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Soccer: NCAA – Hey, All Those Other Conferences – Projections, Part II
by All White Kit
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:52pm

* = Projected NCAA Tournament Team Missouri Valley *1. Illinois State – 43 2. Loyola (Ill.) – 24 3. Evansville – 22 4. Missouri State – 19 5. Indiana State – 16 6. Drake – 15 7. Northern Iowa – 10 As is usually...more

NCAA – Famous Last Words (2014 Edition) – NCAA Field Projection + College Cup Picks
by All White Kit
posted August 22, 2014 at 3:56pm

List by conference and a cluster of the teams that just missed out after the jump. Here Are Some Nice Parting Gifts (One and Done) – Hartford, Florida Gulf Coast, DePaul, Marquette, Butler, Texas, Memphis, UConn, Portland State, Liberty, Minnesota,...more

NCAA – AWK’s 2014 Big XII Preview
by All White Kit
posted August 20, 2014 at 1:15pm

Systemized League Projection *1. West Virginia – 45 *2. Texas Tech – 31 *3. Oklahoma State – 28 *4. Texas – 27 5. Kansas – 17 6. TCU – 16 7. Oklahoma – 11 8. Baylor – 10 9. Iowa State – 6 * = Project...more

NCAA – AWK’s 2014 Atlantic 10 Preview
by All White Kit
posted August 14, 2014 at 10:21pm

Systemized League Projection *1. La Salle – 31 2. Dayton – 24 3. VCU – 17 4. UMass – 15 5. Duquesne – 13 6. Saint Bonaventure – 12 7. Rhode Island – 11 8. George Washington – 11 9. Saint Louis – 11 10...more

NCAA – AWK’s 2014 Big West Preview
by All White Kit
posted August 12, 2014 at 3:21pm

Systemized League Projection *1. Long Beach State – 29 *2. Cal Poly – 27 3. UC Irvine – 26 4. Hawaii – 25 5. Cal State Fullerton – 18 6. UC Riverside – 18 7. UC Davis – 17 8. UC Santa Barbara – 14 9. Cal St...more

NCAA – 2014 AWK College Soccer Award Preseason Shortlists
by All White Kit
posted August 7, 2014 at 8:05pm

Here are the shorlists for the annual AWK College Soccer awards, given out each January before the Hermann Trophy announcement. All players for this shortlist must have played one season of DI soccer to be considered, though all players are considered for...more

NCAA – FINAL 2014 Recruiting Rankings – Top 100
by All White Kit
posted August 6, 2014 at 4:56pm

Err. Final-ish. There may be slight changes if there are some new unknown faces on clubs who haven’t released rosters yet. 1. Stanford PLAYER TO WATCH: Andi Sullivan – MF – FR 2. Penn State PLAYER TO WATCH: Maddie Elliston – MF...more

NCAA – Updated Class of 2015 Recruiting Rankings
by All White Kit
posted July 31, 2014 at 5:53pm

Teams ranked 26-50 after the jump. 1. Stanford 2. Penn State 3. North Carolina 4. Tennessee 5. Duke 6. Virginia 7. Notre Dame 8. UCLA 9. Boston College 10. Washington 11. Florida State 12. Michigan 13. BYU 14. Santa Clara 15. Wake Forest 16. Florida 17. ...more

NCAA – Updated Class of 2016 Recruiting Rankings
by All White Kit
posted July 29, 2014 at 3:06pm

Through this weekend’s last updated of the big recruiting spreadsheet. 1. North Carolina 2. UCLA 3. Duke 4. Virginia 5. Notre Dame 6. Stanford 7. Santa Clara 8. West Virginia 9. USC 10. Florida State 11. South Carolina 12. Rutgers 13. Washington 14...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank – How Do New Faces Fare?
by All White Kit
posted July 18, 2014 at 10:36pm

Forty-six schools made coaching changes between 2008 and 2010.  Of those schools, thirty-seven were replacing coaches who had been in their post for three or more seasons.  But how many of those schools made a change for the better in terms of r...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank – Lessons From The Recently Departed
by All White Kit
posted July 17, 2014 at 1:09pm

As a part of calculating CoachRank numbers, I also looked at the coaches that left their position after the 2013 season to see if there were any patterns that emerged in regards to those coaches who departed.  The results are below, but here are some...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank Adjusted Rankings – Trendwatch
by All White Kit
posted July 16, 2014 at 9:16pm

The totals for CoachRank only tell part of the story. You can get a clearer view of the big picture by examining some of the trends associated with the individual season scores that are averaged together to get the total CoachRank score. The following ar...more

NCAA – 2014 CoachRank Adjusted Rankings – By Conference
by All White Kit
posted July 15, 2014 at 9:00pm

An easier reference point for those just looking to compare coaches from a single conference. Further supplemental material coming throughout the week. AAC 23. 51.70 – Brooks Monaghan (Memphis) 63. 35.31 – Denise Schilte-Brown (South Florida...more

NCAA – CoachRank Adjusted Rankings & Quick FAQ (AKA Read Before Killing The Messenger)
by All White Kit
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:34pm

  (Again, read the damn FAQ below before asking questions and/or losing your mind. Supplemental content will appear throughout the week.) 1. 96.11 – Paul Ratcliffe (Stanford)2. 85.59 – Mark Krikorian (Florida State)3. 79.11 – Anso...more

NCAA – 2013 AWK College Soccer Award Winners
by All White Kit
posted January 28, 2014 at 3:54pm

Apologies with this being about two and a half weeks late, but my car accident obviously threw the timing of everything out of whack. Congratulations to all the winners. AWK Coach of the Year – AMANDA CROMWELL – UCLA (Fan Vote Winner: Cromwel...more

NWSL – 2014 Draft Review – Sky Blue FC – How Many Young Defenders Does A Team Need?
by All White Kit
posted January 22, 2014 at 9:01am

Sky Blue FC’s draft seemed pretty normal for about one round, when they made the obvious pick to add Maya Hayes to their frontline, a unit riddled with questions coming into the new season. The frontline still isn’t exactly the most consisten...more

NWSL – 2014 Draft Review – Houston Dash – More Attacking Options For League Newcomers
by All White Kit
posted January 20, 2014 at 10:52pm

It wasn’t quite nabbing two of the top four players in this draft class, but the Dash might still be doing backflips after grabbing two of the top eight despite that second pick coming in the second round. There’s a certain terror that has to...more

NWSL – 2014 Draft Review – Chicago Red Stars – A Steady Course
by All White Kit
posted January 20, 2014 at 10:45pm

It’s hard to screw up in a draft in which you’ve got two of the first four picks, and Chicago didn’t rock the boat early in that regard. A midfield with Lori Chalupny, Leslie Osborne, and now Julie Johnston and Vanessa DiBernardo looks ...more

NCAA Soccer – 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Award Finalists + Fan Vote Links
by All White Kit
posted January 6, 2014 at 7:06pm

Here are the finalists for the 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Awards. Fan vote poll right under. Fan vote closes Thursday morning, with winners announced soon after. Coach of the Year: Chugger Adair (Virginia Tech) Amanda Cromwell (UCLA) Steve Swanson (V...more

NCAA Soccer – 3rd Annual AWK College Soccer Award Semi-Finalists
by All White Kit
posted January 4, 2014 at 5:52pm

(Note to coaches: If you received a ballot but haven’t sent it in yet, you can still do so, but only votes towards semi-finalists will count in the final tally.) Top twelve vote getters + ties in each category are semi-finalists. Coach of The Year...more

Is It Worth It: Her Choice
by SportyEsquire
posted December 12, 2013 at 9:02pm

Last week, I published the first of part of this two-part series on the utility of women’s sports programs in college.  In part I, I reached the conclusion that, for the institutions, the value in women’s sports, in the form of institut...more

NCAA Soccer – A Retrospective – UCLA: The Golden Age
by All White Kit
posted December 10, 2013 at 8:56pm

  On February 1, 2011 or thereabouts, a group of young soccer players put pen to paper with UCLA, with the Bruins inking what looked to be, on paper, one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time. It’s easy to forget that these players w...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup Final – Not-So-Live Diary – UCLA vs Florida State
by All White Kit
posted December 9, 2013 at 8:57am

  Starting lineups as expected. Rainy and cold. Hopefully the weather doesn’t turn this one into a mess. 1′ – Not a minute in and Pickett coughs it up in a dangerous position that lets UCLA break into space before a deflected sh...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup – Not-So-Live Diary – Florida State vs Virginia Tech
by All White Kit
posted December 7, 2013 at 11:53pm

  2′ – Wys lets a cross through her fingers right off the bat. I hope that’s not an ominous sign. 2′ – Kallman gets caught ball watching, letting Reeves slip behind her, but Wys slides out to snuff it out. 5′ &nd...more

NCAA Soccer College Cup – Not-So-Live Diary – Virginia vs UCLA
by All White Kit
posted December 7, 2013 at 11:44pm

  Don’t you just love it when you set an hour overrrun except your DVR DOESN’T RECORD THE OVERRUN, MAKING YOU GO BACK TO ESPN3?!?! I REALLY LOVE THAT. Ahem. UCLA coming out in the 4-2-3-1, with Smith trying to push Menchel back or take...more

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