Women's Soccer headlines

  • Hamilton Tabbed as Select Sport America NAIA Women's Soccer Coach of the Year
    January 12, 2024
    After leading his team to their first-ever Red Banner in 2023, University of the Cumberlands head coach Steve Hamilton was named the 2023 Select Sport America NAIA Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer All-Americans and Player of the Year Announced
    December 11, 2023
    The 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America Team was announced on Monday as Mariangela Jimenez from William Carey (Miss.) was named the 2023 NAIA Player of the Year.
  • Cumberlands (Ky.) Captures First Red Banner in Program History
    December 05, 2023
    The University of the Cumberlands (Ky.) heads home with the 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship title after defeating the top overall seed William Carey 3-2 in a penalty kick shootout.
  • Semifinal Recap of 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship
    December 04, 2023
    After a delay of the semifinal games that were supposed to be played on Saturday, we now know who will be in the 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship Match tomorrow, Tuesday, December 5 in Foley, Ala. Top-seeded William Carey (Miss.) went down early to the 12-seeded UT Southern, but stormed back in the second half, showing the fans in attendance why they lead the country in goals scored this season. While on the other side of the bracket, we have a first-time title game attendee in Cumberlands (Ky.) after they grinded out a win over the defending champions.
  • Weather Delay for NAIA Women's Soccer Semifinal and Championship Rounds
    December 02, 2023
    The 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship hosted by Gulf Shores | Orange Beach Sports and Events will be moving the semifinals and championship match to Monday, December 4, and Tuesday, December 5 due to inclement weather and poor field conditions in the Foley area Saturday.
  • Quarterfinal Recap of 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship
    November 30, 2023
    Once again the 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Championship Quarterfinals were packed with highlight goals and saves from all teams involved. The first two games of the day were separated by one goal, while the cinderella story of Life (Ga.) came to and end. Only four teams remain in the battle for the red banner, of the four teams only two of them is returning to the Semifinal game from last season in Spring Arbor (Mich.) and Cumberlands (Ky.).
  • Day Two Recap of 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship
    November 28, 2023
    Day two of the 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship was loaded with action as the day started with overtime that saw No. 2 Spring Arbor (Mich.) advancing. The middle two games of the day were action-packed as teams stuffed the stats sheet with goals and shots, while we nearly had a new record for the most corner kicks in a game. The final game of the evening was possession-driven by both teams but Hope International (Calif.) came out on top thanks to a late goal and a game-saving stop by the Royals goalkeeper just before the final horn.
  • Day One Recap of 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship
    November 27, 2023
    Day one of the 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship was full of excitement. The first two games of the day were decided by one goal, while the final game of the day needed penalties to decide a winner. Central Methodist (Mo.) took care of business with a stellar 4-0 win over Hastings (Neb.).
  • Preview of the 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Championship - Final Site
    November 26, 2023
    The 40th Annual NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship kicks off tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 27 with four matches tomorrow and Tuesday in the Round of 16. All final site matches will be played at the Foley Sports Tourism Championship Stadium in Foley, Ala., hosted by Gulf Shores/Orange Beach Sports & Events.
  • 2023 Daktronics NAIA Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes Released
    November 24, 2023
    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) released the 2023 Daktronics NAIA Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes on Friday. Marian (Ind.) led the way with 23 honorees. Grand View (Iowa) finished a close second with 22.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Qualifiers Revealed
    November 13, 2023
    The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially announced the teams and pairings for the 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship. The 40-team field will kick things off in the NAIA National Championship First & Second Rounds presented by Select Sport America, at 16 campus locations on November 16-18.
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – Final (November 8)
    November 08, 2023
    The final NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Rating of 2023 had little movement from a week ago as the clubhouse leader remained the same with William Carey (Miss.) at No. 1, followed by Spring Arbor (Mich.), Cumberlands (Ky.), Central Methodist (Mo.), and Columbia (Mo.). The two clubs that climbed in the final ranking were St. Thomas (Fla.), up one spot to No. 16, and Bethel (Tenn.) at No. 25.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 11 (November 7)
    November 07, 2023
    Angeline Kieh of Campbellsville (Ky.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, Gabi Nelson of Lawrence Tech (Mich.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The duo was selected based on their performances from October 30 - November 5 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/Continental Athletic Conference (Independents)/unafilliated group nominees.
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 9 (November 1)
    November 01, 2023
    William Carey (Miss.) retained the top spot in the ninth edition of the NAIA Women's Soccer Coaches' Top 25 as it earned all 18 first-place votes. The top nine teams remained the same from a week ago, while Marian (Ind.) and Tennessee Southern flipped. Oklahoma Wesleyan and OUAZ (Ariz.) both climbed two spots this week, rising to No. 16 and No. 21, respectively.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 10 (October 31)
    October 31, 2023
    Angeline Kieh of Campbellsville (Ky.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, Georgia Martell of Cumberlands (Ky.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 8 (October 25)
    October 25, 2023
    William Carey (Miss.) unanimously held the No. 1 spot in the eighth edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches' Top 25 with 18-of-18 first-place votes and a 17-0-0 record. Spring Arbor (Mich.), Cumberlands (Ky.), and Central Methodist (Mo.) all held strong from a week ago as Columbia (Mo.) returned to the top 5. Indiana Wesleyan climbed the most this week, up two spots to No. 7, while Taylor (Ind.) joined the rankings at No. 25.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 9 (October 24)
    October 24, 2023
    Gabrielle Cimino of St. Thomas (Fla.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, Nia Baker of Friends (Kan.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
  • From the NAIA to the World Stage: The Story of Kate Zackary
    October 22, 2023
    Kate Zackary makes the leap from Benedictine (Kan.) to the USA Rugby Team.
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 7 (October 18)
    October 18, 2023
    The top five remain unchanged in the seventh edition of the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches' Top 25. William Carey (Miss.) continued to hold their position at No. 1 with 17-of-18 first-place votes, while No. 2 Spring Arbor (Mich.) received one first-place vote this week. The only teams that did not remain at the same rank this week were, Southeastern (Fla.), Truett McConnell (Ga.), Campbellsville (Ky.), and Benedictine (Kan.).
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 8 (October 17)
    October 17, 2023
    Marina Nawa of Tennesse Southern has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Mycheala Johnson of Marian (Ind.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 6 (October 11)
    October 11, 2023
    The top three remain the same as William Carey (Miss.) holds the top spot receiving 13 first-place votes, Spring Arbor (Mich.) secures the remaining first-place votes at second, and Cumberlands (Ky.). Central Methodist (Mo.) and SCAD Savannah (Ga.) joined the top five this week as both squads jumped two spots. The largest jump was Missouri Valley, climbing three spots to No. 20.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 7 (October 10)
    October 10, 2023
    Anna Bewley of SAGU (Texas) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, Mireia Queralt of Northwestern Ohio has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The duo was selected based on their performances from October 2-8 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/Continental Athletic Conference (Independents)/unafilliated group nominees. 
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 5 (October 4)
    October 04, 2023
    William Carey (Miss.) continues to hold the No. 1 spot in the fifth NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Rating for the fourth week in a row garnering 13-of-18 first-place votes. Spring Arbor (Mich.) held the No. 2 spot for the fourth straight week earning the remaining five first-place votes. The remainder of the top 5 held strong, while St. Thomas (Fla.) posted the biggest jump, as they moved up eight spots to No. 17.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 6 (October 3)
    October 03, 2023
    Mariangela Jimenez of William Carey (Miss.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, and Emma Schweitzer of Ave Maria (Fla.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The duo was selected based on their performances from September 25 - October 1 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/Continental Athletic Conference (Independents)/unafilliated group nominees. 
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 4 (September 27)
    September 27, 2023
    William Carey (Miss.) continued to hold the No. 1 spot in the fourth NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Rating, as Spring Arbor (Mich.) occupied the No. 2 spot for the third straight week. There was some shake-up in the top 5 this week, as Aquinas (Mich.) and Columbia (Mo.) vaulted their way into the top five for the first time this season. St. Thomas (Fla.) also clawed their way into the rankings for the first time this season sitting at No. 25.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 5 (September 26)
    September 26, 2023
    The Bees of SCAD Savannah (Ga.) secure both offensive and defensive player of the week honors this week as Sydney Chura is named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week and Katelynn Balsiger is named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 3 (September 20)
    September 20, 2023
    William Carey (Miss.) holds the top spot in the third NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Rating, securing 13-of-18 first-place votes as their record remains perfect at 8-0-0. Spring Arbor (Mich.) occupies the second spot with a 6-0-0 record as they secured the five remaining first-place votes. Oklahoma Wesleyan joins the top five for the first time this season as Keiser (Fla.) drops to No. 6. Southeastern (Fla.) has the biggest jump this week, moving up two spots to No. 13.
  • 2023 NAIA Women's Soccer Players of the Week - No. 4 (September 19)
    September 19, 2023
    Lauren Marshall of Spring Arbor (Mich.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, and Micaela Owen of Southeastern (Fla.) has been named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week. The duo was selected based on their performances from September 11-17 and were chosen out of a pool of conference/Continental Athletic Conference (Independents)/unaffiliated group nominees.
  • 2023 NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Rating – No. 2 (September 13)
    September 13, 2023
    William Carey (Miss.) takes the top spot in the second NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches' Top 25 Rating of 2023, securing 9-of-18 first-place votes sporting an unblemished 6-0-0 record. Spring Arbor (Mich.) drops to No. 2 while receiving the other nine available first-place votes holding a perfect 4-0-0 record. Rounding out the top 5, Cumberlands (Ky.) slipped one spot to No. 3; while No. 4 Marian (Ind.) and No. 5 Keiser (Fla.) hold strong at their respective ranks from last week.
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