Sunday, October 31, 2010


Congratulations to USU soccer....2010 WAC CO-CHAMPS! Great way to send off our three seniors in their last home game! Senior Lauren Hansen broke both the all-time career point record and the all-time career goals record when she scored a hat trick in the first half to help the Aggies in a 4-0 win over Hawaii Post coming soon....

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Despite Losses....and a great fan!

It's been a busy week for the Aggies! Despite dropping two WAC games to Fresno State (score 1-0) and San Jose State (score 4-1), the Aggies secured a spot into the WAC tournament in Ruston, Louisiana next week! This week, the Aggies had a bye today, which meant one extra day to prepare for the last home game on Sunday vs Hawaii at 1pm, when we will honor our three seniors, Lauren Hansen, Heather Pond and Stefani Shiozaki.

On another note, this season the Aggies had a new fan come cheer us on! Skylor Pond (pictured below) came to our games and cheered us on and the girls started telling him that he is our good luck charm! We honored Skylor after our game vs. Boise State by presenting him with a signed ball from the team and a t-shirt! We enjoyed Skylor's company and support, and look forward to seeing him at our games next year!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Aggies Undefeated in WAC Play!

With three games left in WAC play, the Aggies stand undefeated at 4-0-1 after beating Idaho on Sunday 2-0 and tying Boise State on Friday 0-0. Shantel Flanary put in two unassisted goals against Idaho on Sunday to help the Aggies rise to the first place spot in WAC standings. There are three games left in WAC play. This weekend the Aggies travel to northern California to take on Fresno State on Friday at 7pm, and San Jose State on Sunday at 1pm. With the help of the Aggie back line, Marissa Sanchez, Katie Crosland, Natalie Norris and Summer Tillotson, Junior goalkeeper, Molli Merrill, earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week as well as America First Credit Union Utah State Student-Athlete of the Week, earning two shutouts this weekend against Boise State and Idaho.

USU in SL Trib!

USU Soccer was recogznized in the Salt Lake Tribune for their success so far this season! Check out the article by clicking the link below!

USU Soccer in SL Trib

Monday, October 11, 2010

Aggies Continue Strong in Four Game Winning Streak!

Aggies took on Nevada and Houston Baptist this weekend beating both teams 3-0. Lauren Hansen racked up four goals this weekend with Shantel Flanary scoring two of the six. Lauren is now tied for second for careers goals in the USU record books! Congrats to Lo!

This weekend the Aggies will take on Boise State on Friday at 3pm and Idaho on Sunday at NOON at home.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Craziest Traveling Weekend Ever

Natalie Norris gives a little blurb on the first weekend in WAC play
6 flights in 4 days. Talk about airplane sickness. We played in Ruston, Louisiana and Las Cruces, New Mexico this past weekend, but had quite an experience getting there. First we left Logan to drive down to the airport at 5:45 AM on Thursday morning which started the whole adventure off. We ended up having three layovers in Dallas, Texas, and a couple of drives to get to our actual location. We played La Tech Friday afternoon and started off conference with a 1-0 win. Saturday we flew out to El Paso, Texas and drove to Las Cruces where we spent the night. We played the next day against the 'Crimson Aggies' and beat them 3-0. It was a great start to conference with two wins and two shutouts and I think we all hope it will continue! Go Aggies!

With goals by Lauren Hansen, Katie Crosland, Kendra Pemberton, and Heather Pond, the Aggies had a strong weekend against La. Tech and New Mexico State. Molli Merrill and her defense earned two shutouts helping Molli be names WAC Defensive Player of the Week! The Aggies are at home the next two weekends against Nevada on Friday, Oct. 8 at 3pm, Houston Baptist on Sunday at 1pm, Boise State on Friday, Oct. 15 at 3pm and Idaho on Sunday at 1pm. Come on out and cheer on the Aggies in WAC play!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What Our Rookies Think of USU So Far!!

Moving to a new place....always exciting, scary, new experiences,'s what some of our rookies have to say.

Jennifer Flynn: The biggest adjustment so far from high school to college is finding my own food to eat. I can never remember what I used to eat when I lived at home.

Mari Miyashiro: My biggest challenge so far has been adjusting to everything in Utah (people, food, language, etc). Coming from another state is hard especially when it comes to making friends. If it wasn't for soccer, I wouldn't have any friends. I also have to get use to the type of food that is here. A lot of the fast food restaurants (McDonalds, Taco Bell, Wendys, etc.) are the same but Utah definitely has more mexican food then Hawaii does. My parents still send up food from home :)

Chelsie Sperry: One of the best parts of being up here in Logan and going to college is just living on your own with a bunch of your friends and socializing. It's been way fun to meet so many new people and be able to have the chance to get to know a lot of the other student athletes during connections. My favorite thing my friends and I have done so far is swing dancing on Wed. nights. It's so much fun to go meet new people and just be in a great environment and dance to sweet country music!

Libby Lundquist: I have met so many new people and there is always something fun going on. Moving out and experiencing college life has been awesome and I love it. It is so fun to just be with everyone on the team. We have been through everything together so we have gotten to know each other so well and we can just joke and laugh about everything. Traveling has been really fun with everyone.

Kendra Pemberton: biggest challenge so far has been having any energy to do anything besides soccer and school; Biggest Adjustment so far from high school to college with School: Actually having to read the textbook and study. with Soccer: The time it takes up during the day and how tired it makes you. The best part of USU: The people. Everyone is really friendly and easy going.

Taryn Rose: The best part about USU and the soccer team is the girls. I instently fell in love with them they have made the transition so easy and i feel like i can go up to anyone . Especially with me being hurt its easy to feel left out but not with this team. We all come from being the best and the competition is hard but you have to love it. You cant go a day with out laughing.

Alison Williams: I expected it to be much colder when i got here. I arrived July 24th and was waring a sweater and jeans, and was really shocked about how hot it was. The best part of USU so far is having so many people to cook for all the time.

Katie Crosland: The best part of USU so far has been the team! It really is such a unique group of girls. Everyone really does have other's best interest in mind. The funnest thing I have done with my teammates is "geocaching".

Alyssa Curtis: Best thing about USU so far have been the campfires, bike rides, climbing, etc. up the canyon, biggest challenge has been being away from family and friends.