Thank you Navycyr for this. You made my day!
It was question recently about canadian women in NCAA but it was more about talking than figures. For my fun, I decided to build a Canadian players Database with stats out of NCAA division I international players database form Chris Henderson : http://www.allwhitekit.com/?p=6984. I built it in Excel 2007. I tried unsuccessfully to upload the file by the Voyageurs site. Anybody interested or more knowledgeful than me to upload it, send me your email address by private messages and I'll send you the excel file.If a player plays for a National team, she has been considered a player of that country. It gave something awkwark for two girls of the same unifersity : Sidney Leroux is not considered a Canadian while Ally Courtnall is considered Canadian altough living in California (I kept Henderson classification).
Who are they playing for ?
They play on average for the 168th ranked team with a standard variance of 93 and the median is 177 (as many players play for teams ranked under 177 than those who play for teams ranked higher than 177) out of 322 teams.
Universities with more than 5 canadians and their rank() are :
Maine 12 (266)
Arkansas - Pine Bluff 11 (219)
Northwestern State 8 (250)
Oakland 8 (177)
Memphis 7 (8)
Niagara 7 (246)
Southern Louisiana 7 (220)
Utep 7 (80)
Francis-Marion 6 (299)
Wright State 6 (86)
Which province are they coming from ?
I understand there are less players from Quebec because of the language barrier and the scholarships not being a factor, tuitions fees being the lowest in North America (around $2000 a year). What I have more difficulty to understand is why Quebec universities have never been able to win a Canadian Universitary women championship while Ontario wins often with 192 amongst their best players gone south ?
Anyone interesting in spotting players, you'll find stats in the spreadheet and be able to see who has played/not played, performed/not performed, you'll find of everything from players playing under 100 minutes to those being almost all the time on the field, players leaders of their teams to those who seem (statistically speaking) a burden for their teams.
Stats are not all, but it is for sure a good starting point to make an idea about where the talent is, would it be only for the minutes played and the team ranking players evolve for. Points and shooting percentages offer good ideas about where offensive talent is while Goal against average and saves percentage help figure out who the best goalies might be. Unfortunately, there is not much additional help for midfielders or defenders.
Hope you enjoy !
Last edited by navycyr; 06-23-2012 at 08:42 PM.
Thank you Navycyr for this. You made my day!
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Your numbers are missing some teams where....5 CDN players....but it is the 2010 rosters also?
University of Louisville CDN 6 players 1 QC (28 RPI 2011) (RPI 2010 65) (RPI 2009 153)
Wright State CDN 6 players 1 QC (86 RPI 2011) (RPI 2010 95) (RPI 2009 162)
Both had 5 players on their 2010 roster as well.
Last edited by Pt Beez; 06-23-2012 at 04:38 PM.
I received as a suggestion to make the excel file available through Google. I tried it and it works just fine. You clink on the link hereunder and the file will display and you can import it as well in your computer and make sorts or other things you may wish.
Thanks navycyr, great stuff!
I LOVE VOYAGEURS. Today I spent the better part of 3 hours looking for the answer to "how many Canadians are playing on NCAA women's soccer squads?" Before throwing in the towel I HONESTLY thought,"Why haven't I checked VOyageurs? For SURE the answer is buried there." I arrive, and see that it's the SIXTH CONVO FROM THE TOP in the women's forum. Not only did I find the answer-- I found THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE research I've ever seen in my life for such a simple question. NavyCyr i LOVE you. No, really. When's your birthday? Guys thank you so much. This is brilliant.
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Interesting article on the player I believe to be the most susceptible follow-up to Sincy once she retires or even her playing partner in 2015??
All I know is Nkem is a beast and anyone who has seen her play in person would tell you that she is just a stellar player on every level. I hope she starts getting her shot at the senior team soon...WWC 2015??? In this article, she is compared to Wambach:
"When it comes to skill, speed, strength, striking the ball, beating players one-on-one, Nkem is better," Ryan (U-M current head coach, ex-head coach of the U.S. Women's National Team (2004-07)) said. "The scary thing is that she's a long way from reaching her potential. There just aren't that many players in the world with her athletic ability that can finish chances."
Interesting; thanks for sharing the article. I've never seen her in person so I definitely don't qualify, but watching her at the U-20 WWC this year I was hugely underwhelmed by her. I thought that she had all the physical gifts but, technically, was just too many steps behind the other girls in her age group. There's no doubt she's getting results in NCAA and maybe she just had an off week; it's so hard to tell anything meaningful from short tournaments.
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