Probably just coincidence. The coaches have ties to local schools so there’s that. High school soccer is so much different than club. The combined team skill just isn’t there. You have kids that might be quite effective on the HS pitch, but who are quite marginal on the club circuit. And many of the more supposedly talented kids (academy teams, ODP) often don’t play HS. Colleges, especially D2, D3 are okay with having a player try out even if the kid had little/no varsity level playtime/experience. And kids who might have D1 skill - but who might not get many D1 minutes - are okay with playing at a lower level, while getting a great education (and plenty of play time) at a local school. Seen many kids get blinded by the “D1” lights, and leave home to play for a school where they will experience miserable weather, boredom, etc. and return home following their season. Typically, in my experience, kids who graduate from a Catholic HS tend to favor attending college at a like minded Catholic- or Christian-based school. Sometimes having “Servite Varsity” or “Mater Dei Varsity”, etc. on a transcript gives a kid a leg up on someone similarly qualified.