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Florida State on top of Women's Ranking

Article Written by Robert Ziegler
Published: August 27, 2012

A 1-0 win on the road at UCF, combined with a loss by previous #1 Stanford to West Virginia(w) has lifted the Florida State Seminoles to #1 in our TopDrawerSoccer.com Tournament 64 National Ranking, updated today.

The ranking is an effort to project the postseason NCAA Tournament field of 64 each week, including the automatic qualifiers from every DI conference. The ranking update is posted each Monday after reviewing all results from the previous week.

Florida State also benefited from a 3-2 overtime win by its archrivals Florida, over previous #2 Duke, as it rose to #1 from its position in the previous week at #3.

There is much move movement throughout the ranking, and three new teams enter this week, including Tennessee, La Salle and Iowa.

See the complete rankings.

Meanwhile, Virginia’s Makenzy Doniak is our TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s College Player of the Week after she helped lead the Cavaliers to a pair of wins on the weekend. The freshman forward, who played her club ball at Slammers in Southern California, had 5 goals and 2 assists in the opening 4 matches of her college career.

The honor, along with the 11-player Team of the Week, is awarded each week after a review of match reports through DI Women’s Soccer.

The entire Team of the Week is as follows:

GK: Rachel Boaz, San Diego State Posted third and fourth consecutive shutouts to begin the season for the 4-0 Azteck

D: Allie Sirna, Tennessee – Played 197 standout minutes in the back line during a pair of shutout wins for the Volunteers.

D: Kate Naughton, Notre Dame – Stalwart in defense as the Fighting Irish posted 2 shutout wins.

D: Ally Courtnall, UCLA Standout in the back and added a goal as the Bruins took a pair of shutout wins.

M: Sarah Jackson, Santa Clara Recorded 2 goals as the Broncos picked up a pair of wins.

M: Amanda LeCave,  Pepperdine – Scored 3 times as the Waves won a pair of matches.

F: Cloe Lacasse, Iowa Scored 2 goals and added 2 assists in a pair of Hawkeye wins.

F: Juliana  Libertin, Dayton – Had 2 goals and 2 assists in a pair of wins for the Flyers.

F: Makenzy Doniak, Virginia – Scored 3 goals in a pair of Virginia victories.

F: Mikaella Meibock, San Jose State – Scored her first 2 career goals as the Spartans defeated CSU Bakersfield 3-0.

F: McKenzie Meehan, Boston College – Scored twice, including a late winner, in Boston College’s 4-3 win over Connecticut.


Player of the Week: Makenzy Doniak, Virginia

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