The team is led offensively by sophomore forward Rachel Daly, who garnered both Big East Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year after scoring a single-season school record 47 points and 22 goals. Houapeu was named the America East Striker of the Year and an All-American by the NSCAA and College Soccer News. Akron (MAC Automatic) • No. 7 Penn State (4-1-0) looks to bounce back from last weekend’s 1-0 loss to West Virginia with a trip to No.
2 Stanford (4-0-0) at 8 p.m. Each side of the bracket features a match-up between conference foes who have met at least once already this season. Also I would have liked to see another team from the west coast in the field. He talks about his progression as a player over the course of the next two years which included an eye-popping 22 goals last year, which helped the team to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
First Round: Northwestern (Big Ten #5) vs. Welcome to the most recent edition of “Up Close” on CollegeSoccerNews.com, where host Adam Zundell brings you the v oices of the game — players and coaches — straight to you, unfiltered, exclusively on CollegeSoccerNews.com. Moutinho’s first two games to start the new MLS season have been impressive and have shown his very high potential, as he no doubt seeks to justify his tag as the number one overall pick. John’s gets past FDU they will be a tough matchup for number eight seed Saint Louis. Solid recruiter who played college soccer for South Carolina.
First Round: Fairfield (MAAC Automatic) at Syracuse (Atlantic Coast Conference #8) Woods is a top-level player and should earn minutes immediately in the backline, possibly at left back while a tough center mid, Nason will fight for time in the stacked midfield. Amy Farnum Patronis is a contributing writer for College Soccer News covering Division I women’s soccer. Old Dominion – (5-1-1) – The Monarchs have been particularly productive on the offensive side of the ball with a very balanced attack lead by freshman midfielder Nik Klosterhalfen and senior forward Josue Henriquez.
First round – South Carolina at Wake Forest B. – I think Syracuse, Cal St. The contest was scoreless at halftime. The program was hungry for another national title run and the 2009 team didn’t disappoint the Virginia faithful. #8 Soccer is a family affair for Duke’s Lizzy Raben. Freshman forward Mason Toye made it 2-0 Indiana in the opening minutes of the second stanza when he alertly intercepted a pass and placed a shot into the far left post from the top of the box.
Kharlton Belmar and Mario Herera Meraz netted goals two and three for VCU in the second stanza. It was a fitting end for a man who has truly been an ambassador for college soccer. DePaul (1-6-0) – Xavier travels to Chicago to tangle with DePaul in a Big East game. He can be reached at Ben.email@example.com and you can follow him on Twitter @Benrothpda16 Things don’t get any easier for Hofstra as the Pride now must travel to face a James Madison team that defeated Delaware 1-0 on the road on October 8. It seems like just a short time ago that players were reporting to campus to begin preseason practice. The Skinny – One invite.
No. 1 UCLA has clinched at least a share of the Pac-12 title and the automatic qualifier spot in the NCAA Tournament, but No. 3 Stanford still has a shot at becoming a co-champion with a win over No. 22 California Thursday and a Bruins’ loss Friday.
Michigan State keeps on winning under Rensing’s direction. Bob B. – Things will likely settle down somewhat as teams gel but so far this has been a season of surprises. When the 49ers advanced to the Final Four back in 1996 the consensus was that the program was poised to become a regular contender on the national scene but that didn’t play out as expected. It was a team effort and we grinded it out.” Clemson – The Tigers may not yet be ready to challenge for the Atlantic Coast Conference title but the pieces look to be in place for Clemson to significantly up their win total in 2013. The 2014 season will be Gunn’s third as the head coach at Stanford so it’s unlikely but not out of the picture that he will duplicate that feat at Stanford.
Joslyn, Louis R., Nicholas J. Second round – Winner at #15 Seed Charlotte (A-10 #2) Good things are happening at Central Arkansas. In reality, the factors that one might use in both instances are pretty similar. This is a program on the rise, so it’s going to be really fun to be here for the next few years.” UMBC also topped number four seed Maryland 1-0 out of the Big Ten Conference in the second round of the tourney.
Second Round – Winner vs. #2 Georgetwon (Big East Automatic) The Billikens closed out the 2012 campaign ranked in the number nineteen spot in the NSCAA season ending poll and as the number twenty-two team in the country in the College Soccer News season ending poll. North Carolina has played well to date particularly when you take into consideration the holes that they had to plug and the injuries they are dealing with on the offensive side of the ball. He adds a lot of versatility and a goal scoring touch. South Florida had a 17-10 advantage in shots.
Penn State-Rutgers and Florida State-Virginia Tech were up for consideration, too. John’s midfield, there a plethora of talent and little work to do. Let’s get right at it by saying that the 2011 season was not a banner year for the Big Ten.
Both contests could have gone either way but when it was all said and done Indiana and Akron prevailed in penalty kick shootouts to earn the right to advance to the 2017 College Cup. Eric Johnson’s squad was 15-8-0 overall which tied the school’s record for wins in a single season. Virginia Tech went into intermission with a 1-0 advantage. October 30, 2012 – It was October 22, 2011 and number twelve ranked St. Zach Bennett – Junior – Michigan State – Spartan head coach Damon Rensing refers to the need for a Michigan State mindset of “shutout soccer.” Bennett is the guy who must set the pace in that regard for the Spartans. “It was definitely a crazy play, with a lot of things happening in a short period of time,” Mullins told reporters after the game.
Akron 2 – College of Charleston 0 – Jared Embick picked up his first win as the head coach at Akron. Maintaining momentum is huge in the very competitive Horizon League. The squad has suffered some poor runs of play including a five game losing streak and losing eight of ten. The enthusiasm the matchup created is reflected in the fact that a record crowd of 4,038 fans attended the exhibition contest.
Senior defender Shiquan Lowe opened the scoring for Niagara when he alertly deposited the rebound of a missed penalty kick into the back of the net. The goalie to assume the starting role will most likely be the coach’s son Alex Bolowich. The Billikens will seek to get back in the win column on a consistent basis as they begin Atlantic 10 Conference play. In what was without a doubt the most attack oriented contest in the Elite Eight, the Bruins topped the Tar Heels 7-6 in a penalty kick shootout Saturday night at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles after the two teams were tied 3-3 at the end of regulation and overtime to earn the right to advance to the College Cup. The team is led offensively by sophomore forward Rachel Daly, who garnered both Big East Offensive Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year after scoring a single-season school record 47 points and 22 goals.
Notre Dame – The 2013 season at Notre Dame was described as one with new challenges and obstacles on multiple fronts as the Irish faced the task of replacing two All-Americans as well as the challenge of making the adjustment that accompanied moving from the Big East Conference to the unchartered waters of the Atlantic Coast Conference. Upcoming contests with Xavier on the road and Butler and Marquette at home will give an indication of whether this team is for real or perhaps overrated. Western Michigan spent a large portion of the 2017 season ranked among the top ten teams in the country with signature wins over the likes of Butler, Michigan and Akron footballscores.
The Aggies joined the SEC in 2012, but the rivalry is already strong. Salcedo also talks about his team’s resiliency in the NCAA Tournament so far and what he expects out of All-American Leo Stolz this weekend. Charlotte (CUSA #3) Mat t – I believe Charlotte will prevail. Both players are defensive minded leaders who will look to lock down this already stellar defensive and provide a spark to the attack. Michigan State head coach Damon Rensing stated, “I think you have to give our guys a lot of credit.
The Bluejays were ranked as the number fifteen team in the country by the NSCAA in their final season ending poll and in the number seventeen spot by College Soccer News. Maryland captured the ACC Tourney with 1-0 wins over North Carolina, Boston College and Virginia and then had a brilliant run in the NCAA Tourney with wins over George Mason, California, Creighton, St. Campos gave Clemson a 2-0 lead when he scored from close range in the 57th minute of the contest after receiving a cross from Manolo Sanchez. The Gauchos currently have an 11-4-2 record (6-0-2 Big West), and sit atop their conference with just two regular season games left against Sacramento State on November 6 and Cal Poly on November 9. Cooper was named the WCC Coach of the Year and the West Region Coach of the Year by the NSCAA.
I am not surprised. Charlotte is 16-4-4 overall. First Round: ETSU (Southern Conference Automatic) at Virginia Tech (ACC #9) Mark Sherrod is a name to remember. The Quakes, who need help in multiple positions opt for a player who can help from day one.
Conference automatic are assigned either to teams that have already clinched their conference’s automatic berth as in the case of Stanford, or to the highest remaining seeds in conference tournaments. UMBC has a great record and many feel the team should have a better seeding, but they haven’t played a side UCONN’s caliber all year. Oyvind Alseth converted a penalty kick for Syracuse in the 71st minute for the Orange but it was too little to late. Defender Tanner Beason converted a penalty kick in the first minute of play and Stanford never looked back. Colgate (10-10-1) at Massachusetts (15-3-3) – Colgate topped Bucknell 1-0, Loyola 3-2, and Holy Cross 1-0 to win the Patriot League Tournament and its automatic berth.
The former Terp played primarily as a center back at College Park, but projects as a right back at the next level. UV has key wins over Bradley and Cal State Fullerton. Flaws, the nation’s goals and points leader, has now compiled 50 career goals.
Amy Farnum Patronis is a contributing writer for College Soccer News covering Division I women’s soccer. The 2013 season was Negalha’s tenth as an assistant coach at North Carolina. Coastal Carolina closed the gap to 2-1 in the 62nd minute when Tom Gudmundsson converted a header served in out of a free kick by teammate Elis Bjornsson. Fordham earned a trip to the Elite Eight by advancing past Virginia and Duke out of the ACC.
Blake recorded a total of thirty-six clean sheets during his three year tenure at Connecticut. Adams has served with distinction as an assistant coach at UMBC under head coach Pete Caringi for seventeen season. Second Round: Winner at #2 Indiana (15-0-5) Second Round: Winner at #4 Akron (15-3-2) They fell to Virginia in the ACC Tournament in a match that was decided by penalty kicks but based on the body of their work were awarded the number three seed in the NCAA Tourney.
Stanford’s unexpected 2-1 loss on the road to San Francisco on September 23 in which the Cardinal came out flat to say the least may have been a moment of reckoning for Stanford. Bracketology – I think the most impressive run is UMBC’s. Notre Dame is as good as anyone in the country at finding and exploting weaknesses.
Second round – Winner at #15 Penn State (13-7-1) They’re an outstanding team and we know it will be a very competitive game once again.” Center back Kyle Venter is among the best at his position in the country.