Saturday, November 6, 2010

Senior Weekend

It has been a busy two weeks for the Aggies! We honored our seniors last weekend with a luncheon and before our game on Sunday, played our game against Hawaii, then left Wednesday morning for the WAC Tournament in Ruston, Louisiana (flew a chartered flight right out of coming in a couple days!).

Each year, the team holds a special luncheon just for the seniors where Coach Cairns gives a little background on their history at USU as well as some fun stories about each senior. The girls love dressing up and taking pictures with the seniors, and the luncheon ended with a highlight video, highlighting each senior's career at USU, and last words from each class to the seniors, and this year the seniors started a new tradition of last words from the seniors to each class!

On Sunday, the team played Hawaii...going into this game in 4th place in the standings. Anything could happen, and 2nd place was where we knew we could end up if we won, however, if other pieces fell into place, we also knew there was a possibility of finishing in 1st. ALL those other pieces fell into place combined with our win, we now share the WAC title with San Jose State! Another exciting piece of news was Lauren Hansen breaking two school records on Sunday (career points and career goals) with her hat trick in the first half, and assisting junior Shantel Flanary's goal in the second half!

The Aggies fell to Fresno State 1-0 in the semi-finals of the WAC tournament, finishing their season with a record of 9-7-5. It is also noteworthy to point out that in Utah State's last six years in the WAC, they have finished 2nd three times, and first twice...not a bad legacy being built by Coach Cairns, her staff, and the players! Pictures and players' reflections of the few days in Ruston at the WAC tourney to come soon!

Senior Weekend Pictures!

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