I think we should just call them soccer players. It's amazing how parents talk. "We might get some DA Players next year because...……" Or, "a lot of DPL players are looking to join ECNL players next year because......….." Just soccer players from now on please........Info only, many DA players work with private trainers and love just playing. By the way, the DA girls certainly have a balanced life and most have really tough academic schedules and have top grades. Academic requirements at top schools are high. If a player can not handle the rigors of DA practice plus academics, college soccer would be a really tough transition for them. There is plenty of time for shopping, internet browsing and just hanging out with friends, charity league, football games etc. Anyone who says differently probably doesn't have a player in DA or has a player who can't handle it. That's okay, there is a spot for all types of players.