What an exciting last four-five weeks for Aggie Soccer! As most of you know, we went 5-1-1 in conference earning the WAC Regular Season Championship...with our last day being on Senior Day where we recognized five of our seniors: Shantel Flanary, Molli Merrill, Chandra Salmon-Christensen, Marissa Sanchez, and Summer Tillotson. We then went on to sweep the WAC awards at the WAC banquet with five players earning 1st Team All-WAC, two players earning 2nd Team ALL-WAC, and coaches of the WAC voted the following awards to members of USU Soccer: Freshman of the Year (Taryn Rose), Defensive Player of the Year (Natalie Norris), Offensive Player of the Year (Shantel Flanary) and Coach of the Year (Heather Cairns). Then the team went on to perform an "on the field" sweep of the WAC Tournament beating Fresno State in the finals 1-0 with goal by freshman Jade Tarver, earning the program's first NCAA appearance! We played Auburn University in Auburn, AL with a strong showing for our first round of the NCAA tournament. We lost 2-1, with goal scored by Kendra Pemberton. Every member of our USU Soccer family came away this season extremely proud of our accomplishments and hungry for more in the upcoming seasons! Thank you to all of our fans, family, friends and fellow Aggies for your support this season!
We did it! The team earned both the WAC regular season title as well as the WAC Tournament title and we have earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament! NCAA bracket comes out today at 2:30pm and can be viewed at NCAA.com. Way to go Aggies!