As a new women’s soccer season dawns in Division I, another collection of bright and promising talent gets ready to step between the lines.
This year’s TopDrawerSoccer.com Preseason Best XI teams honors the players expected to make a significant impact on the field ahead of what should be a fascinating season.
With U.S. Soccer requesting those named to the Under 20 World Cup team to redshirt the season, some of the best and brightest players aren’t eligible for this year’s pool of talent. Those expected to be a part of the team were not included for consideration.
Regardless, expect to see big performances in 2016 for the players named to the Best XIs below.
F: Savannah Jordan (Florida), Rachel Hill (Connecticut), McKenzie Meehan (Boston College)
M: Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin), Andi Sullivan (Stanford), Morgan Andrews (USC), Ashley Lawrence (West Virginia)
D: Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia), Christina Gibbons (Duke), Kayla Mills (USC)
GK: Jane Campbell (Stanford)
F: Tyler Lussi (Princeton), Arielle Ship (California), Murielle Tiernan (Virginia Tech)
M: Casie Ramsier (Auburn), Rachel Corboz (Georgetown), Mikaela Harvey (Texas A&M), Megan Connolly (Florida State)
D: Kirsten Crowley (Florida State), Maddie Bauer (Stanford), Mandy Freeman (USC)
GK: Kailen Sheridan (Clemson)
F: Simone Kolander (Minnesota), Tabby Tindell (Florida Gulf Coast(w)), Savannah McCaskill (South Carolina)
M: Gabriela Stoian (Arizona), Serina Kashimoto (Butler), Mimi Rangel (Long Beach State), Elena Medeiros (BYU)
D: Rebecca Quinn (Duke), Alana Cook (Stanford), Kristen McNabb (Virginia)
GK: Cassie Miller (Florida State)
F: Anika Rodriguez (UCLA), Heidi Kollanen (Florida State), Jennifer Westendorf (Notre Dame)
M: Jessie Fleming (UCLA), Tierna Davidson (Stanford), Ella Stevens (Duke), Grace Bahr (Wisconsin)
D: Chloe Froment (Long Beach State), Julia Ekholm (UCF), D Zoe Morse (Virginia)
GK: Evangeline Soucie (Kentucky)