For the same reason my kid doesn't want to stay in So Cal...Because they want to experience another part of the world. It turns out a lot of young adults feel the same way at that point in their life.Exactly, if a kid who grew up in niketown doesnt want to wear green and yellow with a big ZERO on her chest and helmet, why would girls who grew up elsewhere want to?
You said the solution to the problem of players leaving was recruiting local players. Lauren Burke is an example of why that's not a valid solution. The pool for college recruiting is the whole country...and beyond.
Despite the current struggles with the team, you can bet there are more players - from all over the country - who want to play for the Ducks next year than there are spots available.