Article Written by TopDrawerSoccer
Published: August 5, 2014
Ahead of another women’s Division I soccer season, rosters are loaded with stars across the country.
Current and future internationals highlight the TopDrawerSoccer.com preseason Best XI teams, which is set to honor the individuals most likely to enjoy stellar campaigns in 2014.
Last year’s Hermann Trophy winner and TDS Player of the Year Morgan Brian highlights the First Team, alongside other stalwarts like Canadian center back Kadeisha Buchanan, Georgetown midfield maestro Daphne Corboz, and high-scoring forwards like Makenzy Doniak, Savannah Jordan and Rachel Daly.
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With the Women’s Under 20 World Cup kicking off this week, some of the stars listed below will miss a few games at the start of the season as they battle it out for international accolades.
Still, plenty of talent remains as the chase for Boca Raton, Florida begins in late August, when another champion will be crowned at the end of the year.
Here are the 2014 TDS women’s Division I preseason Best XI squads:
Goalkeeper: Sabrina D'Angelo (South Carolina)
Defenders: Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia), Abby Dahlkemper (UCLA), Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech)
Midfielders: Sarah Killion (UCLA), Morgan Brian (Virginia), Daphne Corboz (Georgetown), Dagny Brynjarsdottir (Florida State)
Forwards: Makenzy Doniak (Virginia), Savannah Jordan (Florida), Rachel Daly (St. John's)
Goalkeeper: Katelyn Rowland (UCLA)
Defenders: Christen Westphal (Florida), Caroline Dwyer (Penn), Jade Seabrook (Navy)
Midfielders: Cari Roccaro (Notre Dame), Sam Mewis (UCLA), Danielle Colaprico (Virginia), Havana Solaun (Florida)
Forwards: Margaret Purce (Harvard), Arin Gilliland (Kentucky), Jannelle Flaws (Illinois)
Goalkeeper: Abby Smith (Texas)
Defenders: Taylor Leach (South Carolina), Kristin Grubka (Florida State), Emily Sonnett (Virginia)
Midfielders: Morgan Andrews (Notre Dame), Jessie Ayers (Colorado College), Ashley Meier (Virginia Tech), Rose Lavelle (Wisconsin)
Forwards: Hannah Wilkinson (Tennessee), Shea Groom (Texas A&M), Sofia Huerta (Santa Clara)
Goalkeeper: Darien Dunham (Boston College)
Defenders: Morgan Reid (Duke), Michaela Abam (West Virginia), Indigo Gibson (California)
Midfielders: Andi Sullivan (Stanford), Sofia Anker-Kofoed (Washington State), Carlyn Baldwin (Tennessee), Rachel Corboz (Georgetown)
Forwards: Megan Buckingham (North Carolina), Imani Dorsey (Duke), Jorian Baucom (LSU)