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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

AWK: Lori Lindsey retires 12 years after turning professional
by All White Kit
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:53pm

Someday there should be a DC Women’s Soccer Hall of Fame, and Lori Lindsey should be in it. The Washington Freedom had a laudable tradition that I hope the Spirit eventually decide to emulate: they created a “Hall of Freedom”, an hon...more

AWK: DC-area AmWoSo 2014 summer in review
by All White Kit
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:33pm

Four of the year’s best players: Spirit Reserves’ Sam Lofton and Ashley Herndon battle Braddock Road’s Allie Wisner while Marisa Park looks on. (photo by Larry J. Clark) Power Rankings: 1. Washington Spirit Reserves 2. ASA Chesapeake...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

A quick look at NWSL playoff scenarios
by All White Kit
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:04pm

Here’s what I came with after some number-crunching (or whatever you’d call it). Corrections, additions, clarifications welcome: Washington: - Clinches third with a win against Sky Blue on Saturday. (38 points) - With a tie (36) or loss (35):...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Eighteen Preview – Mailing It In Edition
by All White Kit
posted August 9, 2014 at 4:26pm

I’m busy with college previews, so the final two rounds of fantasy previews are probably going to be shorter than usual. There’s just one week of double game teams left, this one, meaning putting up a big number this round could be huge if yo...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

NWSL: Undefeated homestand with two comeback wins puts Spirit on verge of playoff spot
by All White Kit
posted August 6, 2014 at 5:02pm

Yael Averbuch took a long time to make her presence felt, but when she finally did, it really counted. Go figure the Spirit. A couple of weeks ago with a golden chance for points against weaker teams, they went to Houston and played to an uninspired dr...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

NWSL – Fantasy Round Seventeen Preview
by All White Kit
posted August 2, 2014 at 1:55pm

There’re three rounds left in the fantasy season and limited time to make a move up the standings. Complicating matters is the rapidly evolving playoff picture that’s seen Seattle already wrap up the regular season title, leaving them nothing...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

Youth National Championships: Braddock Road U-18s Settle for Bronze
by All White Kit
posted July 28, 2014 at 7:49pm

The Braddock Road ’95 Elite poses with their bronze medals The Braddock Road 1995 team, competing this year in the U-18 division of the Youth Soccer National Championships, came up short in their goal of repeating their 2012 national championship...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Sixteen Preview
by All White Kit
posted July 25, 2014 at 5:11pm

Big round! Probably. Portland’s frontline lit opposing teams up, making anyone who went heavy with them a happy camper. Washington? Err, the only player to really establish themselves with a big round was Jodie Taylor. Neither side has a double...more

NCAA – List of Players Missing For The U20 Women’s World Cup
by All White Kit
posted July 25, 2014 at 4:12pm

From FIFA’s official list. Feel free to offer up a correction if you find something incorrect. Alabama -Noelle Sanz Boston College -McKenzie Meehan Clemson -Kailen Sheridan Dayton -Ashley Campbell Duke -Christina Gibbons -Rebecca Quinn Florida...more

Sports History Files: Germany’s stylish soccer renaissance
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 24, 2014 at 8:31pm

Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to ...more

WPSL: ASA Charge fall in tough match with CFC Passion
by All White Kit
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:48pm

Central defender Jennifer Gillette had a terrific performance in her final game, but it wasn’t enough. (file photo courtesy of Ken L. Harriford) The ASA Chesapeake Charge, top seeds in the WPSL’s Northeast Conference, were unable to muster ...more

Brazil and Back Again: Three Days at the 2014 World Cup
by Soccer Science
posted July 20, 2014 at 8:45pm

Three days was all I needed to find a window of opportunity to get to Brazil for World Cup 2014. The 12-hour flight down, and 24-hour trek home, were totally worth it as the experience of attending a World Cup game is just beyond comparison. On my first ...more

W-League: Spirit Reserves claim Northeastern Conference Championship
by All White Kit
posted July 20, 2014 at 9:21am

Ashley Herndon would tally a goal and three assists in the conference championship. (Photo by Larry J. Clark) A Braddock Road Stars Elite team missing four of its best players was no match for a Washington Spirit Reserves team nearly at full strength a...more

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