Northwestern has been one of the most dominant athletic programs in college sports over the last decade. In their 2014 TV commercial Kate McDonald, Christy Turner, Alyssa Leonard and head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller are featured. With seven national championships in the last nine years it is hard to argue they aren’t the best program in the country. Here is the TV spot:
This year is unique for Northwestern as they are going into the season outside the top 4. At preseason #5 the Cats have something to prove. Every time you think Northwestern does not have what it takes to make a run to the Final Four they prove they are still the premiere team in the country. Last year the UNC backer zone defense took Northwestern by surprise in the Final Four. The Heels beat Northwestern 11-4 in a game that was never close. 2014 will be a year for the Wildcats to prove they are still the elite program in the sport.