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How does this source relate to your topic?

This source relates to my topic, because on this specific link, you can find almost any information you want about Division 1 women’s soccer. You can find out the statistics on, games played, assists, shots on goal, goals, yellow cards, red cards, and saves. All this information can be broken down into conferences, or down to the individual players.

How has your thinking changed?

My thinking has changed quite a lot actually. While looking at this website I realized that just because the team placed number one, does not mean they are the best team. For example, who would want to play for a team that only won, because they played dirty?

Playing for the beat team in the division, may be great but if you’re not enjoying yourself and enjoying the sport in general I don’t think it’s going to benefit you. I was able to look at red cards per game, and see that UCLA (who came in first for the division) averages 1-2 red cards per game. That’s almost  50 red cards in one season!


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How does this source relate to your topic?

This source, relates to my topic because for my research question, I am looking for the Top 10 Women’s soccer colleges. This website gave me plenty of information on who took what place at the close of the 2013 season. I could find rankings from the last season played, all the way back to post-season of 2011.

How has your thinking changed?

My thinking has changed, just a little because when I went back to the beginning of the 2013 season and followed the leader board all the way to the end it was very clear that Florida was ahead all the way from week 13 to week 17, when UCLA beat them and took the #1 spot, followed by Florida State , and then Virginia.

I was also able to look back and see that all the way through the season, North Carolina and Virginia Tech, were neck and neck, passing each other each week as they continued to move up. In the end it was Virginia Tech who came in fourth, and North Carolina came out in fifth.




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How does the source relate to your topic?

This source relates to my topic, because I was searching for the rankings of women’s college soccer for the 2013 season, and this website gave me all the information I needed to know, including the team’s standings for their division and the entire conference.

This website was also very helpful because they broke down the standings into games, weeks, and months. On this website, you can look back and see who was in the lead from week one.

How has your thinking changed?

My thinking has changed some, because I am now aware of what team had the highest rankings . This website helped me answer part of my question, and showed me who is the best as far as statistics, but I still have to look into other data and information to come to a conclusion on who truly is the best women’s soccer team in college.


Standings from the 2013 Women’s post reason, Dec 9, 2013 to Jul 31, 2014. 


My current interest.


Something I’ve been interested in learning more about is colleges. Specifically, what college would be the best to play soccer for. I know that there are many colleges around the United States, that have very talented teams. In order to get into college on a sports scholarship, you must first be scouted. Most professional players like David Beckham, have gone on to play for larger leagues such as The MLS or La Liga started their careers off with college soccer.


  • Some things I want want to find out more about are:
  • What should your grades be like?
  • How are teams chosen?
  • Can you get in without being scouted?
  • How does schooling work while you’re in season?
  • What are the top 10 colleges in the USA.

I also wonder if athletes who have gone on to play professionally played in college, and if so, what were those colleges?



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