Dynamic Duos – '12 top scoring combos

UPDATED: NOV. 29, 2012          Contact: Pete LaFleur  (editor@collegesoccer360.com)

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As in past seasons, College Soccer 360 presents its "Dynamic Duos" feature, showcasing Division I women's teams that have multiple double-digit goalscorers – now updated to include goalscoring from the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament. 

Penn State, Miami Ohio and Dayton are the only teams that have boasted three players with double-digit goals (listed below). In 2011, Dayton was the only DI women's soccer team with three double-digit goalscorers, while Penn State had two players with 10-plus goals in 2011. 

Penn State's Christine Nairn (16; right) combines with teammates
Maya Hayes (15) and Mallory Weber (13) to make PSU one of two
DI women's soccer teams with three double-digit goalscorers in 2012.

Duke had two double-digit goalscorers in 2011 (Kelly Cobb & Kaitlin Kerr) and had two different players eclipsed the 10-goal mark in 2012 (Laura Weinberg & Kim DeCesare). 

One other 2012 NCAA semifinal team is close to the Dynamic Duo distinction, as Florida State features forward Tiffany McCarty (12) and midfielder Dagny Brynjarsdottir (9). Stanford's Courtney Verloo has 10 goals but next for the Cardinal is defensive midfielder Mariah Nogueira with seven, while North Carolina is led by four different players with seven goals each: Summer GreenAmber BrooksKealia Ohai and Maria Lubrano.

As of Nov. 29, there are 18 teams (out of 300-plus) that have featured multiple double-digit goalscorers in 2012, with most earning that distinction over the past couple weeks (including Boston College and Georgetown during the NCAA first round). Eight of those teams still were competing in the 2012 NCAA second round and 14 of the 18 were from teams that qualified for the 2012 NCAAs. 

This page may be expanded later to include info. and links on the players, along with headshots, action photos, etc.

CLICK HERE for a sample of complete Dynamic Duos page (w/ player info. and photos) from late in the 2010 season. 
Click Here for 2011 Dynamic Duos.

All research is courtesy of College Soccer 360 (please credit acordingly)


DYNAMIC DUOS (2012 teammates with double-digit goals … as of Nov. 29, 2012)

Players from teams in the semifinals of the 2012 NCAA tournament ...

• PENN STATE – Christine Nairn (16) … Maya Hayes (15) … Mallory Weber (13)
… joined Dayton (see below) as only teams currently with three double-digit goalscorers
… in 2011, Hayes had 31 goals and Taylor Schram (current PSU jr.) scored 12

Players from teams that lost in the quarterfinals of the 2012 NCAA tournament ...

• DUKE – Laura Weinberg (16) … Kim DeCesare (16) … also Kaitlin Kerr (8)
… in 2011, current Duke jr. Kaitlyn Kerr & current so. Kelly Cobb both scored 11 goals

Players from teams that lost in the round-of-16 of the 2012 NCAA tournament ...

• DENVER – Kristen Hamilton (14) … Kaitlin Bast (12) 

• VIRGINIA – Caroline Miller (20) … Makenzy Doniak (10)
… in 2011, Miller had 15 goals and current UVa so. Morgan Brian scored 11

 TEXAS A&M – Annie Kunz (13) ... Kelly Monogue (10)
… in 2011, Monogue had 19 goals & Kunz scored 14

 BAYLOR – Dana Larsen (11) … Lisa Sliwinski (10)  

Players from teams that lost in the second round of the 2012 NCAA tournament ...

• MIAMI OHIO– Jess Kodiak (12) … Kelsey Dinges (11) … Haley Walter (10)
… also Kayla Zakrzewski & Katy Dolesh (9 each) 

• MARYLAND – Hayley Brock (13) … Becky Kaplan (12)

• PRINCETON – Jen Hoy (18) … Lauren Lazo (11)  

 GEORGETOWN – Daphne Corboz (18) … Kaitlin Brenn (10) … also Colleen Dinn (8)

 BOSTON COLLEGE – Kristen Mewis (16) … Stephanie McCaffery (10) … also McKenzie Meehan (9)


Players from teams that lost in the first round of the 2012 NCAA tournament
 

• COLGATE – Jillian Kinter (14) … Catherine Williams (11) 

• HOFSTRA – Leah Galton (11) … Sam Scolarici (10)  

• PEPPERDINE – Anisa Guajardo (10) … Amanda LeCave (10)  

 

Players from teams not playing in the 2012 NCAA tournament (season over) ...

 DAYTON – Colleen Williams (17) ... Juliana Libertin (12) … Ashley Campbell (12)
… joins Penn State (see above) as only teams currently with three double-digit goalscorers
… in 2011, Dayton was the only team w/ three double-digit goalscorers (Williams 16, Kelsey Smigel 13 & Libertin 10)

• MISSISSIPPI – Mandy McCalla (13) … Rafaelle Souza (13)

• LAMAR – Kimmy Albeno (12) … Kristin Bos (11)  

• NAVY – Morgan Dankanich (10) … Ashlynn Soellner (10) 

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 The other 2012 NCAA semifinalists (Penn State above):

 FLORIDA STATE – Tiffany McCarty (12) … Dagny Brynjarsdottir (9)

 STANFORD – Courtney Verloo (10) … Mariah Nogueira (7)

 NORTH CAROLINA – four w/ 7 goals (Summer Green, Amber Brooks, Kealia Ohai & Maria Lubrano)

editor@CollegeSoccer360.com