Top 5 Women to Watch Out For 2017

By ICS Correspondant Andie Deutschle

With the 2017 College Soccer just a few days away, there are certain players that can either make or break their team this year. While they don’t quite have the weight of the world on their shoulders, they still have a big role to fill in their team- some stopping goals, assisting goals, and others scoring them. Here’s my list of the top five players to watch this season- if I’m right they’ll be doing some amazing things for their teams.

5) Bridgette Andrzejewski. This forward from the University of North Carolina has already made a name for herself as she prepares to enter her sophomore year. As a freshman, Andrzejewski started 21 games, finding the back of the net 9 times along with 2 assists, gaining 20 points. UNC describes her as “a rocket ship, her acceleration and speed is world class”- and it’s true. Anyone who has watched this player is more than aware of her fast pace and her ability to get behind the oppositions defense. She’ll be determined to be a regular starter this season, and if her freshman year is any indication of this year, I predict we’ll be seeing more of Andrzejewski.

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Why Santa Clara is Secretly Successful

While Santa Clara hasn’t won the NCAA Championship since 2001, they’ve been pumping out incredible soccer stars that go on to have amazing professional careers- some even winning Gold Medals and becoming World Cup Champions. They might not be the best at winning trophies, but to be fair, no one gives out trophies for producing soccer players that go on to be superstars, for not only professional teams, but for National Teams as well.

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3 Players That Could Help Win Stanford an NCAA Title

 

With the new college soccer season just around the corner, it’s time to take a closer look at some players that may just be the key for Stanford’s Women’s Soccer Team to win an NCAA title. After a disappointing 1-0 loss to Santa Clara in the NCAA championship third round last year, they’ll look to come back this season stronger and better. Although they won their 11th Pac-12 conference title last year, they’ll still be looking to come out powerful this season and win an NCAA championship- and here’s the 3 players that could help them reach the title they haven’t earned since 2011.

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College Soccer for Female Athletes: A Blessing and a Curse

Debut post from Andie Deutschle.

If you consider yourself a Women’s Soccer fan, you’re probably familiar with the big names of Christen Press, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, and Mallory Pugh. While all four of these women are outstanding players, gaining a chance to represent their country on the USWNT, they all earned their spot on the national team through different routes. Some played for college, others bypassed it, and some players forged to go overseas to get experience- but they all ended up in the same place. So what’s the deal with college soccer? Is it helping or hurting female athletes? Unfortunately, the answer isn’t as easy as a “yes” or a “no”.

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