The list of William & Mary women's greats is long, beginning with such legends from the early days of women's soccer as Megan McCarthy
, Julie Cunningham
(the current Princeton coach) and Jillian Ellis
More recently, U.S. international Natalie Neaton
, who leads all players with 81 career goals, and three-time All-American Missy
(75 goals) have had outstanding careers with the Tribe. Claire Zimmeck
should go down as one of William & Mary's greats. Following up on sensational freshman and
sophomore seasons, she has been on a tear in the last two weeks.
Zimmeck's hot streak continued when she scored the winning goal in No. 24 William and Mary's 2-0 victory over Albany on
Wednesday evening -- the fourth straight game she has scored the winning goal.
Zimmeck's late goal was the difference in W&M's 1-0 victory over mighty North Carolina Sunday in Richmond,
Va., the Tribe's first over the Tar Heels in 22 meetings. Two days earlier, she scored twice in a 4-0 win over Navy. And she had the golden goal in William & Mary's win over Maine to start its
current four-game winning streak.
Zimmeck, an NSCAA All-American out of Woodson High School in Fairfax., Va., was the 2006 CAA Player of the Year and scored 14 goals for the Tribe, who
finished the season with a 17-game unbeaten streak.
As a freshman, she also led the Tribe with 11 goals.