Natalie Achonwa, diagnosed with a season-ending torn ACL on Tuesday, is a player and leader Notre Dame will struggle to replace as it prepares for its fourth straight Final Four and possible matchup with UConn.
The Terps could be a national contender this season with high-scoring Alyssa Thomas leading the way. But they'll need her playmaking skills, too, as the Terps try to fill a void at point guard.
A torn ACL forced Briann January to sit out most of last season. But as much as she missed playing, the Fever missed their top point guard, too.
From graduating three-fifths of its starters to losing Whitney Hand to a torn ACL, Oklahoma has never given up this season, and rode that will to San Antonio.
Two days after suffering a torn ACL last season, Caroline Doty could only sit and watch her Huskies play at the Dean Dome. On Monday, she helped lead UConn past a sold-out crowd at Duke.
Kansas junior Angel Goodrich is a big presence in a small package. But the tough, 5-foot-4 point guard's game got even bigger when she learned to trust and rely on her teammates.