NCAA Preseason Goalkeeper Rankings - Women's 2017

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Following up the men's rankings from yesterday, we survey the top ten goalkeepers in the women's game. Last year we saw all three of Everybody Soccer's top rated goalkeepers get selected in the 2016 NWSL Draft so don't be surprised if you hear these names again in a few months. Scroll to the bottom to check out previous years' lists.



1. EJ Proctor (Duke) - 21
2. Lauren Clem (Northwestern) - 21
3. Caitlyn Clem (Wisconsin) - 22
4. Emily Boyd (California) - 21
5. Katie Hatziyianis (Binghamton) - 20
6. Catalina Perez (Colombia, Mississippi State) - 22
7. Cassie Miller (Florida State) - 22
8. Nevena Stojakovic (Serbia, Florida International) - 22
9. Jordan Sallee (UNLV) - 21
10. Kat Elliott (South Florida) - 21

Bill says: EJ Proctor returns as our number one and while she may not possess the size scouts are looking for, she was the most completely goalkeeper in 2016 and there's no reason to expect anything has changed. Lauren Clem will struggle to top last year's accomplishments, being named first team All-American. Caitlyn Clem returns from a successful summer, earning the UWS Defender of the Year Award with Detroit Sun FC. Catalina Perez (2015 World Cup) and Nevena Stojakovic (Serbia U19s) add international prestige but don't expect them to be in the NWSL next year as international spots are few and far between.



1. Alexis Smith (UC Davis) - 21
2. Lainey Burdett (Arizona) - 20
3. Ella Dederick (Washington State) - 21
4. Alison Jahansouz (Stanford) - 21
5. Rose Chandler (Penn State) - 20
6. Caroline Brockmeier (LSU) - 21
7. Casey Murphy (Rutgers) - 21
8. Sarah Le Beau (Auburn) - 21
9. July Mathias (Utah) - 21
10. Samantha Leshnak (North Carolina) - 20

Bill says: It's a polarizing batch of juniors this year. Most noted is Casey Murphy, who had her fair share of ups and downs in the 2016 U20 World Cup. Alison Jahansouz looks to take over for graduated Jane Campbell but will need to keep her aggressive play in control. USYNT alumni Rose Chandler and Samantha Leshnak are looking for breakout years as both are finally set to takeover the reigns, but combine for only five games in NCAA play. Smith, Burdett, and Dederick have shown the most consistency but if the rest of the list find a good run of form, there will be plenty of juniors fighting for the number one spot.




1. Mandy McGlynn (Virginia Tech) - 18
2. Jalen Tompkins (Colorado) - 20
3. Mikayla Krzeczowski (South Carolina) - 19
4. Evangeline Soucie (Kentucky) - 18
5. Brittany Wilson (Denver) - 19
6. Rylee Foster (Canada, West Virginia) - 19
7. Teagan Micah (Australia, UCLA) - 19
8. Haley Smith (Illinois State) - 19
9. Chloé N'gazi (France, UCF) - 21
10. Maggie Smither (South Dakota State) - 20

Bill says: The ACC is no jog in the park but Mandy McGlynn carried her own as a 17 year old freshman last year, starting in 16 games for Virginia Tech. Jalen Tompkins had no issue making 2016's save of the year but, similar to the juniors, will be needing more consistency in net to avoid a sophomore slump. SEC Goalkeeper of the Year Mikayla Krzeczowski will have competition with Kentucky's Evangeline Soucie, with both goalkeepers showing the ability to play well on bigger stages. Rylee Foster had a disappointing U20 World Cup run, conceding eight goals in two games with Canada, but she has the pieces to become a dynamic goalkeeper for the Mountaineers. Maggie Smither looks to follow up her incredibly .911 save percentage from 2016.




1. Brooke Heinsohn (Duke) - 19
2. Kaylie Collins (USC) - 19
3. Hillary Beall (Michigan) - 18
4. Emily Alvarado (Mexico, TCU) - 19
5. Zoe Clevely (Pepperdine) - 18
6. Olivia Sekany (California) - 18
7. Ashley Orkus (Tennessee) - 18
8. Lauren Brzykcy (UCLA) - 18
9. Laurel Ivory (Virginia) - 18
10. Lysianne Proulx (Canada, Syracuse) - 18

Bill says: Nearly every goalkeeper on the list has trained at their respective youth national team level but it's tough to say what type of college player they'll turn into. 6'1" Blue Devil Brooke Heinsohn and 2016 Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Year Kaylie Collins top the list while Mexican YNT goalkeeper Emily Alvarado enters the year as a redshirt freshman. U20 World Cup veteran Lysianne Proulx lands right under Laurel Ivory, who is talented enough to start for #19 ranked Virginia in her very first year.


Past Collegiate Goalkeeper Rankings

2015: Preseason and Final
2016: Preseason and Final