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NCAA Aug 07, 2023

Goalkeepers to Watch during the 2023 NCAA Women’s Soccer Season

(Pictured Above: Standout Florida State goalkeeper Cristina Roque is entering her senior year.)

KANSAS CITY, MO – United Soccer Coaches has announced the Goalkeepers on its NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Players to Watch lists for the 2023 season.

The lists are compiled and released by the Division I All-America Committees to promote college soccer leading up to the official start date for the regular season later this month. The lists include United Soccer Coaches All-Americans and first or second-team All-Region players from 2022, who are scheduled to return for the 2023 season.

“Entering the 2023 season, these previous honorees represent some of the best at their positions,” said Ralph Polson, Senior College All-America Administrator. “As pre-season training opens, we are pleased to recognize these outstanding student-athletes from our member schools. I would like to thank Jennifer Rockwood, DI Women’s All-America Chair, Chris Rich, DI Men’s All-America Chair, and their respective committees for their efforts in compiling these lists.”

Here is the schedule for the remaining position announcements this fall:

  • August 8 – Defenders
  • August 11 – Midfielders
  • August 15 – Forwards

2023 NCAA Division I Women’s Players to Watch – Goalkeepers

Name Class School Hometown
Allie Augur GR-5 Georgetown Northford, Conn.
Alexandra Blom Sr. James Madison Degefors, Sweden
Samantha Castaneda GR-5 Purdue Fort Wayne Fort Wayne, Ind.
Leah Freeman Sr. Duke Berkeley, Calif.
Ainsley Leja Jr. Liberty Rockford, Mich.
Bre Norris SO. Portland Boise, Idaho
Nicole Panis GR-5 Lamar Opmeer, The Netherlands
Emily Puricelli Sr. Saint Louis St. Louis, Mo.
Cristina Roque Sr. Florida State Winter Garden, Fla.

*GR5 Indicates student-athletes exercising their extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19

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