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WSCR: NCAA Championship Preview

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The Big Ten women's soccer NCAA Championship preview, featuring this weekend's first and second round pairings and NCAA Championship history, along with up-to-date statistics, rankings and more, is now available online. Click here to see the complete release.

WSCR: All-Big Ten Teams, Individual Award Winners Announced

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The Big Ten Conference announced its 2010 women's soccer All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners on Wednesday, with conference co-champion Ohio State collecting three of the four individual honors. Buckeye junior Paige Maxwell has been named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, with teammate Cassie Dickerson earning Defensive Player of the Year honors. Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo takes home Freshman of the Year accolades, while Ohio State head coach Lori Walker receives the Coach of the Year award.

Click here to find out who made the 2010 women's soccer All-Big Ten teams.

WSCR: In the Polls

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Two Big Ten women's soccer teams appear in the final NSCAA/HendrickCars.com national rankings of the 2010 regular season. Illinois leads the way at No. 13, with Ohio State following at No. 17. Wisconsin, Minnesota, Penn State and Michigan are all receiving votes in the latest poll.

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WSCR: Six Big Ten Teams Selected to NCAA Championship

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Six Big Ten women's soccer teams have been selected to the NCAA Championship as announced on Monday afternoon. Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin are all among the field of 64. The Big Ten will send six schools to the national tournament, which kicks off on Thursday, for the first time since 2002 and the third time in conference history.

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Click here to see the complete NCAA Bracket.

WSCR: Big Ten Announces Final Weekly Awards of 2010

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The Big Ten Conference has announced the final women's soccer weekly awards of the 2010 season with Ohio State's Katie Baumgardner, Penn State's Bri Hovington and Taylor Schram and Wisconsin's Laurie Nosbusch taking home the honors. Nosbusch reels in her third Offensive Player of the Week award, while Baumgardner and Hovington collect Co-Defensive Player of the Week accolades and Schram earns Freshman of the Week status.

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WSCR: Weekend Recap

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Big Ten women's soccer regular-season play wrapped up over the weekend, crowning conference co-champions in the process. With a 1-0 win over Michigan State on Friday night, Ohio State earned a share of its first Big Ten title, finishing conference play at 8-2-0. After a thrilling 1-0 double-overtime victory over Michigan on Sunday afternoon, Penn State also clinched a share of the crown.

The complete Big Ten women's soccer weekend roundup can be found below.

NOVEMBER 5

Minnesota (rv) def. Indiana, 3-0
#23 Ohio State def. Michigan State, 1-0 

NOVEMBER 6

#16 Illinois def. Northwestern, 1-0
Iowa def. Purdue, 3-2

NOVEMBER 7

Penn State (rv) def. Michigan (rv), 1-0 (2 OT)

WSCR: Penn State Clinches Share of Big Ten Title

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Penn State earned a share of its 13th consecutive Big Ten title after winning a double-overtime thriller against Michigan on Sunday afternoon. Ali Schaefer scored the lone goal of the contest with 17 seconds remaining in the second overtime period to give the Nittany Lions the win and a share of the conference title. Penn State closed out its Big Ten schedule with an 8-2-0 record.

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WSCR: Ohio State Clinches Share of First Big Ten Title

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Ohio State has clinched at least a share of its first Big Ten women's soccer Championship after defeating Michigan State, 1-0, on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio. The win also gives the Buckeyes the conference's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Paige Maxwell scored the lone goal of the match in the 14th minute to propel Ohio State to the victory, its eighth of the Big Ten season.

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WSCR: Weekend Schedule

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The final weekend of Big Ten women's soccer play begins tonight, with 10 conference teams playing their final regular season matches over the course of the weekend. The weekend's key matchups include No. 23 Ohio State hosting Michigan State tonight and Penn State hosting Michigan on Sunday. The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions can clinch at least a share of the Big Ten title with wins this weekend.

After completing its regular season slate on Monday, Wisconsin currently holds first place in the conference standings, sitting two points in front of Ohio State and Penn State. The Badgers can clinch the Big Ten Championship if the Buckeyes and Nittany Lions both lose.

The complete Big Ten women's soccer weekend schedule can be found below.

NOVEMBER 5

Minnesota (rv) at Indiana - 7 p.m. ET
Michigan State at #23 Ohio State - 7:30 p.m. ET - Big Ten Network
(Delay - 11/7, 5 p.m. ET)

NOVEMBER 6

Northwestern at #16 Illinois - 7 p.m. CT
Purdue at Iowa - 7 p.m. CT

NOVEMBER 7

Michigan (rv) at Penn State (rv) - 1 p.m. ET - Big Ten Network (LIVE)

WSCR: CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District Teams Announced

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Twelve Big Ten women's soccer student-athletes were named CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District as announced on Tuesday. Five players earned first-team status in their respective regions, while six received second-team honors and one earned a spot on the third team. Those who were named to their district's first team are eligible to be selected as Academic All-Americans. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-District honorees is below.

Danielle Kot, Illinois - second team, District V
Krystin Miller, Illinois - first team, District V
Orianica Velasquez, Indiana - second team, District V
Jade Grimm, Iowa - first team, District VII
Jackie Carron, Michigan - second team, District IV
Jill Flietstra, Michigan State - first team, District IV
Laura Heyboer, Michigan State - first team, District IV
Kylie Kallman, Minnesota - second team, District V
Caroline Dagley, Northwestern - second team, District V
Lauren Beachy, Ohio State - second team, District IV
Lauren Granberg, Ohio State - third team, District IV
Courtney Jenkins, Ohio State - first team, District IV

Click here to see the complete list of CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District honorees.