Hedi Docking (Barbe ) and Danielle Heim (Carencro) join the Huntingdon women's soccer team along with 22 other freshman. Coach decides to keep only 6 player from last seasons team, rebuilding gamble pays off big. the Hawks set team records for the most wins (11) most shut outs (9) and least goals allowed (19) since joining the NCAA in 2003 Hedi plays in the first 7 games ,starts in 3, before an ankle injury takes her out for the rest of the season. Danielle plays in 9 games, starts in 5. Records 544 min in goal and allows only 2 goals She records 3 full and 2 half shut outs and suffers no loses. Great start in college for these ladies. Its going to be a long wait till next August.
Last Edit: Nov 14, 2017 22:32:40 GMT -6 by crodaddy
How does a coach decide to only keep 6 players? Had these players received scholarships? I thought the coach made a commitment to the players for four years as well. Just curious how this works.
I am curious also.
DIII offers no athelitic scholarships and usually half of these small sized colleges that are smaller than most high schools have over half of their enrollment filled with student athletes. Filled with kids that really want to keep playing. They might get an academic scholarship, but will still usually come out with more debt than if they went to an in state public university, unless their parents are rich.
Alll of my close friends or family that have gone to a DIII colleges have played sports and would have not gone otherwise. I really hope there is more going on here, if not all these students cut with more than a year left will likely transfer to a state school.
It is one thing for a kid not to get much playing time and an entirely different to be cut at a DIII school.
I have heard that some DIII athletic programs have pressure from administration to promise roster spots to way too many incoming freshmen to boost enrollment . They know some will not end up enrolling or transfer later after a year or two for a number of reasons, one of the many being not getting enough playing time.
Try to answer some of your questions Huntingdon is a D3 school, no money for athletics just grades (based on ACT scores) last year was the coach Gil's first, had a roster of 15, 5 were seniors and a couple were not returning due to injury. told us on campus visit he was hoping for 20 freshman. Cosmos your are correct in that many do not stay. I know this from my sons experience at Centenary, whether sports, school or just being hours from home its not for every one. it takes a lot of commitment even at d-3 last year there were 9 La commits to Millsaps College when we played them only 5 were on the roster the reality of leaving behind family and friends keeps some from even showing up. my daughter is all in for next year but I do expect some not to return. Next season doesn't start till labor day and keepers practice twice a week and are in the weight room or on the field with the rest of the team another 2 days a week, they got Fridays off for now. you better luv it.
Last Edit: Nov 16, 2017 22:55:37 GMT -6 by crodaddy
As a side note. Understand that there is nothing wrong with playing d 2. Or d 3 or the naia level. Many of these programs can step on the field and beat d 1 schools. Their commitment level is just as strong. There are over 45 colleges that play soccer within a 4 hour drive of Baton Rouge but many parents only know about the d 1 schools. Wishing your darter the very best