Latest College soccer News

Stanford's Smith declares early, goes 1st in NWSL draft

Jan. 16, 2020 4:53 PM EST

Stanford forward Sophia Smith was selected first overall Thursday by the Portland Thorns in the National Women's Soccer League college draft. The Thorns also traded for the second pick and used it to select forward Morgan Weaver from Washington State. Smith, who declared her eligibility for the draft on...

Clemson's Robbie Robinson the No. 1 pick in MLS SuperDraft

Jan. 9, 2020 5:50 PM EST

Forward Robbie Robinson out of Clemson was the first overall pick Thursday in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft by Inter Miami. Robinson, who won the MAC Hermann Trophy as the nation's top college player, had 18 goals and nine assists this season as a junior. He was also named the ACC Offensive Player of the...

In this photo taken Jan. 3, 2020, Oregon women's soccer coach Graeme Abel talks about his new job with the Ducks in Eugene, Ore. Abel was an assistant coach under Jill Ellis with the U.S. women's national team and a veteran of the team's two World Cup titles. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson)

Women's World Cup vet Graeme Abel takes on top job at Oregon

Jan. 6, 2020 5:53 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A rousing ovation greeted new Oregon women's soccer coach Graeme Abel when he was introduced to Ducks fans during the Pac-12 opener for the school's second-ranked women's basketball team. Less than a month ago, Abel was an assistant with the U.S. women's national team and a veteran of...

Stanford's Macario, Clemson's Robinson are Hermann winners

Jan. 3, 2020 9:32 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Stanford junior midfielder Catarina Macario and Clemson junior forward Robbie Robinson are the Hermann Trophy winners as the top college soccer players. Presented Friday night by the Missouri Athletic Club, the awards were determined by voting by NCAA Division I coaches. Macario is the...

FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2019, file photo, Team Giannis' Stephen Curry, of the Golden State Warriors, celebrates a basket against Team LeBron during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Plays of the year: 2019 had a flair for the dramatic

Dec. 23, 2019 1:30 PM EST

Thousands of pro games, hundreds of thousands of college games, millions of high school games and billions of youth-league, rec-league, bar-league and whatever other sort of league games you can think of were contested in 2019. That means there were probably trillions of plays. Of those, we’re picking 10...

Brazilian goalkeeper accused of domestic violence in Florida

Dec. 18, 2019 2:00 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Brazilian soccer player was arrested Wednesday on charges of domestic violence while vacationing in Florida, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Sao Paulo FC goalkeeper Jean Fernandes, 24, was charged with battery after sheriff's deputies were called to an Orlando hotel...

Georgetown's Paul Rothrock (3) celebrates with Derek Dodson (9) after scoring a goal during the first half of the NCAA college soccer championship against Virginia in Cary, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

Georgetown wins NCAA title, beating Virginia on penalty kick

Dec. 15, 2019 11:32 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Romero stopped Virginia's Axel Gunnarsson in the seventh round of penalty kicks to give the Hoyas their first NCAA men’s soccer championship Sunday night. The teams fought through two scoreless 10-minute overtime periods after finishing regulation tied...

Women's soccer team placed on probation after hazing probe

Dec. 15, 2019 7:16 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — La Salle University has placed its women's soccer team on disciplinary probation through the end of next year — including restrictions on competition for the spring season — following an investigation that revealed what it called “nonviolent power-differential...

Former University of Montana soccer coach's lawsuit dropped

Dec. 14, 2019 3:57 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by a former University of Montana women's soccer coach who claimed the school illegally released information saying he used his work-issued cellphone to contact escort services during recruiting trips to Las Vegas. Missoula District...

Stanford women win NCAA soccer title, beating NC on PKs

Dec. 9, 2019 12:42 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Kiara Pickett drilled home a penalty kick after freshman goalkeeper Katie Meyer saved the previous shot to lift Stanford past North Carolina 5-4 on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw Sunday night in the NCAA championship game. The Cardinal (24-1) won their third overall title and...