Standouts like Brandi Chastain and Heather O'Reilly learned how to handle the big time in the NCAA tournament.
The Portland Pilots are a small, private school in Oregon, but they play a big game of winning women's soccer.
Perennial powers Notre Dame, Stanford and UNC start the season highly ranked, but upstarts UCLA and FSU should provide some competition.
The hottest star of the NCAA tournament has long wanted to play in the WNBA. In a few days, Gonzaga point guard Courtney Vandersloot will take a big step toward that goal.