Golfweek's top 10: Women individuals, freshmen

Alabama's Stephanie Meadow hits her tee shot at No. 8 in the second round of the 2013 Women's NCAA Championship.

Women's Rankings »

RankNameSchoolRating
1Alison LeeUCLA  69.96 
2Stephanie MeadowAlabama  70.17 
3Gaby LopezArkansas  70.29 
4Noemi JimenezArizona St  70.31 
5Celine BoutierDuke  70.40 

Women's Team Rankings »

RankNameRatingEvents
1Southern California 70.64  13 
2UCLA 70.83  12 
3Duke 70.89  11 
4Stanford 71.74  13 
5Arizona State 71.75  12 

A look at key individuals heading into the 2013-14 women's college golf season:

Golfweek's top 10 individuals

1. Annie Park, sophomore, USC: Notched rare postseason sweep in her first semester as a Trojan. Can she repeat it?

2. Stephanie Meadow, senior, Alabama: Has all the pieces for success at the next level: accuracy, strong putting and level head.

3. Emma Talley, sophomore, Alabama: Kentuckian charmed in U.S. Women’s Amateur victory. Improved putting makes her dangerous.

4. Sophia Popov, senior, USC: Strong German will be expected to provide leadership for a team with a target on its back.

5. Erynne Lee, junior, UCLA: Bruins’ leading scorer is known for her consistency: 9 top 15s in 11 starts last season.

6. Mariah Stackhouse, sophomore, Stanford: Made headlines for her 61 as a freshman. Motivated player who thrives in team setting.

7. Chirapat Jao-Javanil, senior, Oklahoma: Accolades don’t mean much to 2012 NCAA champ, an affable Thai who plays with a clear head.

8. Noemi Jimenez, junior, Arizona State: Spaniard takes a “Why not?” approach to each tournament and knows how to score.

9. Ally McDonald, junior, Mississippi State: Has a sweet exterior but is fiercely competitive on the inside. Excelled in postseason.

10. Grace Na, senior, Pepperdine: Smart, coachable player whose raw talent has matured considerably along with her short game.

Second team

  • Laetitia Beck, senior, Duke
  • Casie Cathrea, freshman, Oklahoma State
  • Doris Chen, junior, USC
  • Hayley Davis, junior, Baylor
  • Camilla Hedberg, junior, Florida
  • Kyung Kim, sophomore, USC
  • SooBin Kim, junior, Washington
  • Alison Lee, freshman, UCLA
  • Emily Tubert, senior, Arkansas
  • Lindsey Weaver, sophomore, Arizona

Third team

  • Celine Boutier, sophomore, Duke
  • Manon Gidali, junior, Arizona
  • Cassy Isagawa, junior, Oregon
  • Janie Jackson, sophomore, Alabama
  • Gabriela Lopez, sophomore, Arkansas
  • Kendall Martindale, junior, Vanderbilt
  • Ashlan Ramsey, freshman, Clemson
  • Madelene Sagstrom, junior, LSU
  • Anne-Catherine Tanguay, senior, Oklahoma
  • Julie Yang, sophomore, Oklahoma State

– Julie Williams

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Fab freshmen

  • 1. Alison Lee, UCLA
  • 2. Casie Cathrea, Oklahoma State
  • 3. Ashlan Ramsey, Clemson
  • 4. Lauren Diaz-Yi, Virginia
  • 5. Gabriella Then, USC
  • 6. Simin Feng, Vanderbilt
  • 7. Casey Danielson, Stanford
  • 8. Alexandra Kaui, Oklahoma
  • 9. Bronte Law, UCLA
  • 10. Karen Chung, USC

Other frosh to watch: Elisabeth Bernabe (Yale), Anne Cheng (Harvard), Hee Wook Choi (Duke), Anne Freman (Santa Clara), Kacie Komoto (Northwestern), Esther Lee (Duke), Yu Liu (Duke), Sierra Sims (Wake Forest), Maria Torres (Florida), Jessica Vasilic (Arizona)

– Cassie Stein

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