I am trying to get a sense of how some Div 1 Programs work and their respective coaches' approach to player retention and development as a special interest. Two quick examples:
Brown - Sena Hanson was last year's top scorer and honorable mention ivy selection. Presumably the team's strongest player. However, she does not seem to be on the roster for this year along with at least one other non-graduating player. Side note: this year's small freshman class also does not include a previous commit from Western Canada.
Dartmouth - Chloe Puddifant seemed to be their top recruit in last year's freshman class. She is missing from this year's roster.
and a more general question:
I noticed schools often have 5-6 player incoming recruiting classes but senior classes seem winnowed down to 3-4 players. Do others here see same? If so, would you say this is due to normal attrition (injuries, focus on academics) or it is by design?
Your thoughts and experiences are highly appreciated...