Although not unique, a family with multiple highly recruited soccer players provides a wealth of knowledge for parents of ambitious young soccer players, especially when moms like Christina Herrman of Northern California are so willing to share their knowledge and experiences.
Christina is mom to three soccer players. The youngest, “Cass,” is a high school junior hoping to find a good fit in her future college home. Christina’s middle child is Marshall, a high school senior goalkeeper who recently decided forego his senior year of high school in California in order to finish high school and play soccer in Spain. Marshall’s and Cass’s eldest sibling is Alyssa, a goalkeeper at California State University, Stanislaus.
Marshall’s journey to Spain will be the subject of a future interview (stay tuned!), and today’s interview with Christina is focused on Alyssa and her recruiting journey that took her from club and high school soccer to the Stanislaus State Warriors.
SN: Christina, thank you so much for sharing your family’s journey. Let’s start with your oldest daughter. She’s a keeper, right? Where is she playing?
SN: Where did she play club & did she play HS soccer?
SN: What do you think of USSDA’s insistence that Academy players can not play for their high school teams?