Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
1. Notre Dame-Florida State women's semifinal preview
November 29th, 2006 5:15AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED


Soccer America continues its preview of this week's Men's and Women's College Cup semifinals. After yesterday's look at the North Carolina-UCLA game, we preview the second women's semifinal game on Friday in Cary, N.C., between top-ranked Notre Dame and Florida State. The Irish combine experience on defense with an explosive attack led by the nation's top two scorers, Kerri Hanks and Michele Weissenhofer. Florida State lost, 4-0, in last year's semifinals -- a defeat the Seminoles blame to nerves. They're back with a seasoned team led by six national team players. Here's a look at the probables with their stats (G-A-P).

NOTRE DAME (24-0-1)

GOALKEEPER
6 LAUREN KARAS (Jr., Flower Mound, Texas) 0.32 GAA
Ranks second in the country in goals-against average.
DEFENDERS
4 KIM LORENZEN (Sr., Naperville, Ill.) 0-1-1
Captain is oldest of four regulars from Naperville, former Chicago Fire home.
8 HALEY FORD (Fr., Midland, Texas) 0-1-1
Former Dallas Texans captain took over in middle for injured Carrie Dew.
12 ASHLEY JONES (Jr., Westlake Village, Calif.) 2-5-9
"Poster child" for student-athlete with 3.96 GPA in accounting.
18 CHRISTIE SHANER (Sr., Ambler, Pa.) 0-1-1
Left back played only 26 minutes in first three postseason games.
MIDFIELDERS
5 AMANDA CINALLI (Jr., Maple Heights, Ohio) 11-4-26
Moved from frontline in switch with Brittany Bock.
9 JEN BUCZKOWSKI (Sr., Elk Grove, Ill.) 1-13-15
Shares Irish record for consecutive games played (101).
24 JILL KRIVACEK (Sr., Geneva, Ill.) 4-6-14
Defensive midfielder has increased her range this year.
FORWARDS
2 KERRI HANKS (Soph., Allen, Texas) 22-20-64
On pace to become the seventh DI player to score 100 career goals.
10 BRITTANY BOCK (Soph., Naperville, Ill.) 11-6-28
Nearly half (11 of 23) of career goals have come on headers.
11 MICHELE WEISSENHOFER (Fr., Naperville, Ill.) 18-17 53
Second behind Hanks on national scoring charts.
KEY RESERVES
Amanda Clark (Fr., Naperville, Ill.) is another freshman to play a lot of minutes in pressure situations. Courtney Rosen (Fr., Brecksville, Ohio) is a key reserve in midfield. Forward Susan Pinnick (Soph., South Bend, Ind.) recovered from 2004 van crash with Carmel Commotion teammates to play for Irish.

  • Complete Notre Dame Roster

  • FLORIDA STATE (18-3-4)

    GOALKEEPER
    0 ALI MIMS (Sr., Ponte Vedra, Fla.) 0.59 GAA
    Sixth-year senior has 20 shutouts in her career.
    DEFENDERS
    5 SARAH WAGENFUHR (Soph., Colorado Springs, Colo.) 0-1-1
    Makes up for lack of size (only 5-foot-3) with good jumping ability.
    7 KATRIN SCHMIDT (Jr., Germany) 5-3-13
    Scored hat trick in postseason opener against Jacksonville.
    12 LIBBY GIANESKIS (Jr., Tarpon Springs, Fla.) 1-0-2
    Blossomed in middle of defense after summer in W-League.
    19 BECKY EDWARDS (Fr., Downingtown, Pa.) 1-8-10
    First collegiate goal won quarterfinal match against Clemson.
    MIDFIELDERS
    10 KELLY ROWLAND (Sr., Wallingford, Pa.) 5-3-13
    Former center back has 87 consecutive starts, an FSU record.
    14 KIRSTEN VAN DE VEN (Jr., Netherlands) 1-3-5
    Began her college career at Quinnipiac.
    18 MAMI YAMAGUCHI (Soph., Japan) 6-4-16
    Along with Schmidt, gives Noles big presence on left side.
    22 TOBY RANCK (Sr., Wayne, Pa.) 0-3-3
    Started 12 games in 2006; 14 in first three seasons.
    FORWARDS
    2 INDIA TROTTER (Sr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) 7-3-17
    Only player besides Rowland to start at '03 and '05 College Cups.
    8 SELIN KURALAY (Jr., Australia) 13-3-29
    Has assisted on game-winners in two postseason matches.
    KEY RESERVES
    Iraia Iturregi (Jr., Spain) started on the right side of midfield until injuring ankle in ACC Tournament. Onnie Trusty (Fr., Media, Pa.) saw increased playing time as she recovered from hip surgery. Holy Peltzer (Jr., Lake Mary, Fla.) can play on the wing or up front.

  • Complete Florida State Roster


  • No comments yet.

    Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




    AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent College Soccer Reporter
    Tar Heel keepers stymie Bruins in stalement    
    [UCLA-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] No. 1 UCLA showed off its defensive prowess, holding No. 9 North Carolina ...
    Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
    [ROUNDUP: Friday] Defending champion Notre Dame opened its season with a 2-1 win over No. 11 ...
    Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
    [ROUNDUP: Friday] Oklahoma knocked off No. 6 Florida, 2-1, on goals by Rachel Ressler and Abby ...
    Soccer America Preseason Men's All-Americans    
    [AWARDS] Stanford's Jordan Morris, who was called up to the U.S. national team for its match ...
    Gyau and Mulrooney take over as head coaches    
    [COLLEGE MEN: New in 2014] Former U.S. internationals Phillip Gyau (Howard) and Richard Mulrooney (Memphis) are ...
    Three transfers to watch    
    [COLLEGE MEN: New in 2014] Transfers play increasingly important roles at Division I programs. Three who ...
    Pacific and Utah Valley begin first seasons    
    [COLLEGE MEN: New in 2014] It's rare for Division I programs to start men's soccer programs ...
    O'Neill named interim head coach, Lindholm joins staff    
    [MASSACHUSETTS: Men] Devin O'Neill, the top men's assistant the past two years at Massachusetts, has been ...
    Suspensions handed down following hazing incident    
    [NEW MEXICO: Women] New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela was suspended for a week without ...
    Donnelly leaves with AD's blessing for U.S. Soccer    
    [SIU EDWARDSVILLE: Men] SIU-Edwardsville men's head coach Scott Donnelly resigned on the eve of the 2014 ...
    >> College Soccer Reporter Archives