Arizona Women Look Strong Again


Lose the best player in Lorena Ochoa to perhaps ever play the womens collegiate game, and one would expect that team to go throough a year of rebuilding. This isnt the case for Arizona. The Wildcat women are a team to keep an eye on this spring season.
Senior Laura Myerscough and freshman Erica Blasberg provide a strong one-two punch for head coach Greg Allen. The Wildcats captured top billing at the fall preview, perhaps a sign of things to come. Purdue will host the national womens championships in May.
A win and two seconds give Oklahoma State a legitimate shot to make some noise in the spring. Sophomore Annie Thurman continues to make her mark, using her U.S. Women s Public Links title as a catalyst to her strong play this season.
Two victories in the fall give perennial power Auburn a strong foundation heading to the spring. Seniors Celeste Troche and Danielle Downey have one more chance to go out on top, and they have not minced words on just how important it is to leave school as a national champion.
Duke is the defending national champion, with last years medalist - Virada Oui Nirapathpongporn - hungry to repeat as the countrys best. Junior Leigh Anne Hardin and freshman Liz Janangelo solidify Dan Brooks lineup, making the Blue Deval women as talented any in the land.
Vanderbilt and Texas are a couple of teams that had best not be overlooked. The Commodores have a first, second, and third place showing to their credit in the fall, while the Longhorns ended their fall campaign with a runner-up finish at the Auburn Derby Invitational.
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