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NCAA Nov 27, 2020

Top 50 NCAA Women’s Soccer Players in the InStat Index (Fall 2020 Final)

The Fall 2020 campaign is now complete in NCAA Division I women’s soccer, following the conclusion of several conference championships this month.

Vanderbilt won its first SEC Tournament title since 1994, while Florida State defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 matchup in the ACC Championship. TCU captured its first-ever Big 12 Conference title, beating West Virginia 1-0 in their decisive season finale.

Numerous other conferences will be playing their entire seasons during Spring 2021 – including the Pac-12, Big East and Big Ten – after postponing competition through the remainder of 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

For those college programs that were able to compete this fall, the season was highlighted by some standout performances from top U.S. Women’s National Team and professional prospects. This week, we take a look at the top 50 NCAA players ranked by the analytics platform, InStat Sport.

InStat’s signature metric is the InStat Index, an algorithm which is regarded as the most accurate assessment of any player’s performance. The InStat Index measures each player’s contribution to the team’s success, the significance of their actions, opponent’s level and the level of the league they play in.

Each player’s InStat Index rating is based on a number of actions and events from each match, featuring a unique set of 12-14 key parameters for each position on the field. The weight of the action factors differs depending on the player position – for example, grave mistakes made by central defenders and their frequency affect InStat Index more than those made by forwards. These factors are multiplied by an average InStat Index collected across matches around the globe for several years.

See below to find out which NCAA women’s soccer players earned the best InStat Index ratings during Fall 2020:

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Name Team InStat Index Position
1. Jaelin Marie Howell Florida State 246 DM
2. Clara Robbins Florida State 241 RM, CM
3. Lia Eugenia Godfrey Virginia 240 CM
4. Emily Madril Florida State 224 CD
5. Amanda West Pittsburgh 222 LM
6.-t Kayla McKeon Arkansas 215 DM, CM
6.-t Brenna McPartlan South Alabama 215 DM, CM
8.-t Zhao Yujie Florida State 214 CM, DM
8.-t Jenna Nighswonger Florida State 214 CM, DM, RM
10.-t Jimena Lopez Texas A&M 213 LM, CD, LD
10.-t Malia Berkely Florida State 213 CD
10.-t Brianna Alexis Pinto North Carolina 213 CM
13.-t Grace Collins TCU 210 F, RM
13.-t Anna Podojil Arkansas 210 F, RM
15. Yazmeen Ryan TCU 209 LM, CM, CD
16.-t Leilanni Nesbeth Florida State 208 F, CM
16.-t Rebecca Jarrett Virginia 208 LM, RM
18.-t Taylor Otto North Carolina 206 DM
18.-t Gabby Carle Florida State 206 RD, LD, CD
18.-t Dowell Olyvia Oklahoma State 206 F, CM
21.-t Emily Fox North Carolina 205 RM, RD, LD
21.-t Alexa Spaanstra Virginia 205 LM, CM, RM
23. Addie Mccain Texas A&M 204 RM, CM
24.-t Carli Arthurs Stephen F. Austin 203 DM, LD
24.-t Stefany Ferrer West Virginia 203 CM

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