Wednesday, August 20, 2014
TAMPA, Fla. – Top Drawer Soccer released its Top 100 Player Rankings for the upcoming 2014 women’s collegiate season this week, with current and former W-League players featured prominently in the list while claiming eight of the top 10 spots and 40 spots overall.
LA Blues defender Abby Dahlkemper, who helped the Blues take the 2013 and 2014 W-League titles, has moved from No. 14 a year ago to No. 2 on the list as she tries to lead UCLA to consecutive NCAA titles. She is one of eight players on the list who saw time with the 2014 W-League champs, including Championship MVP Sarah Killion (No. 3, UCLA) and Rachel Daly (No. 11, St. John’s). Overall, 13 different W-League teams had players named to the Top Drawer Top 100.
Checking in at No. 5 on the list is 2014 Ottawa Fury defender Kadeisha Buchanan of West Virginia University, an All-Central Conference selection in 2013 and a key performer for Canada at the ongoing FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. The No. 6 selection is Georgetown midfielder Daphne Corboz, a member of the Blues’ 2013 championship squad and one of 12 players overall from the Blues and LA Strikers, who merged operations this season.
The Toronto Lady Lynx are also well represented on the list with seven players featured, including No. 7 Sabrina D’Angelo from the University of South Carolina and No. 58 Kailen Sheridan, Canada’s goalkeeper at the U20 World Cup.
Rounding out the top 10 are No. 8 Makenzy Doniak of Virginia (2013 Pali Blues), No. 9 Jaelene Hinkle of Texas Tech (2013 Seattle Sounders Women) and No. 10 Savannah Jordan from the University of Florida (2013 Atlanta Silverbacks), a member of the U.S. squad at the U20 World Cup.
Other notable names in the Top 100 include U.S. U20 star Rose Lavelle of Wisconsin (No. 24, 2014 Dayton Dutch Lions), 2014 All-Central Conference selection Arin Gilliland of Kentucky (No. 14, 2014 Ottawa Fury) and Mallory Weber of Penn State (No. 48, 2014 Colorado Pride), a 2014 All-Western Conference selection.