Soccer Signee....Kaleigh Olmsted. She didn't play HS soccer as a Sr. She strictly played club soccer. She's one of the best players in the Houston area, top 20 in Texas. Not sure where she ranks nationally.
That I can see but it looks like they did lose Toni Payne out of Alabama who was a longtime commit. Great player but there may have been have been issues with admissions. Some speculation on Big Soccer which is of course just speculation.
I think soccer only gets 11 or 12 scholarships so I am sure that many of the girls are on partial scholarships which can cause problems and issues of fairness etc etc etc
You may have be onto something, Saltwater.
What I know is what I read on the recruiting thread on Bigsoccer. There are several posters on that site that seem to have very good information. It appears that Randy just could not get her in for some reason and it only came to light 3 weeks ago. Don't know if it was a Notre Dame issue or whether there were clear standards communicated that were not achieved. Anyway I expect that Randy really wanted her and fought for her.
Funny stat I found out is that the 25 percentile test score is actually higher for ND than Duke. ( undergraduate )
Toni Payne is rumored to be headed to Duke, and so it's not likely that admissions at ND stood in her way. By the way, NCAA women's soccer programs have 14 scholarships to distribute.