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NCAA – 2013 AWK College Soccer Award Winners
by All White Kit
posted January 28, 2014 at 3:54pm

Apologies with this being about two and a half weeks late, but my car accident obviously threw the timing of everything out of whack. Congratulations to all the winners. AWK Coach of the Year – AMANDA CROMWELL – UCLA (Fan Vote Winner: Cromwel...more

NWSL – 2014 Draft Review – Sky Blue FC – How Many Young Defenders Does A Team Need?
by All White Kit
posted January 22, 2014 at 9:01am

Sky Blue FC’s draft seemed pretty normal for about one round, when they made the obvious pick to add Maya Hayes to their frontline, a unit riddled with questions coming into the new season. The frontline still isn’t exactly the most consisten...more

NWSL – 2014 Draft Review – Houston Dash – More Attacking Options For League Newcomers
by All White Kit
posted January 20, 2014 at 10:52pm

It wasn’t quite nabbing two of the top four players in this draft class, but the Dash might still be doing backflips after grabbing two of the top eight despite that second pick coming in the second round. There’s a certain terror that has to...more

NWSL – 2014 Draft Review – Chicago Red Stars – A Steady Course
by All White Kit
posted January 20, 2014 at 10:45pm

It’s hard to screw up in a draft in which you’ve got two of the first four picks, and Chicago didn’t rock the boat early in that regard. A midfield with Lori Chalupny, Leslie Osborne, and now Julie Johnston and Vanessa DiBernardo looks ...more

NCAA Soccer – 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Award Finalists + Fan Vote Links
by All White Kit
posted January 6, 2014 at 7:06pm

Here are the finalists for the 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Awards. Fan vote poll right under. Fan vote closes Thursday morning, with winners announced soon after. Coach of the Year: Chugger Adair (Virginia Tech) Amanda Cromwell (UCLA) Steve Swanson (V...more

NCAA Soccer – 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Award Semi-Finalists
by All White Kit
posted January 4, 2014 at 5:52pm

(Note to coaches: If you received a ballot but haven’t sent it in yet, you can still do so, but only votes towards semi-finalists will count in the final tally.) Top twelve vote getters + ties in each category are semi-finalists. Coach of The Year...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

NCAA Soccer – A Retrospective – UCLA: The Golden Age
by All White Kit
posted December 10, 2013 at 8:56pm

  On February 1, 2011 or thereabouts, a group of young soccer players put pen to paper with UCLA, with the Bruins inking what looked to be, on paper, one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time. It’s easy to forget that these players w...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup Final – Not-So-Live Diary – UCLA vs Florida State
by All White Kit
posted December 9, 2013 at 8:57am

  Starting lineups as expected. Rainy and cold. Hopefully the weather doesn’t turn this one into a mess. 1′ – Not a minute in and Pickett coughs it up in a dangerous position that lets UCLA break into space before a deflected sh...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup – Not-So-Live Diary – Florida State vs Virginia Tech
by All White Kit
posted December 7, 2013 at 11:53pm

  2′ – Wys lets a cross through her fingers right off the bat. I hope that’s not an ominous sign. 2′ – Kallman gets caught ball watching, letting Reeves slip behind her, but Wys slides out to snuff it out. 5′ &nd...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup – Not-So-Live Diary – Virginia vs UCLA
by All White Kit
posted December 7, 2013 at 11:44pm

  Don’t you just love it when you set an hour overrrun except your DVR DOESN’T RECORD THE OVERRUN, MAKING YOU GO BACK TO ESPN3?!?! I REALLY LOVE THAT. Ahem. UCLA coming out in the 4-2-3-1, with Smith trying to push Menchel back or take...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup Semi-Final Preview – Florida State vs Virginia Tech
by All White Kit
posted December 7, 2013 at 9:41am

  Florida State vs Virginia Tech The third time will be the charm for one of these sides, albeit in starkly different circumstances, come Friday evening.  Virginia Tech will be aiming for their first win over Florida State in three meetings th...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup Semi-Final Preview – Virginia vs UCLA
by All White Kit
posted December 6, 2013 at 9:29pm

    The Cavaliers have played fantasy football the whole season, while UCLA used pragmatic football to slay a pesky dragon last Saturday.  The styles will clash on Friday night in a blockbuster College Cup semi-final with numerous potenti...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – Elite Eight Review
by All White Kit
posted December 4, 2013 at 9:06am

  -First of all, it goes without saying that we’re hoping for a swift and complete recovery for UNC’s Katie Bowen. Bowen went down at the end of the first half of extra time and was hospitalized (and released later) with a concussion. ...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – Elite Eight Preview – (1) Florida State vs Boston College
by All White Kit
posted November 28, 2013 at 6:36pm

  (1) Florida State vs Boston College – Friday, 3:00 PM 1. Can Boston College Do THAT Again? For all the yammering about Boston College’s perceived inconsistency this season (and really beyond this season), they put up back-to-back bra...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – Sweet Sixteen Preview – Sunday’s For Showdowns [UPDATING]
by All White Kit
posted November 25, 2013 at 9:17am

  (3) Michigan vs Notre Dame – 1:00 PM To This Point: Michigan have been frighteningly efficient to this point.  They ran right over Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the opening round before easing past Illinois State on Friday night.  When ...more

NCAA soccer Tournament – Sweet Sixteen Preview – (1) Florida State vs Colorado
by All White Kit
posted November 23, 2013 at 8:53pm

  (1) Florida State vs Colorado – 12:00 PM To This Point One side’s completely lived up to expectations, while another has spent the past few weeks beating them at every turn.  Most expected Florida State to breeze their way throu...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – Second Round Matchups To Watch (Part Two)
by All White Kit
posted November 22, 2013 at 3:25pm

  Wake Forest’s Aubrey Bledsoe (GK) vs Penn State’s Goal Scoring Legion Let’s be real. If Wake Forest is to spring the upset on Friday, it sure ain’t gonna be with its offense, which struggled to create chances against a no...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – Second Round Matchups To Watch (Part One)
by All White Kit
posted November 21, 2013 at 3:02pm

  (Part Two, along with predictions for Friday’s matches coming late Thursday/early Friday) BYU’s Cloee Colohan and Rachel Manning (DMC) vs Colorado’s Darcy Jerman and Madison Krauser (MF) The steely heart of BYU’s game thi...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – First Round Review
by All White Kit
posted November 20, 2013 at 8:45am

  It was not a good weekend for the “big” little guy. The proverbial big fishes in little ponds got dynamited by power conference schools in most cases, and in UCF’s case, a Saint John’s (NY) club that might now reside in a ...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – First Round Preview – Wake Forest vs Morehead State
by All White Kit
posted November 16, 2013 at 7:10pm

  Saturday, 7:00 PM – Wake Forest vs Morehead State Battered but far from beaten, Wake Forest will try and send out their program changing senior class on a high this NCAA Tournament. The Demon Deacons have been ridiculously unlucky with inj...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – First Round Preview – (4) Santa Clara vs Cal
by All White Kit
posted November 16, 2013 at 9:31am

  Saturday, 4:00 PM – (4) Santa Clara vs Cal The meetings between these two at this time of year almost seem inevitable. Their last meeting in the NCAA Tournament, in 2011, ended with the fancied Broncos bowing out on penalties, endemic of t...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – First Round Preview – Washington State vs Illinois
by All White Kit
posted November 16, 2013 at 9:28am

  Saturday, 4:00 PM – Washington State vs Illinois Illinois will come into their first round matchup with Washington State likely feeling they’ve been given a new lease on life after having appeared to blow it late in the season. The I...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – First Round Preview – (4) Denver vs Colorado
by All White Kit
posted November 16, 2013 at 9:19am

  Saturday, 6:30 PM – (4) Denver vs Colorado Denver probably figured they were going to be hosting a derby in some fashion before the draw was announced last Monday, though they probably weren’t totally sure of whether they’d be s...more

NCAA Soccer Tournament – First Round Preview – (3) Michigan vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee
by All White Kit
posted November 16, 2013 at 8:23am

  Saturday, 7:00 PM – (3) Michigan vs Wisconsin-Milwaukee They haven’t quite hit the heights expected of them before the season, but Michigan enters the NCAA Tournament as another threat to finally make the big breakthrough and get to t...more

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