5. Florida State (18-6-3). Last year:
Led by Hermann Trophy winner Mami
, Florida State reached the NCAA Tournament championship game for the first time. This year:
Yamaguchi gave up the final year of
her eligibility to sign with Swedish club Umea, but Florida State returns eight other starters from last year's squad.
Finnish international Sanna
won 2007 Soccer America Freshman of the Year honors after a sensational tournament run.
Also back are sophomore midfielders Amanda
and Marissa Kazbour
and junior defender Becky Edwards
. Coach Mark
has brought in the deepest freshman class in the country.
8/29 at Penn State (Penn State Tournament)
8/31 Connecticut (Penn State Tournament)
9/7 Florida Schedule