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NCAAs prep tomorrow's soccer stars

NCAAs prep tomorrow's soccer stars

Originally Published: November 29, 2011
By Meri-Jo Borzilleri

For those who play in the NCAA soccer tournament, which culminates with this weekend's College Cup, it's as much a crucible as a competition.

For some, the event is a stepping-stone to World Cup and Olympic stardom. Others find it's the pinnacle of their soccer careers.

Those who go on to play national team-level soccer say lessons learned during the pressure cooker of the NCAA tournament helped when the opponent became Sweden rather than Stanford.

Or, say, ...

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