In five things you need to know about soccer, Graham Hays looks at schools such as Valparaiso and Stephen F. Austin that went undefeated in league play but still must navigate treacherous conference tournaments to earn a spot in the NCAA tourney.
Nov 3 2:01 PM ET | By Graham Hays
Penn State senior defender Kori Chapic took care of things on the offensive end as well in two wins to help the Nittany Lions reclaim the Big Ten title and earned our weekly honor.
Oct 29 10:34 AM ET | By Graham Hays
Florida State and North Carolina fought to a draw atop the ACC, BYU continued to look scary and Portland's NCAA chances came to a sad ending, as Graham Hays recounts in five things you need to know about soccer.
Oct 27 2:43 PM ET | By Graham Hays
Don't be surprised that Morgan Brian has already made herself at home on the U.S. women's national team while still in college at Virginia. She's always been far ahead of the game.
Oct 24 12:38 PM ET | By Graham Hays
Healthy at long last, West Virginia's Kate Schwindel scored three goals in two victories that kept the Mountaineers in control of the Big 12 to earn our weekly honor.
Oct 22 2:56 PM ET | By Graham Hays
South Carolina pulled off a big upset of Florida, but goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo avoiding a major injury might have been the bigger win for the Gamecocks, as Graham Hays details in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.
Oct 20 4:13 PM ET | By Graham Hays
Last November, Elon University's Nicole Dennion was named conference player of the year. Two months later, she was diagnosed with bone cancer that she's been battling since. But she's circling the days until she can get back with her team. And she will.
Oct 17 12:24 PM ET | By Graham Hays
After recording a hat trick in a 3-0 win against Portland and an assist in a win against Gonzaga, both teams previously unbeaten in WCC play, BYU sophomore forward Ashley Hatch nabbed our weekly honor.
Oct 15 1:44 PM ET | By Graham Hays
UCLA is still the team to beat in the NCAA, but Rutgers made the most noise over the weekend. Graham Hays details the Scarlet Knights' upset over perennial power Penn State in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.
Oct 13 11:52 AM ET | By Graham Hays
After scoring four goals in two victories that kept Michigan within a game of Penn State at the top of the Big Ten, sophomore Nicky Waldeck nabbed our weekly honor.
Oct 8 11:39 AM ET | By Graham Hays
No Morgan Brian for the rest of October? No problem for Virginia, which has found a way to win while its star helps the U.S. national team. Graham Hays details the Cavaliers' game plan in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.
Oct 6 1:10 PM ET | By Graham Hays
After losing her mother to cancer, it was a question whether Kentucky's Arin Gilliland would ever take the soccer field again. But after some reflection, she realized it was the only thing her mom would have wanted. And she has seen the signs to prove it.
Oct 3 4:22 PM ET | By Graham Hays
Notre Dame has become almost impossible to score against on the road (ask No. 2 Virginia Tech), and a main reason is junior defender Katie Naughton, who nabbed our weekly honor.
Oct 1 1:29 PM ET | By Graham Hays
Oklahoma investigators have not concluded whether a truck driver's inattention was the cause of a highway collision that killed four members of a Texas community college women's softball team.
Sep 29 6:28 PM ET
A tractor-trailer crossed a southern Oklahoma highway median and plowed into the side of a Texas college softball team's bus, killing four women on the team and injuring more than a dozen others, authorities said.
Sep 27 6:44 PM ET
When Florida State and Virginia meet on Sunday, former high-scoring players like the Seminoles' Kristin Grubka and the Cavaliers' Emily Sonnett, who have transitioned to the back line, could hold the key to the game.
Sep 26 9:22 AM ET | By Graham Hays
After scoring all five goals in wins against Indiana and Purdue to help Illinois match its best-ever start through 10 games, fifth-year senior Jannelle Flaws nabbed our weekly honor.
Sep 24 11:09 AM ET | By Graham Hays
Florida State celebrated an international homecoming week and Cal Poly's Elise Krieghoff put on a five-star scoring display. Meanwhile, Rutgers showed it will be a pain to play in the Big Ten.
Sep 22 3:42 PM ET | By Graham Hays
After scoring two game-winning goals to keep to keep No. 7 Texas Tech unbeaten, junior forward Janine Beckie nabbed our weekly honor.
Sep 17 1:19 AM ET | By Graham Hays
Stanford still hasn't allowed a goal, while Virginia continues to roll without its star. Graham Hays details their winning ways in this week's five things you need to know about soccer.
Sep 15 2:52 PM ET | By Graham Hays
No other women's soccer program can match the culture at the University of Portland, but the days of the small-conference Pilots competing for national championships may be receding into the past.
Sep 12 3:01 PM ET | By Graham Hays
An ex-Clemson women's soccer player has sued Tigers coach Eddie Radwanski, his assistants and several former teammates for a 2011 hazing ritual in which she says she was blindfolded and ran into a brick wall at the team's playing field.
Sep 11 2:02 PM ET
U.S. Olympian Amanda Kessel will not play for the Minnesota Gophers this season due to concussion symptoms that came as a result of injuries she sustained with the U.S. women's national team.
Sep 10 3:24 PM ET
Midfielder Kinley McNicoll's apparently caffeine-fueled scoring binge in the Pacific Northwest helped undefeated Wisconsin establish itself as a Big Ten contender.
Sep 10 11:56 AM ET | By Graham Hays
Don't worry about a College Cup hangover for Virginia Tech. The year after the Hokies' breakthrough, they are scoring too many goals and having too much fun for that.
Sep 8 1:41 PM ET | By Graham Hays