2014 College Preseason Rankings

Every year, Our Game Magazine puts together an annual College Issue, which features our Top 25 teams in the country. The issue also features interviews with coaches and current players, as well as articles written by former college players. Below is OGM‘s Preseason Top 25 list. UCLA, coming off its first national title in women’s soccer, tops the list heading into the 2014 season. UCLA’s 2013 tournament run was impressive but the Bruins will have their work cut out for them on their quest to repeat as national champions, as Virginia, Florida State, North Carolina — to name a few — return strong squads seeking to return to the College Cup.

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UCLA
2013 Record: 22-1-3
NCAA Finish in 2013: Champions
Conference: Pac-12
Coach: Amanda Cromwell
Players to Watch: Ally Courtnall, Sam Mewis, Abby Dahlkemper, Katelyn Rowland
Key Additions: Gabrielle Matulick, MacKenzie Cerda
Key Losses: Jenna Richmond, Chelsea Stewart

02

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Virginia
2013 Record: 24-1-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Semifinals
Conference: ACC
Coach: Steve Swanson
Players to Watch: Morgan Brian, Danielle Colaprico, Makenzy Doniak, Emily Sonnett
Key Additions: Olivia Hazelrigg
Key Losses: Morgan Stith, Annie Steinlage, Shasta Fisher, Molly Menchel

03

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Florida State
2013 Record: 23-2-3
NCAA Finish in 2013: Runners-up
Conference: ACC
Coach: Mark Krikorian
Players to Watch: Dagny Brynjarsdottir, Kristin Grubka, Megan Campbell, Bergalind Thorvaldsdottir
Key Additions:
Key Losses: Kelsey Wys, Kassey Kallman

04

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North Carolina
2013 Record: 20-5-0
NCAA Finish in 2013: Quarterfinals
Conference: ACC
Coach: Anson Dorrance
Players to Watch: Satara Murray, Bryane Heaberlin, Summer Green, Katie Bowen
Key Additions: Annie Kingman, Jessie Scarpa
Key Losses: Kealia Ohai, Crystal Dunn, Kelly McFarlane, Meg Morris

05

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Stanford
2013 Record: 14-6-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Third Round
Conference: Pac-12
Coach: Paul Ratcliffe
Players to Watch: Taylor Uhl, Laura Liedle, Chioma Ubogagu, Alex Doll, Madeline Bauer, Jane Campbell
Key Additions: Andi Sullivan, Sarah Robinson
Key Losses: Shelby Payne, Sydney Payne, Courtney Verloo

06

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Virgina Tech
2013 Record: 19-5-3
NCAA Finish in 2013: Semifinals
Conference: ACC
Coach: Chugger Adair
Players to Watch: Shannon Mayrose, Kelsey Loupee, Katie Yensen, Ashley Meier
Key Additions: Alani Johnson, Kaylyn Smith
Key Losses: Dayle Colpitts, Jazmine Reeves, Taylor Antolino, Ashley Manning

07

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Florida
2013 Record: 19-5-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: SEC
Coach: Becky Burleigh
Players to Watch: Savannah Jordan, Taylor Burke, Christen Westphal, Havana Solaun, Annie Speese
Key Additions: Talise Romain
Key Losses:

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Michigan
2013 Record: 18-4-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Quarterfinals
Conference: Big Ten
Coach: Greg Ryan
Players to Watch: Taylor Bucklin, Madisson Lewis, Christina Ordonez, Corinne Harris
Key Additions:
Key Losses: Shelina Zadorsky, Meghan Toohey, Nkem Ezurike, Holly Hein

09

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Texas A&M
Record: 18-5-2
NCAA Finish in 2013: Third Round
Conference: SEC
Coach: G. Guerrieri
Players to Watch: Shea Groom, Liz Keester, Kelley Monogue, Meghan Streight,
Jordan Day
Key Additions:
Key Losses: Rachel Lenz

10

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Notre Dame
2013 Record: 13-8-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Third Round
Conference: ACC
Coach: Theresa Romagnolo
Players to Watch: Morgan Andrews, Cari Roccaro, Katie Naughton, Kaela Little, Lauren Bohaboy
Key Additions: Karin Muya, Ginny McGowan, Sabrina Flores
Key Losses: Mandy Laddish, Elizabeth Tucker

11

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Santa Clara
2013 Record: 16-4-2
NCAA Finish in 2013: Third Round
Conference: WCC
Coach: Jerry Smith
Players to Watch: Sophia Huerta, Andi Tostanoski, Jordan Jesolva
Key Additions:
Key Losses: Julie Johnston, Morgan Marlborough, Allie Vernon

12

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West Virginia
2013 Record: 16-4-3
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: Big 12
Coach: Nikki Izzo-Brown
Players to Watch: Kate Schwindel, Ashley Lawrence, Kadeisha Buchanan
Key Additions: Carla Portillo, Michaela-Batya Abam
Key Losses: Francis Silva, Sara Keane

13

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Boston College
2013 Record: 13-10-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Quarterfinals
Conference: ACC
Coach: Alison Foley
Players to Watch: McKenzie Meehan, Stephanie McCaffrey, Alex Johnson, Hayley Dowd, Jana Jeffrey
Key Additions: Darien Dunham
Key Losses: Gibby Wagner

14

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South Carolina
2013 Record: 17-3-2
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: SEC
Coach: Shelly Smith
Players to Watch: Sabrina D’Angelo, Andie Romness, Raina Johnson, Chelsea Drennan
Key Additions: Dominique Babbitt, Lauren Jankowski
Key Losses: Danielle Au

15

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Texas Tech
2013 Record: 18-2-3
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: Big 12
Coach: Tom Stone
Players to Watch: Janine Beckie, Jaelene Hinkle, Paige Strahan
Key Additions: Rebekah O’Brien, Sara Summers
Key Losses: Hayley Haagsma, Victoria Essen

16

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Portland
2013 Record: 17-3-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: WCC
Coach: Garrett Smith
Players to Watch: Danica Evans, Allison Weatherington, Ariel Viera
Key Additions: Taylor Luty, Kaycie Young, Hanna de Haan
Key Losses: Amanda Frisbie, Erin Dees, Micaela Capelle, Ellen Parker

17

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Georgetown
2013 Record: 16-3-2
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: Big East
Coach: Dave Nolan
Players to Watch: Daphne Corboz, Emma Newins, Audra Ayotte
Key Additions: Rachel Corboz, Ali Lonner
Key Losses: Emily Menges, Kaitlin Brenn, Mary Kroening

18

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Marquette
2013 Record: 18-4-0
NCAA Finish in 2013: First Round
Conference: Big East
Coach: Markus Roeders
Players to Watch: Mary Luba, Mady Vicker, Amanda Engel
Key Additions:
Key Losses: Emily Jacobson, Cara Jacobson, Maegan Kelly, Vanessa Legault-Cordisco, Taylor Madigan

19

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Central Florida
2013 Record: 16-3-4
NCAA Finish in 2013: First Round
Conference: AAC
Coach: Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak
Players to Watch: Tatiana Coleman, Lena Petermann, Kayla Adamek
Key Additions: Rebecca Gartner, Saga Fredriksson, Nora Kevroedan (Transfer)
Key Losses: Marissa Diggs, Lianne Maldonado, Ashley Nicol

20

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Duke
2013 Record: 9-9-6
NCAA Finish in 2013: Quarterfinals
Conference: ACC
Coach: Robbie Church
Players to Watch: Toni Payne, Lizzy Raben, Kelly Cobb, Alli Kershner
Key Additions: Imani Dorsey, Morgan Reid, Ashton Miller, Cassie Pecht (RS)
Key Losses: Natasha Anasi, Kaitlyn Kerr, Mollie Pathman, Laura Weinberg, Kim DeCesare

21

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Nebraska
2013 Record: 19-4-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: Big Ten
Coach: John Walker
Players to Watch: Jaycie Johnson, Mayme Conroy
Key Additions: Haley Hanson, Erika Johnson
Key Losses: Jordan Jackson, Ari Romero, Emma Stevens

22

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Illinois
2013 Record: 11-9-3
NCAA Finish in 2013: Third Round
Conference: Big Ten
Coach: Janet Rayfield
Players to Watch: Janelle Flaws, Claire Wheatley, Casey Conine
Key Additions: Olivia Schmitt, Abby Elinsky
Key Losses: Vanessa DiBernardo, Megan Pawloski

23

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Brigham Young
2013 Record: 15-5-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Second Round
Conference: WCC
Coach: Jennifer Rockwood
Players to Watch: Ashley Hatch, Marissa Nimmer, Miranda Bailey
Key Additions: Nadia Gomes, Elisabeth Phillips, Carla Swensen
Key Losses: Erica Owens, Cloee Colohan, Niki Fernandes, Colette Jepson Smith

24

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Arkansas
2013 Record: 15-8-1
NCAA Finish in 2013: Third Round
Conference: SEC
Coach: Colby Hale
Players to Watch: Ashleigh Ellenwood, Jerian Okoro, Cameron Carter
Key Additions: Taylor Sancegraw, Abby Sieperda, Madison Hall, Shelby Payne (TR)
Key Losses: Evan Palmer,
Yvonne DesJarlais

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Wake Forest
2013 Record: 12-7-2
NCAA Finish in 2013: Third Round
Conference: ACC
Coach: Tony Da Luz
Players to Watch: Riley Ridgik, Kendall Fischlein, Sarah Teegarden
Key Additions: Maddie Huster, Sarah Medina
Key Losses: Aubrey Bledsoe, Katie Stengel, Rachel Nuzzolese, Ally Berry
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