Top Matchups

Sept. 2 -- 7 p.m. ET: No. 11 Marquette Golden Eagles at No. 7 Florida State Seminoles


Sept. 3 -- 10 p.m. ET: No. 2 UC San Diego Tritons at No. 10 Seattle Pacific Falcons


Sept. 3 -- 8 p.m. ET: No. 1 Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls at No. 10 Trinity (Texas) Tigers


Sept. 4 -- 6 p.m. ET: No. 1 North Carolina Tar Heels at No. 18 Ohio State Buckeyes 


Sept. 7 -- 7 p.m. ET: No. 9 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at No. 2 Messiah Falcons

Watch Them Now

16 Katie Kuykendall
Hardin-Simmons (Division III)

Key Notes: Kuykendall, a 2010 All-American, set a school and American Southwest Conference (ASC) record last season with 24 assists. She also netted 10 goals on the season. Kuykendall, who was named preseason ASC Player of the Year, will move from midfield to the forward spot that was occupied by her All-American sister, Amy. She scored two goals off of corner kicks in the Cowgirls' 2010 national title 2-1 win against Messiah.

Other Players to Watch
Division I: Oklahoma State's Adrianna Franch (Jr., GK); Ohio State's Paige Maxwell (Jr., F); Marquette's Kerry McBride (Sr., D); Portland's Danielle Foxhoven (Sr., F).

Division II: Saint Rose's Christina Cuffari (Sr., M); West Chester's Lyndsie Bernardini (Jr. GK); Florida Tech's Paula Lillsjo (Sr., M). 

Division III: Trinity's (Texas) Abby Loar (Sr., F); Emory's Lauren Gorodetsky (So., D); Messiah's Alexandra Brandt (So., M).

Keep Your Eyes on This

• In the Big 12, Iowa State is the only team to hold its opponents scoreless in every match this year. ISU goalie Maddie Jobe leads the league with 16 saves and has more than 550 consecutive minutes in goal without allowing a score.

• Saint Rose, ranked No. 3 in the preseason NSCAA Coaches' Poll, graduated three first-team All-Americans and one third-team All-American from 2010. The squad still returns one All-American (third team) in senior midfielder Christina Cuffari. 

• Three ACC teams (North Carolina, Maryland and Duke) are featured in the top five of the latest NSCAA Coaches' Poll. There are a total of eight teams in the top 25 from the ACC.