College Sports Archive

  • Waldrum leaves Notre Dame to coach NWSL's Houston Dash

    Hays: ND's Waldrum makes Dash for NWSL

    Last year, B.J. Snow left UCLA to coach the Under-17 U.S. national team. Now, Randy Waldrum is leaving South Bend for his native Texas, where he'll coach the expansion Houston Dash of the NWSL.

    Jan 3 10:43 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Evergreen Valley College prepping soccer players for future

    Smith: Evergreen Valley prepping soccer players for future

    Evergreen Valley has become a women's soccer power in California Community College system since coach Felicia Perez arrived in 2006. But it's her drive to send first-generation Latina athletes to four-year schools that she considers her greatest success.

    Dec 10 2:06 PM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • College Cup champion Bruins have that unbeatable feeling

    Hays: UCLA has that unbeatable feeling

    The College Cup is going to Los Angeles not because UCLA proved once and for all it was demonstrably better than every other team, but because it proved over the past two weeks it was simply unbeatable.

    Dec 9 1:27 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • UCLA wins women's soccer title in overtime

    Kodi Lavrusky gave UCLA its first NCAA women's soccer title Sunday, scoring in the 97th minute to lift the Bruins past Florida State 1-0 in overtime in cold and rainy conditions.

    Dec 9 12:25 PM ET

  • FSU's path to title game starts in Iceland

    Hays: FSU's path to title game starts in Iceland

    If Florida State women’s soccer team is to win its first national championship against UCLA on Sunday, it’ll likely need a boost from Icelandic duo Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Berglind Thorvaldsdottir, who are at the forefront of the Seminoles’ attack.

    Dec 8 10:21 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Timing is everything for UCLA, FSU

    Hays: Timing is everything for UCLA, FSU

    With dramatic victories in the semifinals, and after 16 combined appearances in the College Cup, either UCLA or Florida State will finally win its first championship on Sunday.

    Dec 7 2:25 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Va Tech's Kelly Conheeney paying price for head injuries

    Hays: Virginia Tech's Conheeney paying price for previous injuries

    Her soccer career ended early by repeated head injuries, Virginia Tech's Kelly Conheeney can only watch from the sideline as her teammates battle for the College Cup.

    Dec 5 4:40 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Four burning questions for women's College Cup

    Hays: Four burning questions for College Cup

    Heading into this weekend's College Cup, we know there will be a first-time champion this season in women's soccer. What we want to know is how anyone can slow down Virginia.

    Dec 4 11:49 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • UCLA chases UNC in 2 OT to advance to College Cup

    Hays: UCLA chases UNC in 2 OT to advance to College Cup

    UCLA wanted to end its season in North Carolina, just not this Saturday. After two overtimes, the Bruins defeated defending champion UNC 1-0 in the NCAA quarterfinals to advance to next week's College Cup in Cary, N.C.

    Nov 30 11:22 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Virginia headed to College Cup for first time since 1991

    Hays: Virginia heading to College Cup

    Disappointed last year, the Cavaliers would not be stopped this time around -- not even by the five defenders Michigan put out. The 2-1 victory was a long time coming.

    Nov 30 8:46 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Santa Clara recruit can't forget Afghans' courage

    Smith: Soccer player humbled by Afghans' courage

    Playing for the Afghan national soccer team, which took to the field against all odds, opened Santa Clara recruit Hailai Arghandiwal's eyes to the privilege she's experienced growing up in the United States.

    Nov 29 11:03 AM ET | By Michelle Smith

  • Five burning questions for NCAA women's soccer quarterfinals

    Hays: Five burning questions for NCAA women's soccer quarterfinals

    With the ACC claiming six of the remaining eight teams, the league has almost all the answers to our five burning questions for the NCAA women's soccer quarterfinals.

    Nov 27 10:21 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Summer Green's two goals lift North Carolina over Texas A&M

    Hays: Summer breeze lifts North Carolina

    North Carolina, minus injured star Crystal Dunn, rode two goals from Summer Green and key saves from Anna Sieloff to a 2-0 shutout of Texas A&M.

    Nov 25 7:01 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • North Carolina is next obstacle for Texas A&M soccer

    Hays: UNC next obstacle for Texas A&M soccer

    No school has more NCAA tournament wins (27) without ever reaching the College Cup than Texas A&M. Now, the Aggies face North Carolina, winner of 21 championships, in the third round.

    Nov 23 12:04 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • British accent

    Hays: British accent suits St. John's

    U.K. natives Rachel Daly and Georgia Kearney-Perry found more opportunity to play in the U.S., and now they hope to lead St. John's to the Sweet 16.

    Nov 21 1:30 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Five questions for NCAA soccer second and third rounds

    Hays: Five burning questions for women's soccer second and third rounds

    After perhaps the biggest first-round upset ever, Western Michigan is savoring every moment. But just where did these Broncos come from?

    Nov 18 7:37 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Five burning questions for women's soccer tournament

    Hays: Five burning questions for NCAA women's soccer tournament

    Virginia became the imperfect favorite after cracking open the College Cup door for other teams to slip through after its loss in the ACC tournament. Here's what you need to know about the teams and players to keep an eye on.

    Nov 13 11:33 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • 19 suspended after women's hockey brawl

    A brawl at the end of Friday's women's hockey game between Ohio State and Bemidji State led to 19 players being disqualified and set an NCAA record for penalty minutes in a game.

    Nov 11 4:32 PM ET

  • Soccer Power Rankings: Loud and proud in Portland

    Hays: Loud and proud in Portland

    With the Villa Drum Squad pounding away at Portland’s Merlo Field, the big WCC rivalry game between the Pilots and Santa Clara will equal anything in the Pacific Northwest for sports passion.

    Nov 6 3:54 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Soccer Power Rankings: NCAA hopefuls' rough roads

    Hays: NCAA hopefuls' rough roads

    Central Michigan, Monmouth, Navy and Seattle would be great additions to the NCAA tournament, but the only way they'll get there is by winning their conference tourneys first.

    Oct 30 11:23 AM ET | By Graham Hays

  • D-III soccer standout Katie Vanden Avond leading the way

    Hays: Division III soccer standout leading the way

    A knee injury in high school led to Katie Vanden Avond playing Division III soccer at Wisconsin's St. Norbert College, and the nation's leading active goal scorer is having the time of her life.

    Oct 29 1:58 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Soccer Power Rankings: Hokies proving they belong

    Hays: Virginia Tech proving it belongs

    Compared to its conference counterparts, the Virginia Tech soccer team doesn't have the most padded history book. It's cracked the top five just in time for what may be the program's biggest regular-season game ever.

    Oct 23 3:06 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • Santa Clara's Sofia Huerta right at home with Team Mexico

    Hays: Santa Clara's Huerta right at home with Mexico

    After falling out of the mix for the U.S. national team, Santa Clara's Sofia Huerta has become a rising star for Mexico's, and is developing greater pride for her culture.

    Oct 23 1:57 PM ET | By Graham Hays

  • NCAA Woman of the Year finalists excelling in every way

    McManus: NCAA Woman of the Year finalists excelling in every way

    The nine finalists for NCAA Woman of the Year are much more than just terrific in their sports. They've also excelled in the classroom, displayed leadership and served their communities.

    Oct 18 12:03 PM ET | By Jane McManus

  • Soccer Power Rankings: Virginia kicks it into high gear

    Hays: Virginia kicks it into high gear

    The Virginia women's soccer team has upped their offensive output this season. One likely reason is having All-American midfielder Morgan Brian for a majority of the season.

    Oct 16 1:52 PM ET | By Graham Hays