Friday, October 21, 2011

Eclipse Select College Showcase: Programs turn to club, locally & afar

Randy Waldrum (right) -- NCAA
By Charlie Corr
Eclipse Select staff

CHICAGO -- The Eclipse Select Soccer Club recently held its 2011 Eclipse Select College Showcase, with more than 40 collegiate programs in attendance in Oak Brook.

Headed by Eclipse Select President Rory Dames and Eclipse Select Director of Soccer Mike Nesci, the showcase provides college recruiters with an opportunity to see the club's top-level soccer talent. This year's showcase attracted a number of programs, including defending NCAA champion Notre Dame and head coach Randy Waldrum.

"Over the years we've had a really good relationship with Rory and Mike at Eclipse, and I think it's probably fair to say that around the country they do as good a job as any club in the country," Waldrum said. "They're certainly one of the reasons why we recruit their club so heavily. We know that when we get one of their kids, they will be ready to play right away. They do a good job developing talent, and to be mentally ready. Only a few clubs do that. A lot of times players out of the youth system need some time to develop to a top program like ours. It seems like they're veterans from the get-go."


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