The women’s Division I season kicks off on Thursday, with action starting around the country.
All eyes will be on the newcomers, as incoming freshmen or transfers seek to be the difference.
Based off the Final 2018 IMG Academy Top 150, reported transfers and confirmed additions, below is the women’s Division I Top 50 recruiting rankings.
Commitments: F Sophia Smith (Real Colorado – No. 1), D Naomi Girma (California Thorns – No. 5), D Sierra Enge (So Cal Blues – No. 13), GK Katie Meyer (Real So Cal – No. 32), M Bianca Caetano-Ferrara (San Diego Surf – No. 48), F Abigail Greubel (Slammers FC – No. 77)
Commitments: M Madeline Vergura (FC Stars of Massachusetts – No.17), GK Anna Smith (Seattle Reign Academy – No. 34), F Penelope Hocking (So Cal Blues – No. 20), GK MacKenna Carmichael (San Diego Surf), M Ashley Soto (So Cal Blues), D Logan Wells (San Diego Surf), D Kaylin Martin (Santa Margarita Catholic)
Transfers: Natalie Jacobs (Notre Dame), Alea Hyatt (North Carolina), D Jessie Holmes (Florida), M Megan McCashland (Notre Dame)
3. North Carolina
Commitments: M Brianna Pinto (NTH Tophat – No. 3), M Rachael Dorwart (Penn Fusion – No. 8), F Rachel Jones (NTH Tophat – No. 9), GK Claudia Dickey (Charlotte Soccer Academy – No. 25), F Mary Elliott McCabe (Charlotte Soccer Academy – No. 125)
Commitments: M/F Alexa Spaanstra (Michigan Hawks – No. 7), F Ashlynn Serepca (Carolina Rapids – No. 10), F Rebecca Jarrett (NYCFC – No. 23), D Claire Constant (McLean Youth Soccer – No. 37)
Transfer: D McKenna Angotti (Northwestern)
5. Notre Dame
Commitments: M Brianna Martinez (New Mexico Rush – No. 19), F Olivia Wingate (FC Stars of Massachusetts – No. 21), M Luisa Delgado-Heinz (Beach FC – No. 53), GK Mattison Interian (Slammers FC – No. 82), D Chloe Boice (So Cal Blues – No. 94), F Nikki Colantuono (Quickstrike FC), D Genevieve Watkins (Slammers FC), GK Jaina Eckert (Birmingham United SA), D Jade Gosar (Real Colorado), M Brooke VanDyck (Indiana Fire Academy)