Many colleges are not hiring as many female coaches to lead their women's sports teams, according to a recent report published this week by the University of Minnesota's Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport.
Katie Lou Samuelson helped Mater Dei avoid a first-round upset, Bianca Cuevas guided Nazareth to a come-from-behind win, and Ayanna Clark came up big for Long Beach Poly on Day 1 at the Nike Tournament of Champions.
Forward Mia Hamm and defender Joy Fawcett were unanimous selections for the U.S. Soccer Federation's All-Time Women's National Team Best XI as part of the governing body's 100th anniversary celebration.
Undersized underdog Wisconsin, which has more losses than the other three remaining teams combined, will try to impose its grind-it-out style of play on top-seeded Texas in Thursday night's national semifinal.
The top-seeded Longhorns were on a 23-match winning streak going into Thursday's semifinal. That's when they ran into the Badgers who stopped them cold with a dominant 3-1 win to advance to the national championship.