Sunday, February 27, 2011

USU Soccer Banquet

On Friday night, the Aggies celebrated their 2010 WAC Championship season in our annual soccer banquet. Players were recognized for the accomplishments this season, including Lauren Hansen, who broke two school records this year. Lauren was presented with the actual two game balls she broke the two records with. Those players who lettered received their letter awards, and members of the Utah State Athletics staff and other supporters were thanked and recognized. Other awards given were the team awards, which were presented to award winners by their teammates--

Most Inspirational/Lisa Willardson Award: Kami Montgomery, presented by Aggie Soccer Alumni Lisa Willardson
Newcomer Award: Mari Miyashiro, presented by Ashlyn Mulford
Defensive MVP: Natalie Norris, presented by Lauren Hansen
Offensive MVP: Lauren Hansen, presented by Lindsay Obray
MVP: Chandra Salmon, presented by Molli Merrill

The highlight to the evening was surprising the girls with their WAC Championship rings. Coach Cairns had each player's ring put in a gift bag with her name on it, stapled shut. The bags were passed out and the girls opened their bags at the same time (see the video below!) The girls enjoyed taking pictures with their rings after the banquet! There were lots of laughs, some happy was a fun evening for all!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011 New Aggies: Jade Tarver, Lexie Morgan, and Ambryn McCallson

2011 New Aggie: Jade Tarver
Hometown: Sandy, Utah
High School: Jordan HS
Position: Forward
Hobbies: reading mystery and adventure books, drawing, painting, snowboarding in the winter, wakeboarding and skiing in the summer
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake Powell
Other Activities: Jordan High School track team...100 yd Dash and 100 M relay

2011 New Aggie: Lexie Morgan
Hometown: Draper, Utah
High School: Jordan HS
Position: Midfielder
Interesting Fact: dances competitively--loves hip hop and jazz
Favorites: Olive Garden, the T.V. Show "Friends," country music, and the movie "The Grinch"
Other interests: Loves to go snowmobiling and golfing with her family

2011 New Aggie: Ambryn McCallson
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
High School: East HS (yes, the place where HSM is filmed!)
Position: Defender
Interesting Fact: has her own pastry business!

**ALL three of these new Aggies were coached by Aggie Alumni, Sara Buie Cowley either in club or high school soccer.

Friday, February 11, 2011

2011 New Aggie: Kassidi Nudd

Here is our third new Aggie of the six 2011 newcomers! More on the last three coming soon!

2011 New Aggie: Kassidi Nudd
Hometown: St. Jacob, Illinois
High School: Triad High School
Position: Goalkeeper
Places Kassidi has traveled: Ireland, England, St. Martins, Puerto Rico, Bahammas, St. Thomas
Fun facts about Kassidi: She is a referee, a special olympics volunteer, and a head junior board member of a museum
Awards Kassidi has won: American Presidential Volunteer award, National Youth Leader, All-State First Chair in Band

Monday, February 7, 2011

2011 New Aggies: Kylie Dibb and Brooke Larsen

Here are two of the six 2011 Aggies who will be joining USU Soccer in 2011! Posts on the other four are coming soon....

2011 New Aggie: Kylie Dibb
Hometown: American Fork, Utah
High School: American Fork High School
Position: Midfielder
Some Cool Facts About Kylie: Kylie enjoys photography, watching movies, playing the wii, fishing, boating (tubing), people watching, hanging out with friends
Favorite Teams: Arsenal, Colts, Yankees
Favorite Foods: Steak and Chocolate milk

2011 New Aggie: Brooke Larsen

Hometown: Springville, Utah
High School: Springville HS
Position: Defender
Some cool facts about Brooke: Brooke ran track at Springville and her 4X400 team holds the current school record and she plays the piano
Favorite Team: FC Barcelona (and she got to visit the stadium in Barcelona!)
Favorite Athletes: Messi and Torres
Favorite TV Shows: Criminal Minds and House

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Get a taste of....THE SPECTRUM!

The Spectrum at Utah State University is any visiting team's worst nightmare. With over half of the seats reserved for the student body, and Wild Bill in his crazy costumes, the fans at Utah State are right up there with the Duke Crazies. This clip is from last night's game, aired on ESPN2...take a look for yourself...

Our Men's Basketball team is ranked 21st in the country and they have a couple more games that will be televised this season:

2/9 vs. Idaho at 9:05 PM MST on ESPN2
2/19 vs. St. Mary’s at 7:05 PM MST on ESPN2
3/2 vs. New Mexico State at 9:05 PM MST on ESPN 2