Monday, November 11, 2013

Cougs Win Back-to-Back WCC Titles

The BYU Women's Soccer team defeated St. Mary's 6-1 on Saturday to clinch a share of the WCC. The Cougs will share the title with Portland and Santa Clara.   Niki Fernandes scored in the 12th minute to tie the game, assisted by Marissa Nimmer.  Colette Jepson-Smith would assist Cloee Colohan for her sixth goal of the season.  In the 31st minute Sarah Chambers scored her first goal of the season.  Ashley Hatch would score her sixth goal of the season in the 58th minute assisted by Nimmer.  In the 67th minute Rachel Manning scored and Kyleigh would finish the scoring with a goal assisted by Gel Adams. 


The Cougars await Monday’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show, which will announce their spot in the tournament and their next game. The Selection Show will be streamed on Monday, 11/11/13 at at 2:30 p.m. MST. 

The Cougs also had their annual Halloween practice:





Athletic Director - Tom Holmoe

2014 Recruits 

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cougs Beat USF, and Jen Wins Her 300th Game!

Jen's 300th Win

What an awesome night. . . the Cougs are in California where they will battle both USF and Santa Clara.  The girls have been working hard, and had their first WCC Conference game last night against USF. The Cougs came out hard, and Niki Fernandes put a goal away in the first 5 minutes of the game, assisted by Cloee Colohan and Ashley Hatch.  Cloee scored a sick goal outside of the box in the 40th minute to put the Cougs up 2-0, she was assisted by Kyleigh Royal.  

Cory and Stacy Anderson
(Lo's Parents)
We love them so much!

Sweet Charlene Lui
Legendary Alumni 

This win marked Jennifer Rockwood's 300th win!! Here is some information about Jen's legacy:

Only four D-I coaches have won 300 games or more at only one university (Anson Dorrance, UNC; Len Tsantiris, UConn; John Daly, William & Mary; Phil Pincince, Brown). All of them have been with their programs since they started NCAA competition. Coach Rockwood will be the fifth.

Coach Rockwood is the fifth winningest coach at a single university, and is fourth in winning percentage having coached at one university. She is 7th in winning percentage and 16th in career victories all-time in D-I and is 30th and 33rd over all divisions.

In divisions I, II and III dating back to 1977, 31 coaches have reached 300 wins, coach Rockwood will be the 32nd in all divisions and 16th in D-I. Only 10 have made it to 400 (4 have made it in D-I, Santa Clara's coach is the 10th, it happened in their last game).

A day in San Fran - Niki and Kyleigh 

Aleisha, Carolyn, Jen, Bug

The Cougs will face-off with #16 ranked Santa Clara on Saturday, October 12th at 1PM, Buckshaw Stadium!


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Cougs Lose First Game At Home

The Cougs just returned from their road trip in Eugene, Oregon, where they battled through 2 overtime periods to bring home a tie with the Ducks.  The rolled in Friday night, took the night off and then got ready to face off with UC Irvine.  

Rachel, Cat and Niki getting ready for the game

South Field was filled with over 4,500 fans, and it was a beautiful night for a game! The Cougs came out strong and had a few good looks at the goal. The Cougs couldn't find the net, and Irvine was able to sneak one by in the last 30 seconds of regulation.  The Cougs are now 4-1-1, and will return home on Thursday, September 19th at 7 PM where they will host Oklahoma.  Be sure to be there early to cheer on the Cougs! 



Friday, September 6, 2013


Beautiful Baton Rouge


The Cougs are home from their first road trip in Baton Rouge, Lousianna.  They came home with a big win over the LSU Tigers! It was a beautiful night, and the Tigers would start off the scoring with 24 minutes left in the half.  The Cougs would answer back with a goal from Colette Jepson-Smith 3 minutes later, assisted by Michelle Murphy.  The Tigers would score again with 12 minutes left in the half, and once again, the Cougs answered back with a goal from Ashley Hatch 1 minute later.  The Cougs and the Tigers would finish the half tied at 2-2. 

Practice before the game

The second half was just as exciting, and the Cougs came out fired up.  Rachel Manning scored an awesome goal at the 20 minute mark, assisted by Elena Medeiros.  Paige Hunt would finish the night off with the 4th goal with 7 minutes left in the half, assisted by Ashley Hatch and Sarah Chambers.  The girls worked hard and head home to prepare for Utah on Friday, September 6th! Make sure you get tickets, last game was a sold out crowd of 5,100!!

A typical day at the grocery store for the Cougs

Mike the LSU tiger

Colette and Kyleigh 

The Freshmen 

BYU Goals 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

BYU Takes Down Cal State Fullerton 3-1

BYU took on Cal State Fullerton this weekend for their home opener! The Cougs almost put one away in the first minute of the game off a header from Colette Jepson-Smith, but Cal State came up with a big save from the keeper, Lindsey Maricic!  The Cougs put the first goal of the game away in the 26th minute. Paige Hunt sent a free kick into the box and Rachel Manning was there to head it in.  Ashley Hatch put the second goal away in the 48th minute on a breakaway, assisted by Cloee Colohan, her second goal of the season.  Cal State put a goal away in the 74th minute, and the Cougs answered right back in the 78th minute off a penalty kick by Rachel Manning. 

The Cougs play Nebraska, Saturday, August 31st at 7PM! 

The BYU Women's Soccer Team also had an awesome opportunity to be a part of Amber's Make A Wish experience.  Amber came to the Cougar Kickoff last week to meet the BYU Soccer Team and to hang out.  They played soccer, put Erica Owens in the dunk tank, good work Amber :) and played some soccer. 

It was an amazing experience and the girls really enjoyed getting to know Amber and her family.  They announced her wish, a Caribbean Cruise, at the Cougar Kick-Off!  Thanks for letting us be a part of your wish! 



@ 7 PM 


Sunday, August 18, 2013

BYU Hosts HaitI National Team

The BYU Cougars had the opportunity to host and play the Haiti National Team on Friday night.  What an amazing opportunity to be able to meet the girls from the Haiti National Team and learn more about them and their culture.  We were able to have dinner with the team before our game Friday night, and they are such an awesome group of girls, they had us laughing all night long.  I am pretty sure they had some better dance moves than we did . . . 

BYU defeated Haiti in their international friendly 5-0 Friday night.  The Cougs first goal came from Cloee Colohan, assisted by Colette Jepson-Smith. The Cougs second goal was a beautiful header by Rachel Manning, assisted by Colette and Jaiden Thornock.  Ashely Hatch, our incoming freshmen, had her first college goal in the 39th minute and Marissa Nimmer knocked in her first goal of the season. Cloee finished the game with two goals, after she scored a free kick that bounced of both posts and the crossbar.  

Both Haiti and the Cougs played a great game, and the girls are looking forward to their first regular game of the season. The Cougs host Cal State Fullerton, Friday, August 23 @ 7 PM. 

Thank you Haiti for coming to South Field, we enjoyed having you, and look forward to watching you continue your journey to the World Cup!  


Wednesday, August 14, 2013


The Cougs battled hard last night agains each other, and ended their Blue & White game 1-1.  Colette Jepson-Smith and Cloee Colohan were the only Cougs to find the back of the net Tuesday night! The girls are back on South Field today working hard for their first pre-season game.  Make sure you come out to support the Cougs as the face the Haiti National Team on Friday, August 16th and 7 PM! 



@ 7 PM