NCAA Week 1: Players to Watch

F – Savannah Jordan (Florida, Freshman) – Jordan scored 5 goals to introduce herself to the NCAA on her opening weekend.

F – Katie Stengel (Wake Forest, Senior) – The sure NWSL draft pick made a statement that she will be a force to be reckoned with this season, opening with a 7-point weekend.

F – Elise Krieghoff (Cal Poly, Sophomore) – Krieghoff had a career weekend for the Mustangs, as she picked up a goal and an assist in a 3-0 win over Loyola Marymount, and outdid herself two days later, notching an impressive 4 goals against CSU Bakersfield in a 5-2 non-conference win to lead Cal Poly to a 2-0 start on the season.

M – Morgan Brian (Virginia, Junior) – The USWNT midfielder showed her pedigree with a goal and 3 assists in Cavalier wins over VCU and Santa Clara.

M – Rachel Manning (BYU, Senior) – The senior doubled her career total of goals to 4, potting two in a 3-1 win over Cal State Fullerton in the Cougars’ only game of the weekend.

M – Crystal Dunn (UNC, Senior) – The 2012 Hermann Trophy winner showed that she is in form once again, as she scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Santa Clara and followed that up with a goal, after dribbling through multiple defenders, in a 4-0 win over VCU.

M – Brooke Heidemann (Boise State, Sophomore) – Scored an unassisted goal in the 86th minute to lead Boise State to a 2-1 win over Creighton in the Bronco’s home opener, then tallied her team’s only goal in a 2-1 loss to Idaho State.

D – Gabbi Miranda (UCLA, Freshman) – Fresh off the US U-20 matches against Japan, freshman Miranda made an impact less than three minutes into her first college game by notching the winning goal in a 4-0 win over Northeastern, and also starting in the subsequent 3-0 win over Cal State Northridge. She was a part of a stingy backline that only gave up 4 shots through both games.

D – Allie Tripp (Arkansas, Junior) – Led the Razorback backline to a 1-0 win over Kansas, before following it up with 2 assists in a 3-2 win over SMU, including the game-winner in OT.

D – Marissa Diggs (UCF, Senior) – The 2012 All-American and native of Rowlett, Texas, played the full 90 in two shutout wins over the weekend: 3-0 over Washington and 2-0 against Hawaii.

G – Sabrina D’Angelo (South Carolina, Junior) – The Canadian youth international played a big role in an eye-catching 1-0 win over Top 10 ranked Duke after blanking UNC-Wilmington 2-0 two days earlier. She had 7 total saves across both games.