4. Notre Dame (19-5-2). Last year:
The Irish knocked off defending champion North Carolina in Chapel Hill en
route to a berth in the Women's College Cup, where they fell to Florida State in the semifinals. This year:
The trio of Kerri Hanks
(64 goals, 58 assists), Brittany Bock
(the Irish's top all-around offensive player) and Michele Weissenhofer
(the country's best flip thrower) form the most dangerous threesome in women's college soccer.
While their numbers were down in
2007, they came on strong in the NCAA Tournament.
Dallas area products Melissa Henderson
and Courtney Barg
lead a deep incoming class.
First Three Weeks
8/29 Loyola Marymount (Inn at Saint Mary's Classic)
8/31 Santa Clara (Inn at Saint Mary's Classic)
9/5 at North Carolina (Nike/Carolina
9/7 Duke (Nike/Carolina Classic) Schedule