colohan, D/M, JR, West Point, Utah (Transfer from Portland)

24. Arizona State
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Nina Brueggemann, D, FR, Hamburg, Germany

25. LSU
PLAYER TO WATCH IN 2012 – Fernanda Pina, F/M, FR, Puebla, Mexico

26. UC Irvine
27. Princeton
28. Purdue
29. West Virginia
30. Harvard
31. Florida Gulf Coast
32. Oklahoma State
33. Appalachian State
34. Long Beach State
35. William & Mary
36. Northwestern
37. Florida
38. St. Mary’s (CA)
39. Ohio State
40. Vanderbilt
41. Colorado College
42. Colorado
43. Boston University
44. Memphis
45. Utah
46. Pacific
47. Baylor
48. Oregon
49. South Florida
50. Wyoming

51. Penn State
52. Denver
T53. Arkansas State
T53. Middle Tennessee State
55. Oklahoma
56. Portland
57. Maine
58. Furman
59. Rutgers
60. Illinois
61. East Tennessee State
62. Georgetown
63. George Mason
64. Yale
65. Texas A&M
66. Samford
67. Clemson
68. Ole Miss
69. Indiana
70. Boise State
71. San Diego State
72. Michigan State
73. Arizona
T74. Auburn
T74. Providence

76. Creighton
77. TCU
78. Michigan
T79. Miami (OH)
T79. Murray State
81. James Madison
82. Tennessee
83. Loyola Marymount
84. UMass
85. North Texas
86. Georgia
T87. Stetson
T87. Western Illinois
89. UTEP
90. Dartmouth
91. NC State
92. Sacramento State
93. Iowa
94. Nebraska
T95. Cal State Bakersfield
T95. Colgate
97. Missouri
T98. Delaware
T98. Rhode Island
100. South Carolina

Rankings by Conference (Overall in Parentheses)

ACC

1. North Carolina (1)
2. Virginia (4)
3. Maryland (6)
4. Boston College (7)
5. Miami (FL) (15)
6. Florida State (17)
7. Virginia Tech (20)
8. Duke (21)
9. Clemson (67)
10. NC State (91)
UNRANKED – Wake Forest

America East

1. Boston University (43)
2. Maine (57)
3. Stony Brook (108)
T4. Hartford (138)
T4. UMBC (138)
6. Binghamton (196)
UNRANKED – Albany, New Hampshire, Vermont

Atlantic Sun

1. Florida Gulf Coast (31)
2. East Tennessee State (61)
3. Stetson (87)
4. Kennesaw State (124)
5. Lipscomb (161)
UNRANKED – Jacksonville, Mercer, North Florida, Northern Kentucky, USC Upstate

Atlantic 10

1. UMass (84)
2. Rhode Island (98)
3. La Salle (121)
4. Xavier (124)
5. Charlotte (134)
6. George Washington (136)
7. Saint Louis (137)
8. Temple (138)
T9. Butler (155)
T9. St. Bonaventure (155)
11. Richmond (178)
12. Dayton (179)
UNRANKED – Duquesne, Fordham, Saint Joseph’s, VCU

Big XII

1. Texas (10)
2. Kansas (18)
3. Texas Tech (22)
4. West Virginia (29)
5. Oklahoma State (32)
6. Baylor (47)
7. Oklahoma (55)
8. TCU (77)
9. Iowa State (196)

Big East

1. Notre Dame (2)
2. South Florida (49)
3. Rutgers (59)
4. Georgetown (62)
5. Providence (74)
6. UConn (102)
7. Syracuse (109)
8. Seton Hall (118)
9. Cincinnati (149)
10. Villanova (154)
11. Louisville (159)
12. St. John’s (NY) (160)
13. Marquette (185)
UNRANKED – DePaul, Pittsburgh

Big Sky

1. Sacramento State (92)
T2. Montana (104)
T2. Northern Arizona (104)
4. Weber State (132)
5. North Dakota (185)
UNRANKED – Eastern Washington, Idaho State, Northern Colorado, Portland State, Southern Utah

Big South

T1. Longwood (172)
T1. Campbell (172)
3. High Point (188)
4. UNC Asheville (194)
UNRANKED – Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, Gardner-Webb, Liberty, Presbyterian, Radford, VMI, Winthrop

Big Ten

1. Wisconsin (14)
2. Purdue (28)
3. Northwestern (36)
4. Ohio State (39)
5. Penn State (51)
6. Illinois (60)
7. Indiana (69)
8. Michigan State (72)
9. Michigan (78)
10. Iowa (93)
11. Nebraska (94)
UNRANKED – Minnesota

Big West

1. UC Irvine (26)
2. Long Beach State (34)
3. Pacific (46)
4. UC Santa Barbara (102)
5. Hawaii (115)
6. Cal Poly (164)
7. Cal State Fullerton (171)
8. UC Davis (172)
9. Cal State Northridge (181)
10. UC Riverside (196)

Colonial

1. William & Mary (35)
2. George Mason (63)
3. James Madison (81)
4. Delaware (98)
5. Hofstra (114)
6. Georgia State (152)
7. Drexel (161)
8. UNC Wilmington (182)
9. Northeastern (188)
UNRANKED – Old Dominion, Towson

Conference USA

1. UCF (19)
2. Colorado College (41)
3. Memphis (44)
4. UTEP (89)
T5. Houston (109)
T5. Tulsa (109)
7. SMU (124)
8. Southern Miss (161)
9. Rice (170)
10. Marshall (205)
UNRANKED – East Carolina, UAB

DI Independent

1. Cal State Bakersfield (95)
UNRANKED – Francis Marion

Great West

1. Houston Baptist (165)
UNRANKED – Delaware State, Howard, NJIT, South Carolina State, Utah Valley

Horizon

1. Youngstown State (150)
UNRANKED – Cleveland State, Detroit, Green Bay, Loyola (Ill.), Milwaukee, Valparaiso, Wright State

Ivy

1. Princeton (27)
2. Harvard (30)
3. Yale (64)
4. Dartmouth (90)
5. Penn (124)
6. Brown (150)
7. Columbia (191)
UNRANKED – Cornell

MAAC

(ALL TEAMS UNRANKED)

MAC

1. Miami (OH) (79)
2. Toledo (115)
T3. Akron (155)
T3. Central Michigan (155)
5. Ball State (165)
6. Buffalo (172)
T7. Ohio (182)
T7. Western Michigan (182)
9. Kent State (196)
UNRANKED – Bowling Green, Eastern Michigan, Northern Illinois

Missouri Valley

1. Creighton (76)
2. Indiana State (165)
3. Missouri State (172)
4. Drake (179)
UNRANKED – Evansville, Illinois State, Northern Iowa

Mountain West

1. Wyoming (50)
2. Boise State (70)
3. San Diego State (71)
4. New Mexico (112)
5. Air Force (124)
6. Fresno State (185)
7. UNLV (191)
UNRANKED – Nevada

Northeast

1. Mount St. Mary’s (132)
T2. Long Island (138)
T2. Monmouth (138)
T2. Quinnipiac (138)
5. Wagner (195)
UNRANKED – Bryant, Central Connecticut State, Fairleigh Dickinson, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, St. Francis (PA)

Ohio Valley

1. Murray State (79)
2. Eastern Kentucky (138)
3. Austin Peay (165)
4. Belmont (172)
5. Eastern Illinois (205)
UNRANKED – Jacksonville State, Morehead State, SIU Edwardsville, Southeast Missouri State, Tennessee-Martin, Tennessee Tech

Pac-12

1. UCLA (3)
2. Stanford (8)
3. USC (9)
4. Washington (11)
5. Cal (12)
6. Arizona State (24)
7. Colorado (42)
8. Utah (45)
9. Oregon (48)
10. Arizona (73)
11. Oregon State (119)
12. Washington State (138)

Patriot

1. Colgate (95)
2. Lafayette (124)
3. Army (134)
4. Holy Cross (207)
UNRANKED – American, Bucknell, Lehigh, Navy

SEC

1. Alabama (13)
2. Kentucky (16)
3. LSU (25)
4. Florida (37)
5. Vanderbilt (40)
6. Texas A&M (65)
7. Ole Miss (68)
8. Auburn (74)
9. Tennessee (82)
10. Georgia (86)
11. Missouri (97)
12. South Carolina (100)
13. Mississippi State (101)
UNRANKED – Arkansas

Southern

1. Appalachian State (33)
2. Furman (58)
3. Samford (66)
4. Davidson (106)
5. College of Charleston (115)
T6. Elon (138)
T6. Georgia Southern (138)
8. The Citadel (202)
UNRANKED – Chattanooga, UNC Greensboro, Western Carolina, Wofford

Southland

1. Sam Houston State (131)
2. Oral Roberts (196)
UNRANKED – Central Akransas, Lamar, McNeese State, Nicholls State, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana, Stephen F. Austin

SWAC

(ALL TEAMS UNRANKED)

Summit

1. Western Illinois (87)
2. IUPUI (202)
UNRANKED – IPFW, Missouri-KC, Nebraska-Omaha, North Dakota State, Oakland, South Dakota, South Dakota State

Sun Belt

T1. Arkansas State (53)
T1. Middle Tennessee State (53)
3. North Texas (85)
4. South Alabama (121)
5. Florida Atlantic (138)
6. Arkansas-Little Rock (165)
7. Louisiana-Monroe (193)
8. Louisiana-Lafayette (196)
UNRANKED – Florida International, Troy, Western Kentucky

WAC

1. Denver (52)
2. Utah State (112)
3. Louisiana Tech (119)
4. UTSA (124)
5. Idaho (188)
6. San Jose State (202)
UNRANKED – New Mexico State, Seattle, Texas State

WCC

1. Santa Clara (5)
2. BYU (23)
3. St. Mary’s (CA) (38)
4. Portland (56)
5. Loyola Marymount (83)
6. Pepperdine (107)
7. San Diego (121)
8. San Francisco (153)
UNRANKED – Gonzaga

5 thoughts on “AWK’s 2012 NCAA Soccer Preview – Final 2012 Recruiting Class Rankings – North Carolina Takes Home #1 Class

  1. jeff

    Florida State University just posted their 2012 roster and Rachel Price is not on it. She is attending Eckerd college. FSU is showing several international surprises that I think you would make note of. Also the list of recruits is very impressive if you research every recruits. FSU will likely have as good a team as last year or better.

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  2. Maria

    I find it hard to believe that there wasn’t one team in the MAAC that could be ranked in terms of recruitment. I definitely see a bias against this league in all aspects of AWK.

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