Four "Dynamic Duos" To Be Featured In NCAA Round-of-16

Contact: Pete LaFleur (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

Four of the 16 teams still remaining in the 2010 Division I Women's Soccer Championship – North Carolina, Virginia, Notre Dame and Boston College – feature a pair of double-digit goalscorers leading the way for their potent offenses. Two of those "Dynamic Duos" will be on display in the same game this weekend, when ND resumes its rivalry with UNC on Saturday at Fetzer Field (Nov. 20; 5 ET).

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Kristen Mewis (left) combines with Victoria DiMartino to give Boston College a pair of double-digit goalscorers.

There now are 21 teams with this rare Dynamic Duo distinction, as ND, BC and Maryland joined this exclusive list following Sunday's second-round NCAA games. The 21 teams include 14 that qualified for the 2010 NCAA tournament.




Here are the four teams in the NCAA round-of-16 that feature double-digit goalscorers:
• North Carolina ... Kealia Ohai (14) and Courtney Jones (12)
• Virginia ... Meghan Lenczyk (12) and Sinead Farrelly (11)
• Notre Dame ... Melissa Henderson (16) and Rose Augustin (10)
• Boston College ... Victoria DiMartino (13) and Kristen Mewis (10)

North Carolina is one of four teams in the country with multiple players who have 12-plus goals (the others are Florida, Boston Univ. and Hofstra). UNC also is close to joining Siena as the only teams with three double-digit goalscorers, as Tar Heels newcomer Crystal Dunn suddenly has eight goals this season.

Four other teams in the round-of-16 are close to joining the Dynamic Duos list: Stanford (Christen Press 23, Lindsay Taylor 9, Teresa Noyola 9) ... Georgetown (Camille Trujillo 13, Ingrid Wells 9) ... UC Irvine (Tanya Taylor 11, CoCo Goodson 9) .... and Duke (Laura Weinberg 10, Mollie Pathman 8).

  
In addition to UNC, ND, UVa and BC, there are 10 other NCAA participants with a pair of double-digit goalscorers: Siena (3), Florida, Boston Univ., Hofsta, South Florida, St. Francis (PA), Texas A&M, UNC Greensboro, Central Florida and Maryland. Seven teams that did not qualify for the 2010 NCAAs – most notably bubble teams Denver and Nebraska – finished their seasons with two double-digit goalscorers.

A full listing of the 21 teams follows at the bottom of this blog post.

CLICK HERE to view the initial update of the "Dynamic Duos" home page (to be updated soon).

CLICK HERE to view the 2009 Dynamic Duos.


Div. I Women's Soccer Teams with Multiple Double-Digit Goalscorers
(through Nov. 14 games ... research courtesy of CollegeSoccer360.com)

Teams in 2010 NCAAs (14)
Siena  (eliminated in 1st round)
11 – Tabitha Tice
10 – Ashleigh Barone
10 – Brittany Pfaff

Florida  (eliminated in 2nd round)
14 – McKenzie Barney
13 – Tahnai Annis

Boston University  (eliminated in 1st round)
14 – Lisa Kevorkian
12 – Jessica Luscinski

NORTH CAROLINA
14 – Kealia Ohai
12 – Courtney Jones

Hofstra  (eliminated in 2nd round)
12 – Salma Tarik
12 – Tiffany Yovino

VIRGINIA  
12 – Meghan Lenczyk
11 – Sinead Farrelly

South Florida  (eliminated in 2nd round)
11 – Chelsea Klotz
11 – Venicia Reid

NOTRE DAME 
16 – Melissa Henderson
10 – Rose Augustin

St. Francis (PA)  (eliminated in 1st round)
15 – Tesa McKibben
10 – Haleigh Dunyon

BOSTON COLLEGE
13 – Victoria DiMartino
10 – Kristie Mewis

Texas A&M  (eliminated in 2nd round)
12 – Alyssa Mautz
10 – Rachel Shipley

UNC Greensboro  (eliminated in 1st round)
10 – Stephanie Partenheimer
10 – Kristen Schmidbauer

Central Florida  (eliminated in 1st round)
10 – Tishia Jewell
10 – Kim Newsome

Maryland  (eliminated in 2nd round)
10 – Jasmyne Spencer
10 – Sade Ayinde


Teams not in 2010 NCAAs (7)
Nebraska
18 – Morgan Marlborough
12 – Jordan Jackson

Louisiana Tech
13 – Rachel King
12 – Kiva Gesham

Canisius
15 – Brianna Smith
11 – Kelly Reinwald

UTEP
11 – Katie Dorman
11 – Brittany Kindziewski

South Carolina State
11 – Briana Lopez
11 – Brooke Ehinger

Denver
14 – Kaitlin Bast
10 – Kalie Vaughn

Furman
10 – Martha Hall
10 – Rachel Shelnut
 editor@collegesoccer360.com