Another day, another thread to start. The second team I follow closely, Nebraska, is primed to have a fantastic season. This team starts and finishes with Brittany Timko. The 2004 and 2005 Big 12 Player of the Year comes back for one final season in Lincoln. Her goal this season is to join the 20-20 club after he 11 goal 21 assist season of 2005. Brittany will continue to play forward and handle free kicks and corners for the Huskers. Jamie Klages comes into her sophomore season having already earned her first big honor. The athletic keeper from California was named Preseason All Big XII by the coaches last week. I personally feel that the biggest reason for Nebraska's struggles over the past couple seasons has been the lack of an elite keeper from a program that has always had an All-American candidate in goal. Klages can be that keeper. The defense will feature some new faces after the graduation of Katie Bunkers and Sasha Andrews. It's hard to say exactly who those new faces will be, as Coach Walker has the tendency to move players from forward to defense to midfield to keeper over the course of their careers (don't think I'm kidding, it's happened!) Tanya Dennis will probably be playing defender this season, but she could see time in midfield or at forward. The senior and World Cup veteran was 1st Team All Big XII her sophomore season in the back, but played a more offensive role last season. USC transfer Shannon Dickerson could figure into the back, along with Ali Lokanc and Canadian U-20 member Sari Raber, both who are returning from injuries (Raber sat out all of 2005, Lokanc played only 5 games.) Both players could play midfield or forward as well, like I said, these Huskers play all over the place. I also have a feeling that Carly Peetz, an incoming freshman, will settle into defense this season. This girl has talent and was vastly underrated as a recruit. She was last year's Nebraska Gatorade Player of the Year. The midfield looks to rely heavily on the tandem of Jessie Bruch and Selenia Iachelli. Two ball winners who can score, and are adept at dropping back into defense. In short, a prototypical Husker midfielder. Other players will shift into this position, but these two are the stalwarts. Besides Timko at forward, the Huskers will be looking for a breakout season from sophomore Aysha Jamani. A quick, creative and among the best 1 v 1 players in Husker history already, Jamani should benefit immensely from a year's experience at the college level. She started slow last season while adjusting to the physical play of NCAA soccer but finished the season with 7 goals and 2nd Team All Big XII honors. Also up front, Jessie Goodell is looked to fill the void created after Lauren Isenhower went down with injury over the summer. She is a darkhorse to be the breakout player of the year. Another player to watch out for is freshman Shay Powell. Powell played with the boys in high school as her school didn't offer soccer for girls. She responded by being amongst the leading scorers and being named team captain her junior and senior seasons. Powell came off the bench in the exhibition with Louisville and was an instant hit that nearly came up with a few goals. It should be an exciting season in Huskerland. This team WILL be ranked after the first few weeks, surprised that they've missed out on most lists.