Portland midfielder Veronica Boquete, who honed her soccer skills in Spain, is perhaps the best playmaker in the NWSL and has Thorns FC still in the hunt for another pro women's soccer title.
The position of goalkeeper doesn't get much respect in women's soccer. Rutgers is changing that by having Erin Guthrie train with someone who's just as close to the net -- pro GK Karina LeBlanc.
At 5-foot-2, UConn senior defender Sarah MacIsaac is easy to overlook. So are the No. 16 Huskies. But records and rankings don't measure heart -- and that could be the difference in the NCAA Tournament.