I doubt it is anything to worry about. UConn baseball always has an open tryout every fall. The difference of course is that the baseball tryout is relatively well publicized every season, while if other UConn sports have walk on tryouts, they generally don't get known to the general public.
With UMass moving to the MAC, I wonder if UMass Soccer will stay in the A-10, or perhaps join the Big East with Akron.
"Of the four full MAC members that sponsored men's soccer in the 2022 season, Bowling Green, Northern Illinois, and Western Michigan moved the sport to the Missouri Valley Conference, and Akron moved it to the Big East Conference."