NCAA Week 3: Players to Watch

F – Rachel Daly (St. John’s, Sophomore) – Daly netted five goals on the week as the Red Storm improve to 6-0 overall. The sophomore struck twice in Friday’s 4-0 win over Central Connecticut and then picked up her second hat-trick of the season in a 4-0 win at Brown on Sunday. Daly now has 11 goals on the season, tops among the NCAA.

F – Devin Marshall (Arizona State, Senior) – The senior had a big weekend at the Sun Devil Classic, picking up four goals, one assist and Tournament MVP honors. Marshall scored twice in each match for Arizona State, a 4-3 double overtime win over Illinois on Friday, where she also had the assist the game winner, and a 4-0 win over Kansas on Sunday

F – Frances Silva (West Virginia, Senior) – Against tough competition at the Duke Nike Classic, Silva had a two goal, one assist performance in West Virginia’s 0-1-1 weekend. Silva scored for the Mountaineers in a 1-1 draw against Duke on Friday. Then after seeing her side go down 4-0, she buried a penalty kick and assisted on her team’s second goal before dropping a 4-2 result against North Carolina.

M – Havana Solaun (Florida, Junior)- After missing Florida’s match on Friday against Oklahoma with an injury, Solaun made a triumphant return to the lineup on Sunday. The junior forward scored both goals in a 2-0 win over Oklahoma State, improving the Gators record to 5-1 overall.

M – Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame, Freshman) – In Notre Dame’s 4-0 win over Detroit on Sunday, the Gatorade National Female High School Athlete of the Year had a two-goal, one assist effort to pace the Irish. Her second goal of the evening was a cracking effort from distance, giving the Detroit goalkeeper no chance as the shot swerved into the top corner.

M – Crystal Dunn (UNC, Senior) – Another big weekend for the 2012 Hermann Trophy winner as the UNC senior netted two goals in two games at the Duke Nike Classic. Dunn scored the game-winning goal in the 79th minute over UCLA on Friday and followed up with a tally on Sunday against West Virginia in a 4-2 win.

M – Ally Berry (Wake Forest, Senior) – On a weekend where the Demon Deacons won the Nike Portland Invitational, the senior midfielder was a key part in both victories. Berry played the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Washington on Friday and then scored the game-winning goal with 14 minutes left in the second half, capping a 3-2 come from behind win over the hosts Portland on Sunday.

D – Mary Kroening (Georgetown, Senior) – In a season where the Hoyas are still without some key offensive players, Kroening has led Georgetown’s defense in only conceding three goals in a perfect 6-0 start. The senior featured in both Georgetown’s shutout victories on the week, a 2-0 win over North Carolina State and a 3-0 result over Delaware, including scored a goal & an assist against Delaware.

D – Maddie Bauer (Stanford, Freshman) – A solid performance by the freshman, who started in both on Stanford’s shutout victories on the weekend. Bauer played all but 20 minutes in those two matches, both of those victories a 4-0 scoreline over Loyola Marymount and Maryland

D – Katie Hishmeh (Marquette, Senior) – The senior defender was named Marquette Invitational Defensive MVP with strong performances in this weekends tournament. Hishmeh backed a solid defensive line in Marquette’s two victories, a 3-0 win over Saint Mary’s and a 3-1 result against Colorado College.

G – Taylor Bucklin (Michigan, Freshman) – The Michigan freshman put in a solid performance in between the posts on Friday night as she posted a three-save shutout in a 2-0 victory over Pepperdine. That result gave Bucklin her second shutout of the season.