The California schools had a miserable NCAA tournament run a year ago. But this is 2009, and there are teams aplenty that have the makeup to win a national championship.
While most of the attention will be focused on big-name programs, keep on eye on small-program sleepers like Loyola College and Daytona, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
With the 2009 college season nearing kickoff, defending champion Maryland still looks like the cream of the crop, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
Maryland's Taylor Kemp is one of a group of incoming freshman to keep an eye on during the 2009 season, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
After it destroyed South Florida, another Wake Forest triumph in the College Cup looks inevitable, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
With the regular season wrapping up, Maria Burns Ortiz takes a look at the story lines in men's college soccer.
The ACC remains the dominant force in men's college soccer. Maria Burns Ortiz gives us an overview of the conferences.
With the men's college season set to get under way, Maria Burns Ortiz looks at the story lines to follow.
It's a slow time of year for college soccer, so Maria Burns Ortiz took a little time out to answer questions from her mailbag.
Evan Barnes wasn't about to let a little thing like a near-fatal car crash end his dreams of a college soccer career, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
O'Brian White may have won the M.A.C. Hermann trophy, but the junior still has unfinished business in college, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
The parity in men's college soccer is paramount. First round results in the NCAA tourney reflect that, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
With a little more than a month left in the regular season, Maria Burns Ortiz looks at who's hot and who's in men's college soccer.
The men's soccer NCAA tournament has seen some minor upsets, but for the most part the traditional powers have reached the Sweet Sixteen, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
On the cusp of this year's men's College Cup, Akron has to be considered the favorite. But don't overlook a hardened Maryland team or locals North Carolina and Wake Forest, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.
Looking for a dark horse for the NCAA title? Look no further than the undefeated Loyola College Greyhounds, writes Maria Burns Ortiz.