North Carolina's Anson Dorrance has arguably coached the best ever in Mia Hamm and Kristine Lilly, but he goes into Friday's College Cup semifinal feeling like the underdog against his "recruiting failures" that chose Stanford.
Goalkeeper Adelaide Gay was told she wouldn't play if she transferred to North Carolina. Luckily for the Tar Heels, she wouldn't be denied.
Wake Forest's strike force of Katie Stengel and Rachel Nuzzolese grabs the goals and the headlines but it's the Demon Deacons' supporting cast that has fueled their drive to the College Cup.
Elizabeth Tucker started the year as an unheralded recruit, but the Notre Dame freshman has had an immediate impact on the Irish, writes Graham Hays.
Hofstra has mined local talent and even resorted to creative recruiting to fill a few holes -- but the result is one of the top teams in the country.
Leslie Perez and Sophia Merrifield are just two of eight freshmen who represent the future of Yale soccer, writes Graham Hays.
Carla Overbeck inspired Sara Murphy's career. So it's only fitting that Overbeck is guiding her through college, writes Graham Hays.