I don't post on here very often but I read a lot!! Hopefully all of the experts / experienced folks on here will have some insight advice or at least some feel good reassuring stories for darling son! Son is going to be applying for the class of 2021. Like everyone else I read about on here he has great grades, SAT scores and leadership activities. We have a problem though... He has played soccer since freshman year. Our school is a large school and there are NO multisport athletes. Soccer has been his only sport. Tryouts were last week and he was cut along with about 20 other juniors / seniors who had also been on team for 2-3 years. (We are at a 6A Texas school. Team was in state finals last year and coaches cut a LOT of juniors / seniors because for the benefit of the program they needed to let more freshman in.) My son is a high level club player who is being recruited by Division 1 colleges then gets cut from high school team! He will still be playing club but not high school. Initially we were just shocked but now we've accepted it and we are moving on. He is now getting over it, picking himself up and in process of dusting himself off and going out for track. We're contacting coach and looking into getting a tryout. His mile times on fitness assessments for club soccer were in the 5 minute range. He is quick and in good aerobic condition from his years of soccer so he stands a good chance of making team. How is this going to affect his application? I don't want him to dwell on the fact he was cut from soccer because that just appears to be making excuses / sour grapes but I do want anyone reviewing his application to know he was NOT cut for poor behavior, disrespect, being a bad teammate etc... Any advice? Feel good stories of others in similar circumstances who were still able to get an appointment?