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Division I preseason women’s Best XIs

Article Written by ESNN
Published: July 30, 2013

With the Division I women’s college soccer season around the corner, programs around the country are gearing up for preseason preparations for what should be another exciting campaign. 

Since North Carolina captured the national championship at the end of the 2012 season, scores of players are no doubt eager to kick things off and chase another championship.

There’s little doubt that the women’s game is ripe with talent this fall, and that is reflected in the TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI teams. Led by three players who all appeared for the full U.S. Women’s National Team in 2013 (Morgan Brian, Crystal Dunn and Julie Johnston), here’s a look at the teams, including the Best XI for rising freshmen:

First Team

GK: Emily Oliver, Stanford
D: Kassey Kallman, Florida State
D: Julie Johnston, Santa Clara
D: Crystal Dunn, North Carolina
MF: Sarah Killion, UCLA
MF Morgan Brian, Virginia
MF: Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois
MF: Daphne Corboz, Georgetown
F: Maya Hayes, Penn State
F: Kealia Ohai, North Carolina
F: Chioma Ubogagu, Stanford

 

Second Team

GK: Kelsey Wys, Florida State, Senior
D: Whitney Church, Penn State
D: Abby Dahlkemper, UCLA
D: Natasha Anasi, Duke
MF: Jessie Ayers, Colorado College
MF: Cari Roccaro, Notre Dame
MF: Cloee Colohan, BYU
MF: Maegan Kelly, Marquette
F: Katie Stengel, Wake Forest
F: Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers
F: Laura Weinberg, Duke

 

Third Team

GK: Aubrey Bledsoe, Wake Forest
D: Mollie Pathman, Duke
D: Marissa Diggs, UCF
D: Annie Steinlage, Virginia
MF: Meghan Streight, Texas A&M
MF: Sam Mewis, UCLA
MF: Mandy Laddish, Notre Dame
MF: Charlyn Corral, Louisville
F: Nkem Ezurike, Michigan
F: Hannah Wilkinson, Tennessee
F: Kristen Hamilton, Denver

 

Freshman Team

GK: Kailen Sheridan, Clemson
D: Brittany Basinger, Penn State
D: Claire Wagner, Clemson
D: Stephanie Amack, Stanford
MF: Morgan Andrews, Notre Dame
MF: Toni Payne, Duke
MF: Rose Lavelle, Wisconsin
MF: Margaret Purce, Harvard
F: Danica Evans, Portland
F: Summer Clarke, LSU
F: Anna McClung, Florida State

 

 

 
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