Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: August 10, 2015
The countdown to the start of the women’s Division I college soccer season dwindles by the day, as the race for another national title could be as close as ever.
Some of the biggest names have departed the college ranks after graduating to pursue professional careers in the United States or abroad. Plenty of impact talent remains, including a handful of players who featured at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.
Plenty of expectations surround the likes of Kadeisha Buchanan, Raquel Rodriguez and Ashley Lawrence, all three who competed in Canada with their respective national teams, and also land TDS preseason honors.
Below are the full TopDrawerSoccer preseason Best XI squads.
Forwards: Makenzy Doniak (Virginia), Janine Beckie (Texas Tech), Savannah Jordan (Florida)
Midfielders: Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Andi Sullivan (Stanford), Liana Salazar (Kansas)
Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia), Emily Sonnett (Virginia), Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame), Christen Westphal (Florida)
Goalkeeper: Abby Smith (Texas)
Forwards: Ashley Hatch (BYU), Cheyna Williams (Florida State), Jannelle Flaws (Illinois)
Midfielders: Raquel Rodriguez (Penn State), Kinley McNicoll (Wisconsin), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech)
Defenders: McKenzie Berryhill (Arizona State), Georgia Kearney-Perry (St. John's), Katie Bowen (North Carolina), Kayla Mills (USC)
Goalkeeper: Jane Campbell (Stanford)
Forwards: Taylor Smith (UCLA), Murielle Tiernen (Virginia Tech), Rachel Hill (Connecticut)
Midfielders: Emily Ogle (Penn State), Ashley Lawrence (West Virginia), Joanna Boyles (North Carolina)
Defenders: Brianne Reed (Rutgers), Maddie Bauer (Stanford), Katie Naughton (Notre Dame), Jackie Hall (Buffalo)
Goalkeeper: Kailen Sheridan (Clemson)
Forwards: Emily Borgmann (Wisconsin), Kelcie Hedge (Washington), Reilly Martin (Michigan)
Midfielders: Taylor Racioppi (Duke), Betsy Brandon (Virginia), Katie Cousins (Tennessee)
Defenders: Tegan McGrady (Stanford), Inga Bakken (UCLA), Kaleigh Riehl (Penn State), Courtney Petersen (Virginia)
Goalkeeper: Sabrina Macias (BYU)