The midseason update to the TDS women’s college soccer Top 100 players was released on Wednesday. The list excludes freshmen at this point, but will include them in the final ranking at the end of the season.
North Carolina and U.S. Women’s National Team standout Crystal Dunn keeps hold of her spot atop the rankings after a strong start to her senior season in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels are 12-2 on the season and have two players in the top ten with fellow senior Kealia Ohai checking in at No. 7.
Fellow ACC star Morgan Brian checks in at No. 2, as she leads the Cavaliers to a consensus No. 1 ranking and a perfect record through the first two months of the season. Brian is one of three ACC players in the top ten with Florida State’s Kasey Kallman checking in at No. 8 to round out the group.
Santa Clara captain Julie Johnston rounds out the top three in the midseason update. The senior has been called up to the U.S. Women’s National Team as well as her top two cohorts. At the collegiate level, she has been fantastic for the West Coast Conference side this season.
To check out the newly updated Top 100: click here.
There are some players who have dropped from previously high rankings due to injury. The notable list includes Wake Forest star Katie Stengel, Richmond talent Becca Wann, and Stanford goalkeeper Emily Oliver.
Stengel, the three-time All American, is sidelined “indefinitely” with blood clots in her leg. Wann suffered a concussion early in the season and was advised by doctors not to play again this season thus ending her collegiate career. Oliver also retired from soccer after a series of concussions.
The midseason update also marks a fresh look at the top 20 for every conference in the country. A number of the conferences have gone through heavy changes from the preseason rankings to reflect the best players in the conference this season.
Check out the new conference top 20 players rankings: here.