The Stanford senior from Palos Verdes Estates, who led the nation with 26 goals, was shut out in both games of the NCAA Division I women's College Cup -- Notre Dame did the trick in Sunday's final and pulled out a 1-0 upset over the top-ranked Cardinal.
Freshman Adriana Leon, a Canadian U-20 national-teamer, scored in the 62nd minute for the Fighting Irish (21-2-2), who beat the last three champions (USC, 2007; North Carolina, 2008 and 2009) en route to the final four. It was the first time Stanford (23-1-2) had trailed since Sept. 10, a span of 20 matches.
Notre Dame, which also won titles in 1995 and 2004, becomes the second team to win at least three national titles in women's soccer. North Carolina has 21 championships -- 20 NCAA, one AIAW -- and Portland has captured two. Five schools have won once.
Jenna Richardson: the Surrey, B.C., forward has been a member of the women’s U-20 national team for the last two seasons and will be a key piece to Canada’s offence in Japan. She helped Canada to a silver medal at the 2012 U-20 CONCACAF championship, scoring four goals in five matches. (Getty Images)
Nkem Ezurike: A two-time second team all-Big 10 pick at the University of Michigan, Ezurike, right, was tied for eighth in the conference last year with 11 goals in 18 games. The Lower Sackville, N.S., striker was part of women’s U-17 team that won a bronze medal at the 2008 CONCACAF championship. (Sandra Mu/Getty/Images)
Maya Hayes: An offensive threat whenever she steps onto the pitch, Hayes, right, has played in more U-20 matches (37) than anybody else on the American team, and is the top scorer with 12 career goals. (Manuel Queimadelos Alonso/Getty Images)
Crystal Dunn: The New York native, bottom right, is one of the best defenders in the tournament. Dunn was a vital member of the U.S. team that won the 2010 and 2020 U-20 CONCACAF championships. (Arnulfo Franco/Associated Press)
Dzsenifer Marozsan: The 20-year-old is already one of the most accomplished women’s soccer players in the world. Marozsan has won two World Cup titles with Germany – 2010 U-20 and 2008 U-17 – and won the Golden Shoe award as the tournament’s top scorer in the latter event.
Luisa Wensing: This will be Wensing’s first World Cup tournament, but the German right back (5) isn’t green. The 19-year-old was part of a strong German team which won both the 2009 UEFA U-17 and 2011 U-20 championships. Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
Kumi Yokoyama: The Japanese striker, left, was one of the stars of the 2008 U-17 World Cup. Yokoyama scored the winning goal against North Korea in the semifinal and was the recipient of the Silver Ball award – the person voted as the second most outstanding player. (Anthony Harris/Associated Press)
Kristine Hegland: Norway’s captain has been a member at different levels of the national team since she was 15. Hegland helped lead Norway to the final of the UEFA U-19 championship, where it fell to Germany. Thorsten Wagner/Getty Images)
Ketlen: Called Brazil's next Marta, Ketlen will be instrumental in keeping the South American side's attack together. (Marty Melville/Getty Images)