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NCAA 2021 Women’s Soccer College Cup: Teams to Watch

Women’s College Soccer Tournament

The 2021 NCAA DI women’s soccer tournament kicks off today.

Of the 32 first round games, 15 are set for Friday. Three of the four top seeds are in action today: Duke, Florida State and Virginia. The fourth top seed, Rutgers, plays on Saturday. 

The 2021-22 NCAA Division I women’s College Cup is set to take place December 3-5, 2021 in Santa Clara, California, comprised of two semi-finals leading to the final match. 

On Monday, November 8, the 64 team playoff bracket was revealed. 

Here are our top 5 teams to watch:

5 Teams to Watch in the NCAA Championship

1. Florida State University Women’s Soccer

Florida State was selected as the No. 1 overall seed in the 2021 NCAA Tournament after finishing the season 16-1-2 and earning their 8th ACC Tournament Championship. Florida State hosts South Alabama on Friday, November 12 at 6 pm for the first round. This is the 10th time in school history the Seminoles have been named a No. 1 seed and the fourth straight season. It is also the 17th straight season and 18th time overall that Florida State received a national seed to the NCAA Tournament. Florida State Senior, Clara Robbins was named the ACC Tournament MVP for the second straight year and she was joined by Maria Alagoa, Emily Madril, Lauren Flynn and Goalkeeper Cristina Roque on the All-Tournament Team.

2. Virginia Women’s Soccer

The Virginia women’s soccer team (16-2-2) is a No. 1 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament and will host High Point in a first-round matchup at 6 p.m. on Friday Nov. 12. The Cavaliers enter the tournament having won the ACC regular-season title for the third time in program history and advanced to the finals at the ACC Championship for the eighth time in program history. Virginia also tied a program record with seven players named to All-ACC teams, including Offensive Player of the Year Diana Ordoñez. 

3. Arkansas Women’s Soccer

Arkansas Women’s soccer was awarded a two seed in the NCAA Tournament, its highest in Program history. The Razorbacks will host Northwestern State on Friday Nov. 12 at 6:30 pm CT. This is the first matchup for the two teams. Arkansas secured their third straight SEC regular season title and appeared in their sixth straight SEC Tournament final.  Razorbacks top players to watch, Bryana Hunter, Parker Goins, Anna Podojil and Taylor Malham all earned all-league honors for the third straight year.

4. Duke Women’s Soccer

The Duke women’s soccer team earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last 11 years and will host Old Dominion in the opening round on Friday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. Duke earned the top seed in its region after putting together a 13-3-1 overall record and 7-2-1 mark in ACC play. The Blue Devils picked up several key victories this season over tournament top seeds Arkansas, North Carolina, Wake Forest, and Florida State (the tournament’s overall No. 1 seed). One of Duke’s players to watch, Michelle Cooper, was named ACC Freshman of the Year.

5. TCU Women’s Soccer

The TCU women’s soccer team earned the Big 12’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, marking their sixth straight appearance in the tournament. The Horned Frogs will host the first round for only the third time in program history. TCU will face Prairie View A&M Friday night at 7 p.m. TCU is 17-2-2 on the season and ranked as high as No. 5 in the national polls. TCU won the Big 12 regular season title with a 7-1-1 league record. The Frogs defeated Texas in the Big 12 Tournament championship game to take home its first-ever tournament title. Goalkeeper Lauren Kellett and Senior Defender Brandi Peterson headlined the group of 10 TCU player’s to receive Big 12 All-Conference awards.

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