Friday, April 29, 2011

2011 Alumni Day!

Last Saturday, the Utah State Soccer program welcomed back close to 40 alumni for our annual Alumni event. Before games began, the program honored two of its 10 year alumni from the class of 2000, Ashley Cracroft and Heather Cox. The alumni, current players, staff, and families of alumni and players had a great time! Thank you to all of the alumni who came out for the event! We hope to see you next year!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Lots of Updates!

Hello Aggie Fans! Below you will find several updates from events happening this spring with our team! Last Saturday we had our annual Alumni event where we welcomed back close to 40 alumni. Everyone had a blast and an official blog post with pictures is on its way, so check back soon!

Boise Games!

The team headed up to Boise on April 16th for two games vs. Montana and Boise State. We came out with ties in both games with the only goal of the weekend scored by freshman Mari Miyashiro assisted by Shantel Flanary. On the way up to Boise, the team made bracelets for patients at Primary Children's hospital and inbetween our games, the team and families enjoyed a lunch in the backyard of sophomore Rachel Feuz's parents' home!

Whitesides Student-Athlete Banquet

The Whitesides banquet is a time to honor student-athletes at Utah State who have had high performance in the classroom. This year, Utah State honored 192 student-athletes who have earned a 3.2 GPA or higher over the past two semesters. 17 of our players were honored at the Whitesides Banquet and USU Soccer took 2nd behind Women's Track and Field for overall team GPA. Each student athlete was given a book called "5" which focuses on setting goals in their next pursuit for their future endeavors. Congratulations to our girls, and all of the other Whitesides honoree for their high performance in the classroom!

Ashlyn Mulford in Dancing with the USU Stars!

Sophomore Goalkeeper Ashlyn Mulford was chosen as one of the participants in the annual Dancing with the USU Stars! She danced the Rumba, received a standing ovation from her team at the end of her performance with high marks from the judges scoring a 25 out of 30. Great job Ashlyn!

Wacky Small Sided!

Every spring, the team ends off the spring season with the annual Wacky Small Sided game. The team is divided into four groups, who then choose a theme for their team, and they arrive on the day of Wacky Small Sided making their grand entrances dressed as their chosen theme. This year, we had the shepherds herding their sheep, the "sisters with a mister," pantomimes, and the blue man group! After making their entrances, and taking pictures, the team plays in a small sided tournament in their costumes! It is always a day we look forward to and a fun way to finish off the spring!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Aggies Get Out into the Community!

Last Wednesday night, the team participated in a District 7 Soccer Academy for youth soccer players ages 4-8. The girls had a blast coaching, playing with and cheering on the kids. And the kids...well, let's just say they came home on cloud 9 with their t-shirts and jerseys autographed, and soccer balls from the Aggies after spending time with them! Some pics are below and you can click on the following link for a video of the evening made by Infinity Soccer Club's DOC Jeff Ginn.

Video of Aggies at D7 Soccer Academy

Friday, April 15, 2011

Women's Soccer Honored by University President's Wife, Joyce Albrecht

On Tuesday night, the women's soccer team was honored, along with women's volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, and cross country. Joyce Albrecht, wife of USU President, Stan Albrecht, held a reception in honor of the teams who had successes to celebrate this season. Women's Soccer definitely had a few successes, including winning their 2nd WAC regular season championship in three years!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

ATTENTION ALUMNI: Alumni Search Underway!!!!

Hello Alumni!
As we gear up for Alumni Day next week, we are missing information on several alumni and we need your help in contacting them! Below is a list of USU Soccer Alumni whom we have no contact info for. If you are still in touch with any of these members of our soccer family, please let them know about the Alumni event and please let Marla Nelson know their emails so I can contact them as well (if you don't feel comfortable passing on their email, when you contact them, just ask them to email Marla at If any of you find your name on this list, it is most likely because your maiden name is listed, not your married name. Please let me know that as well so we can update our records. Thanks so much!

Missing Alumni:

Heather Brown
Cami Cosgrave
Val Krogh
Chrissie Perrow
Julie Poprich
Stacie Vogt
Michaela Miller Hawes
Liz Cotter
Karen Neorr
Suzi McKinley
Catherine Jones
Brandi Griffiths
Katie Seaman
Amy Johnson
Nicole Harmer
Lindi Theurer
Kim Webb
Andrea Romney
Megan Tanner
Jayme Gordy Miller
Trina Morrison Hawkins