So far this season, Florida has succeeded in delivering a message of dominance. The Gators aren’t the top-ranked team in the country – that honor goes to Washington – but they are tops in the SEC, one of the deepest conferences in the nation.
At Oregon State, Rise Alexander’s squad lives by the phrase “be in the moment.” In a conference that includes the top-ranked team in the nation (Washington), and the worst team ranking is No. 84 (Colorado), Oregon State must be in the moment to find success.
In her first collegiate tournament, Kimmy Askelson sent a message. She was for real. But multiple injuries have derailed the Drake redshirt freshman. After surgery, she feels like she is good to go again.
Maggie Will has had the reins of the Richmond women’s program for less than a year, but already she knows she has found the place she belongs. That realization hit after a series of events that were both record-breaking and mind-blowing.
With six titles in the past decade, Portland State is one of the dominant schools in the Big Sky, where a conference title is important because of the automatic qualifying spot into NCAA Regionals that it carries.