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Ranking the Top 10 women's college upperclassmen


Top Drawer provides its current ranking of the top 10 women's upperclassmen:

1. Melissa Henderson, Forward, Notre Dame (Senior): Arguably the premier goal-scorer in the country, Henderson is a leading candidate to capture the Hermann Trophy. Her striking ability paces the defending national champion Irish.

2. Teresa Noyola, Midfielder Stanford, (Senior): Noyola is a small player with a huge effect on the game. She's creative and skillful in the midfield and led the team in assists last season. Also capable of scoring goals, Noyola's talent has earned her the distinction of two-time first-team All-American.

3. Kristen Mewis, Midfielder, Boston College (Junior): A big-time performer who can score or distribute with anyone in the country. Mewis tied for the ACC lead with 14 assists last season and added 10 goals on her way to first-team All-ACC honors.

4. Sydney Leroux, Forward, UCLA, (Senior): A first-class athlete and goal-scorer, Leroux is a game-changing talent. She's the U.S.' most capped player and highest scorer at the U-20 level and the unquestioned leader of a very talented Bruins squad.

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5. Victoria DiMartino, Forward, Boston College (Junior): The second part of Boston College's attacking duo, DiMartino was the team's leading scorer last season with 14 goals. She's crafty and opportunistic and combines with Mewis to form a deadly 1-2 combo.

6. Kayla Grimsley, Forward, South Carolina (Senior): Coming off a banner season in which she tied the school record for points in a season. A consistent striker, Grimsley is on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

7. Sarah Hagen, Forward, Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Senior): Already the all-time leading goal-scorer and points leader in her school's history, Hagen is one of the most prolific scorers in the country. With great size and tactical awareness, she's a force up top.

8. Amber Brooks, Midfielder, North Carolina (Junior): A playmaking center midfielder who is a staple of the Tar Heels' potent lineup. Brooks earned second-team All-ACC honors last season and is a valuable part of the U.S. Soccer program.

9. Courtney Barg, Midfielder, Notre Dame (Senior): A connecting midfielder who fuels the attack for the title-winning Fighting Irish and serves as one of the team captains. Barg missed the first two months of last season with injury before returning and proving invaluable during her team's championship run.

10. Ingrid Wells, Midfielder, Georgetown (Senior): A tactician in the midfield who guides the Hoyas with her distribution. Wells is the glue for her squad as well as a first-team All-American who finished with nine goals and 10 assists in 2010.

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