Total Futbol is proud to announce its Class of 2018, currently featuring 37 players headed to their respective NCAA women’s soccer teams this fall. In January and early February, players celebrated signing their letters of intent at their high schools or at home, surrounded by friends, family and the coaches (both high school and club) who helped them achieve their dreams.
The members of Total Futbol’s 2018 graduating class will represent 30 institutions contending in 19 different athletic conferences across 11 states: 26 players (70%) will compete in NCAA Division I programs; two (6%) will compete in Division II programs; and nine (24%) will compete in Division III.
"We are exceptionally proud of the class of 2018...
Only a small fraction of youth soccer players have the talent, fortitude
and determination to make it to the college game."
- Nadir Moumen, Executive Director, Total Futbol
The majority of the college soccer-bound players played for one of two storied teams, both coached by Total Futbol. Herndon United ’99 saw 13 of its players graduate from high school in 2018 with a commitment to play in college and McLean ECNL ‘99/’00 saw 24 players set to take the pitch at the collegiate level.
“We are exceptionally proud of the Class of 2018, which is a group of players we have worked with for many years,” said Nadir Moumen, Executive Director of Total Futbol. “Only a small fraction of youth soccer players have the talent, fortitude and determination to make it to the college game. We can’t wait to see what they do next.”
Since 2012, 117 players coached by Total Futbol are either playing or have committed to play soccer in college: 94 athletes for Division I programs and 23 for Division II or III programs. As a point of reference, nationally a mere 2.4% of female high school athletes move on to play DI soccer, and about 4.8% move on to DII or DIII soccer (ncaa.com).
Total Futbol takes pride in its track record of helping players make the transition to collegiate athletics and we believe athletic participation fosters lifelong skills. For example, according to a recent study by Gallup®, Inc., former student-athletes who received a bachelor’s degree between 1970 and 2014 are leading other college graduates in four out of five elements of well-being that Gallup studied. These former student- athletes are more likely than non-student-athletes to be thriving in "purpose, social, community and physical well-being". You can read the full report HERE
Signing Day Gallery 2018
From Left to Right: Abbey Hoisington celebrates her future as a Southwest Minnesota State Mustang; Morgan Pettit (Belmont University) and Charlotte Davis (Christopher Newport) pose with Nadir Moumen; Kylie Martino smiles with her family (including older sister and Total Futbol alum Kasey Martino) as she ponders her soccer future at Randolph-Macon University (where her sister also played!).
From Left to Right: Kaitlyn Cox signs for Longwood University with Nadir Moumen in attendance; Laurel Buck makes it offical for Johns Hopkins University; Emily Kavanaugh celebrates with family and high school coach as she signs on the dotted line for the University of Illinois - Chicago.
From Left to Right: Grace Sklopan looks thrilled to be a Virginia Tech Hokie as she celebrates with coaches Nadir Moumen and Brent Leiba; Jasmine Bryant happily contemplates her new identity as an Elon University Phoenix; Yet another future Phoenix, Lily Harkes, gets congratulatory hugs from coaches Nadir Moumen and Clyde Watson.
From Left to Right: Mikayla Johnson is headed for Howard University and celebrates with coaches Nadir Moumen and Brent Leiba; Chloe Brown (Howard University), Ana Elson (Bridgewater College) and Dacheka Kolcum (George Mason University) look more than ready to take college soccer by storm; Caitlin Moon signs her National Letter of Intent to play at Georgetown University.