Top Matchups

Oct. 12 -- 7:30 p.m. ET: No. 5 Johns Hopkins Blue Jays at No. 11 College of New Jersey Lions (DIII)


Oct. 13 -- 7 p.m. ET: No. 3 Duke Blue Devils at No. 10 North Carolina Tar Heels (DI)


Oct. 15 -- 1 p.m. ET: No. 7 Saint Rose Golden Knights at No. 18 Merrimack Warriors (DII)


Oct. 16 -- 1 p.m. ET: No. 4 Wake Forest Demon Deacons at No. 10 North Carolina Tar Heels (DI)


Oct. 16 -- 1 p.m. ET: No. 9 Boston College Eagles at No. 17 Florida State Seminoles (DI)

Watch Them Now

9 Laura Cole
Pepperdine (Division I)

Key Notes: Cole, recognized as this week's West Coast Conference Player of the Week, netted the lone goal in a 1-0 victory against San Diego on Oct. 6, and followed with an assist in a 1-0 win at BYU on Oct. 8 as the Waves remain undefeated at 10-0-4 (2-0 in conference play). She has four goals on the season. The 2-0 start for the Waves marks the first time since 2003 that the team has started conference play undefeated.

Other Players to Watch
Division I: Melissa Henderson, Notre Dame (Sr., F); Teresa Noyola, Stanford (Sr., MF); Kristen Mewis, Boston College (Jr., MF).

Division II: Carley Work, California (Pa.) (Jr., F); Julia Hansson, Bridgeport (So., GK); Amanda Mason, Northern Kentucky (Sr., MF).

Division III: Erica Suter, Johns Hopkins (Sr., MF); Kaele Leonard, Emory (Jr., GK); Chelsea Frye, Wartburg (Sr., F).

Keep Your Eyes on This

Division I: Marquette’s Natalie Kulla has 40 career shutouts and Boston College's Jillian Mastroianni has 41. The national record stands at 44, set by former Rutgers keeper Erin Guthrie.

• Division I: La Salle's Melissa Sanger saw her shutout streak come to an end on Oct. 7 in a 2-1 overtime victory against Dayton. Her final streak was 1,074 minutes and 44 seconds, which is fifth all-time in NCAA history. 

Division I: ACC Player of the Week Courtney Jones of North Carolina was also named the National Player of the Week by Soccer America. Jones led the ninth-ranked Tar Heels to two conference road victories at No. 10 Florida State and Miami. North Carolina has two top-five matchups slated for the weekend.

Division I: Both Duke (12-1-1) and Wake Forest (11-1-1) continue to post their best starts in school history.

• Division I: Stanford remains the top-ranked team in the country for the fifth consecutive week after upending USC and then-No. 3 UCLA last weekend. The sweep also brought head coach Paul Ratcliffe his 200th and 201st career coaching victories. 

• Division II: Abilene Christian, currently ranked No. 2 nationally, earned two wins this last week by matching 1-0 scores with both goals punched in by Andrea Carpenter off assists from Lyndsey Womack. The pair of game-winning goals gave Carpenter a share of the national lead at six with Brittany Henry of Minnesota State-Mankato. Carpenter's 11 goals also rank eighth nationally and her 25 points are 11th among all DII players.

• Division III: Johns Hopkins freshman Hannah Kronick was tabbed as the ECAC South Region Offensive Player of the Week after her stellar play while leading the Blue Jays to another 2-0 week. Kronick currently holds the second-longest point scoring and goal scoring streaks in school history with 10 consecutive games with a point and six with a goal.