Article Written by Robert Ziegler, ESNN
Published: October 8, 2012
An emphatic 7-0 home win over Clemson has kept Florida State undefeated and #1 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Women's College Soccer Tournament 64 National Ranking, updated today.
The ranking is an effort to project the postseason NCAA Tournament field of 64 each week, including the automatic qualifiers from every DI conference. The ranking update is posted each Monday after reviewing all results from the previous week.
New teams in the ranking this week include La Salle as an At-Large and Cal Poly (Big West), Samford (Southern), Hartford (America East) and Alabama State (SWAC) as the projected winners of their respective conferences.
The complete ranking can be found here.
Meanwhile, Vanessa DiBernardo of Illinois is our TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s College Soccer Player of the Week after she helped the team to a 3-2 win over Michigan State with a fantastic hat trick. The honor, along with the 11-player Team of the Week, is awarded each week after a review of match reports through DI Women’s Soccer.
The entire Team of the Week is as follows:
GK: Che’ Brown, Radford – Recorded 12 saves overall in a pair of shutout wins for the Highlanders.
D: Rachel Quon, Stanford – Played 180 minutes in the back line and recorded a pair of assists as the Cardinal won a pair of matches on the weekend.
D: Brittany Von Rueden, Notre Dame – Recorded three assists in two matches along with a strong performance in the back line.
D: Mary Kroening, Georgetown – Played every minute in the back for Georgetown’s two matches, and scored the winning goal against Cincinnati.
M: Sarah Killion, UCLA – Played 183 minutes in midfield and scored on a direct kick to help the Bruins to a pair of Pac-12 victories.
M: Ashley Spivey, Maryland – Scored 3 goals as the Terrapins won a pair of contests.
M: Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois – Scored a hat trick to lead Illinois to a dramatic 3-2 victory over Big Ten rivals Michigan State.
F: Cortlyn Bristol, William & Mary – Tallied 4 assists to help the Trible to a pair of wins.
F: Sarah Halverson, San Diego State – Came off the bench to Score the winning goal in both of the Aztecs’ wins this week
F: Ifeoma Onumonu, California – Scored three times and added an assists as the Bears won twice in Pac-12 play.
F: Laura Weinberg, Duke – Scored 3 times and added an assist as the Blue Devils won a pair of matches.
Player of the Week: Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois