Women's Columns

November 7, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 10 CNU makes it three straight. Centre stays perfect, now has chance to prove itself. Lions roar again in the NJAC. Hornets sting the Marlins. Eagles crash, but still dance. Profs heading to Baltimore. Emory earns its way in!
November 6, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 10 Final NCAA Regional Rankings are out!!!; Players of the Week (Week 9); conference tournament recaps; Cowgirls host “tournament of champions” in NCAA Round 1 and 2 pod.
November 6, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 10 Nine dancing in the region. Falcons get revenge. Garnet make a statement. Hopkins folds, but still host. Royals fall, but still dance. Knights hold breath, but still breathing. Lions in, but face a tough draw. IT’S TOURNAMENT TIME!
November 6, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 10 Our columnist dusts off his old Rand McNally Road Atlas (Google it youngsters) and takes us on a journey across 11 states to cover tournament results in 15 conferences in three NCAA regions ...
October 29, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 9 Falcons and Knights battle to scoreless draw; Lions knock Royals from unbeaten ranks; Garnet save Senior Day; Cougars on offensive tear; Red Devils draw twice; Riverhawks earn two seed; Wolves and Lions go to fourth tiebreaker; win or go home time …
October 29, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 9 Toughest bid of any NCAA tournament; Eagles, Tommies, Duhawks rule the North; Bears best start in school history continues; Titans bounce back; Big Red and Stars finish strong after early stumbles; Panthers rally over Lions for title; Cardinals survive and thrive …
October 29, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 9 A trio atop the ODAC, Emory making a case in the UAA, Profs can’t tame Lions, Colonels blitzkrieg in the SAA, Marlins draw a pair. “PLAYOFFS? Don’t talk about - playoffs? You kiddin’ me? Playoffs?”
October 23, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 8 Several regular season champs crowned, conference playoff picture becoming clearer, ODAC still up for grabs, NJAC clash for the regular season title...
October 22, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 8 First NCAA Regional Rankings are out!!!; Players of the Week (Week 7); Comets flame out, Bearcats and Tigers tamed, no unbeatens remain in the West; big matches with titles, berths and seedings on the line upcoming this week …
October 22, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 8 Regional rankings are out, undefeated Royals have two close calls, PSU- Berks stalls at Keuka, Red Devils win thriller in O/T, River Hawks get hearts broken - twice.
October 22, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 8 500th win for the Thunder women and head coach Pete Felske; Bears have the best start in school history at 14-0-0; five of the seven longest winning streaks hail from this part of the country; tough week for the Titans; Dutch are flying; big week upcoming …
October 16, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 7 Drama in the ODAC. Don’t wear a hat to a CNU game in Newport News, VA, as you may lose it. Two undefeated teams fighting for a little respect. Emory makes some headway in the UAA.
October 15, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 7 With a predictable exception, the top spot in each conference is up for grabs with multiple contenders; tournament berths remain unsettled; the Comets remain unbeaten and are for real; a heart breaker for a former unbeaten...
October 15, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 7 Falcon defense still impenetrable; Greyhound on the pitch in Alvernia; Blue Jay “D” finally dented but “O” overcomes; Knights prevail over Lions in crunching contest; Royal milestone; Cougars attacking from all directions; “Junior Day” in Carlisle; goal scorers duel in Reading…
October 15, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 7 Regular season conference finishes are starting to clarify and as Chris writes in "Coming Wednesday: the rankings that matter", NCAA berths, both AQ and At Large are on the line; BJ reviews the latest state of play in the Midwest regions.
October 9, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 6 Lions record 25th straight regular season win; Hornets get stung; Colonels’ dominant defense; three match weeks as postponed contests resurface; Eagles comeback against No.5; falls just short; Pride record unblemished; matches with playoff seed implications upcoming in Week 7…
October 8, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 6 Cream rising to the top, challengers stepping up, spoilers ruining dreams. An unbeaten and an upstart both stumble; Falcon defense impenetrable; Blue Jays at home in the Centennial; the region that can’t shoot straight???; Lions and Cougars can though, River Hawks shutout streak…
October 8, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 6 Conference tables shaping up???; Tommie’s can’t get no respect; Thunder impress; a week of draws and near misses; Bears, Eagles and Panthers streaking; Mounties survive; Crusaders and Polar Bears heading for a show down…
October 4, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 5 The conferences races are taking shape at roughly the halfway mark for most in the West; Trinity Tigers reach a milestone; two unbeaten sides remain in the region, both on the West Coast...
October 2, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 5 Some exhausted keepers; Hornets – Captain’s rematch, “It’s déjà-vu all over again”; yet another non-conference match against a conference member; Eagles battle Bears with Maroons on deck, life in the UAA; Yogi again, “It ain't over till it's over” …
October 1, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 5 With conference play underway in earnest weather continues to play havoc and impact contests; plenty of offensive fireworks this week; but some defenses impressing also; some highlight individual stat lines; a few upsets recorded …
October 1, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 5 The Thunder have a great week; the Flying Dutch keep gaining altitude; a few upsets but in general the rich get richer; Lions, Bears (Polar too), Panthers, Eagles rolling (no Tigers?); a shout out to some under the radar teams ..
September 25, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 4 Conference play is underway with important rivalry games on the docket. Bragging rights are on the line but playoff seeding matters more; Centre and Christopher Newport stay unblemished; “Ones to Watch” is down to one; Emory heads west for a massive UAA opener…
September 24, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 4 Kessler sets the mark for career goals at Hardin-Simmons with 77 tallies and counting; Trinity looking dominant in the SCAC while the Cowgirls may have a challenger to their ASC dominance;out west the NWC and SCIAC remain wide open with no obvious front runners.
September 24, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 4 Non-conference play is winding down and featured some great matchups; Misericordia takes a two huge challenges; conference action is underway…
September 24, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 4 Conference play is underway in many areas; undefeated ranks continue to dwindle across the nation while four remain in the Central region including No.'s 2, 3 and 6. Dominican, Loras and Wartburg among those bouncing back ...
September 18, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 3 Illinois Wesleyan with two straight weeks of dramatic comeback wins; Washington U. Bears on a major roll; a great contest in Chicago; the ranks of undefeated teams are rapidly thinning out …
September 18, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 3 A lot of great games this week, but also many postponed due to Hurricane Florence, some, with conference implications, will have to be made up. We have a look at action involving the top teams in Week 3 and upcoming next week.
September 17, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 3 The ranks of the undefeated are winnowed down; conference Players of the Week from week 2 noted; featured contests past, present and future are highlighted ...
September 17, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 3 Several high-profile matches this week that will certainly influence national and regional rankings. We’re beginning to see which teams will be making their mark on the 2018 season. Conference play also began for some …
September 15, 2018 My Peter Pan Lifestyle - Pt 1 Hannah Lichtenstein is a recent Swarthmore graduate. She, of course, is a responsible young adult with a degree from a highly regarded institution and to the delight of her family she headed off to graduate school. Also, after a lifetime on the pitch she was ready to move on. Oh wait! ..
September 12, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 2 We continue this week covering the teams that finished last season ranked in the region and make a very deserving addition to the group.  Early season always features interesting contests before heading into conference play ..
September 11, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 2 A massive contest between national heavyweights Hardin-Simmons and Trinity (Texas); conference Players of the Week from week 1; highlight contests past and future are highlighted ...
September 11, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 2 Who are the “contenders” and who are the “pretenders” in the region? The second week of the regular season saw some huge games with national ranking implications that may provide some clues ....
September 10, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 2 Week 2 is in the books. Our intrepid columnist takes us on a journey around the great Mid-West
September 3, 2018 How the West was Won - Week 1 Our third of four, new column's covering women's D-III soccer action. And our first time venturing past the Mississippi to cover the West region. Several cross region contests featuring top teams to open the season.
September 3, 2018 Mid-Atlantic Review, Week 1 We are starting coverage of the women’s side in the Mid-Atlantic region (and several others). Spread the news! As usual, Labor Day weekend featured several great contests.
September 3, 2018 Midwest News & Roundup - Week 1 Our fourth and final column covering women's D-III soccer. Opening weekend saw plenty of action across the Midwest. We review play of top teams from the Great Lakes region along with Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin!
September 3, 2018 South Atlantic Week in Review- Week 1 Here’s the second of our new columns covering women’s DIII soccer. Past visitors know that we have been nearly invisible with content about the distaff side. Let folks know we have stepped up our game. Opening weekend was full of great soccer.


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