Sunday, May 25, 2014

High schools attended by players on the Crossfire and Sounders Academy U15/U16 teams 2010-2014

Crossfire Academy

Using the rosters on the pages for the Crossfire Academy U15/U16 teams for the last 4 years and recorded data on the high school listed for each player.  In most cases the HS was listed on the USSDA team page.  When it wasn't, I did a google search.  In many cases a google search would come up with a local article mentioning them in a HS game (soccer or other sport).  High schools were categorized as Eastside (Redmond, Bellevue, Issaquah, Mercer Island), Seattle/Shoreline, South SeaTac (Tacoma, Auburn, Kent, etc), Everett/Snohomish Area and Other.  Very few players were in Other. High Schools in each category are at the bottom.

The figure shows the fraction from a high school in each region for players listed on the roster of the Crossfire Academy U15/16 team (all players listed) from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014.  Overall the fraction of players from Seattle and South SeaTac high schools declined during the 4 seasons with sudden drop of players attending Seattle area high schools in the 2013-2014 season.

Interestingly the Seattle high schools for the players is overwhelmingly private.  Seattle private high school attendance is approximately 20%, while 70% of the academy players attended a private high school.  Sample size is small however (7 players with 2 public and 5 private).  The private/public split of the players attending eastside high schools matches the approximate private HS attendance on the eastsite (ca 10%).  12% of players going to an eastside HS attended a private school.  Sample size was 25 players (22 public and 3 private).

Sounders Academy

Same plot except that I wasn't able to get HS (not listed on the USSDA website) but the home town is listed.  So this shows home town.

Sounders and Crossfire U15/16 Academies together

Raw numbers
Note that roster # on the USSDA team page in 2011-2012 was unusually high.

U15/U16 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Eastside 6 5 3 11
Seattle/Shoreline 5 5 2 0
Everett-Snohomish 4 4 2 2
South SeaTac 7 8 3 3
Other 1 5 4 1
EWA 1 3 1 0
Alaska 0 0 0 1
Unknown 3 2 4 4
Total known 24 30 15 18
Total 27 32 19 22

Categorization of HSs

Eastside (private are *)
Redmond, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Sammamish, Eastlake, Bellevue, Skyline, International Community School, Eastside Catholic*, Bellevue Christian*

Seattle/Shoreline is HSs in the SYSA boundaries.
 Seattle (private are *)
HS: Nathan Hale, Ballard, Lakeside*, Seattle Prep*, Seattle Christian*
HS: Shorecrest

South SeaTac
HS: Todd Beamer, Auburn Riverside, Puyallup, Mount Rainier, Stadium, Decatur, Highline, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Kentridge, Rodgers, Emerald Ridge, Tacoma Baptist*

Everett/Snohomish/North SeaTac
Inglemoor, Glacier Peak, Snohomish, Everett, Meadowdale, Woodinville, Monroe, Henry M. Jackson