FCD College Round-up: Nov. 9, 2012
The FC Dallas Player Development system continues to provide college programs around the country with players that have refined their skills through the FC Dallas Youth program. The FCD College Round-up is our bi-weekly series that will keep track of a select number of former FCDY players and monitor their progress through the college soccer ranks.
Baylor University (17-1-4) – Natalie Huggins (Sophomore Forward)
Baylor stretched its undefeated streak to 18 games and into the post season after beating TCU 2-0 in the regular season finale and winning three straight in the Big 12 Championship tournament. The Bears beat Oklahoma State 3-0 in the tourney opener and then edged Texas Tech 2-1 before meeting TCU again in the final. Baylor won that match 4-1 to claim the Big 12 Championship and advance to the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship tournament. Huggins hasn't seen playing time in any of Baylor's last four matches.
Duke University (8-8-2) – Jack Coleman (Sophomore Midfielder)
Duke finished out the regular season on a four game unbeaten streak after beating Virginia Tech 2-0, drawing Elon 0-0 and topping SIU Edwardsville 2-0. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, they were eliminated in the first round quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament by North Carolina, 1-0. Coleman started each of Duke's last four matches.
Florida Gulf Coast University (9-5-2) – Aaron Guillen (Freshman Defender)
Florida Gulf Coast University has won six straight games while posting shutouts in its last three after beating ETSU 1-0, Stetson 2-0 and Mercer 1-0 in the regular season finale. Guillen started in all three of those matches for the Eagles.
Furman University (16-3-3) – Holly Reilly (Sophomore Goalkeeper)
The Furman Women’s soccer team advanced to the Southern Conference Championship by beating Davidson 3-2 and College of Charleston 2-1. In the final the Paladins played Georgia Southern to a scoreless draw before conceding the chamionship in penalty kicks. Reilly didn't see action in any of Furman's final three matches.
Hardin-Simmons University (17-0-1) – Eliza Keegan (Sophomore Forward)
The Hardin-Simmons Cowgirls continued their undefeated season and have now won 16 straight after beating Mary Hardin-Baylor and Concordia by identical 4-0 scores to end the regular season. HSU then stretched its shutout streak to five games after beating UTD 2-0 and UT-Tyler 4-0 to win the ASC Championship and advance Division III Championship tournament. Keegan played in all four of those matches and tallied an assist in the win over Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Harvard University (3-10-3) – Mark Ashby (Freshman Defender)
Harvard lost to Dartmouth 3-1 and Columbia 1-0 before beating Holy Cross 2-0 in the final home game of the season on Tuesday. Ashby continues to be a regular in The Crimson defense, starting the last three matches to bring his start total to 15 on the season.
Iowa State University (10-10-0) – Lindsay Frank (Sophomore Defender)
Iowa State closed out the regular season with a 3-0 loss to Oklahoma. Frank missed her first game of 2012 for the Cyclones in the season finale against OU.
McNeese State University (8-10-2) – Tori Lasiter (Sophomore Midfielder), Haley Lyons (Sophomore Forward), Krista Steinbeiser (Sophomore Midfielder), Jordan Leinweaver (Senior Defender), Megan Rogers (Senior Midfielder)
The McNeese State Cowgirls lost their final match of the regular season by a score of 2-0 to Sam Houston State before getting knocked out of the Southland Conference Championship tournament in the first round by Southeastern Louisiana University 2-0. Lasiter saw action off the bench in both of those games; Lyons started both matches; Steinbeiser saw substitute minutes in both games; Leinweaver was unused in the final two matches; and Rogers started against Sam Houston and came in off the bench against Southeastern Louisiana.
Old Dominion University (11-3-2) – Skylar Hagan (Sophomore Midfielder)
Old Dominion University finished the regular season with a 1-0 loss to Hofstra and a 1-0 win over Northeastern. Hagan started every game for the Monarchs in 2012.
Southern Methodist University (10-4-3) – Chris Figueroa (Sophomore Midfielder), Jaime Ibarra (Junior Goalkeeper)
SMU beat Marshall 1-0 in overtime before dropping a 2-1 result to Memphis in the final game of the regular season. Ibarra has played every game for the Mustangs. Figueroa hasn't seen any action this season.
University of Arkansas (9-10-1) – Allie Tripp (Sophomore Defender)
The Razorbacks dropped a 3-2 result to LSU in the final game of the regular season before getting knocked out of the SEC Tournament by South Carolina in the first round thanks to a 3-2 overtime loss. Tripp started started both of those matches for Arkansas and tallied an assist in the loss to LSU.
University of Maryland (15-1-2) – London Woodberry (Senior Defender), Mikey Ambrose (Freshman Defender)
Maryland's unbeaten streak reached 16 games after the side played Clemson to a 2-2 draw before losing the final game of the regular season in shocking fashion to Wake Forest, 4-2. The Terps bounced back from the loss with a 2-1 win over Virginia Tech in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Ambrose has started every match for the Terps this year, tallying assists in the wins over Clemson and Virginia Tech. Woodberry started the final two games of the regular season before sitting out the first postseason match due to a red card suspension.
University of New Mexico (16-3-0) – Nick Rochowski (Freshman Defender)
New Mexico closed out the regular season on a six game shutout streak after beating San Jose State 1-0, Seattle 3-0 and Houston Baptist 6-0. Rochowski hasn't seen any minutes this season.
University of North Carolina (15-2-1) – Boyd Okwuonu (Sophomore Defender), Danny Garcia (Freshman Midfielder)
North Carolina is on a four game shutout streak after beating NC State 2-0 and Boston College 4-0 to conclude the regular season. They beat Duke 1-0 in the opening round of the ACC Tournament. Garcia has started and scored a goal in each of the last three games. Okwuonu olayed the full 90 in each of the last three matches.
University of North Texas (16-4-2) – Michelle Young (Senior Forward)
UNT won three straight games by identical 1-0 scores over Florida Atlantic, Western Kentucky and Florida International to claim the Sun Belt Conference Championship. Young has played in every game for the Mean Green this season.
University of South Carolina (5-11-2) – Bradlee Baladez (Sophomore, Midfielder/Forward)
South Carolina finished a forgettable 2012 season on a positive note after dropping a 3-1 result to Wake Forest by beating Kentucky 1-0. Baladez started every game for the Gamecocks and scoring the game-winner over Kentucky.