Monday, June 4, 2018

Sophomore Jaden Auger Again a Mustang

 Jaden Auger a 2017 Northridge High graduate from South Weber Utah has again signed a National Letter of Intent to play collegiate soccer for the Mustangs of Western Wyoming Community College.

As a freshman Jaden made her presence felt.  She played a lot of minutes in the midfield for the record setting 2017 team.  During her first year with Western Jaden had 27 Shots, 1 Goal, 1 Assist, 11 Fouls, 18 Starts and 48 Halves Played.  Jaden played in every half of her first season.  She was very durable and reliable as a player.

Auger also is a superb in the classroom.  Jaden earned a spot on the Dean's Honor Roll both the fall of 2017 and the spring of 2018.  Jaden is planning on graduating in the spring of 2019 with an Associates Degree in Education.
The winter of 2017 and the spring of 2018 was good for Jaden as a soccer player.  Jaden improved her core strength while continuing to work on her soccer skills.  Jaden was a starter in all four of the 2018 spring scrimmages.  Jaden scored a goal in the second to last scrimmage.

Western Wyoming is excited to have this tenacious competitor back for a second season.  Welcome back Jaden Auger.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Kaitlyn Pryor Back for Second Year at WWCC

A Nation Letter of Intent for collegiate soccer was signed by Kaitlyn Pryor of Layton Utah, a 2017 graduate of Northridge High, for Western Wyoming Community College.

Kaitlyn was a very productive member of the squad during her first season for the Mustangs.  Kaitlyn quickly established herself as a starter on the back line as an outside back.  During the fall 2017 season Kaitlyn had the following stats; 9 Shots, 6 Fouls, 22 Starts and 48 Halves Played.  Pryor was on the field for almost all of WWCC's record of 573 consecutive minutes without allowing a goal.  She was also on the field for all 10 of our shutouts during the 2017 season.

During the winter of 2017 and spring 2018 Kaitlyn has continued to improve herself as a player.  Including in the improvements her ability to get forward from an outside back and add some additional offensive skills.  Pryor was a starter in our spring scrimmages when WWCC recorded another 3 shutouts and only allowed 1 goal in 4 scrimmages played.

Kaitlyn excels as a student, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA during her freshman year.  She was named to the President's Honor Roll for both the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters.  She is on track to graduate with her Associates Degree in May of 2019.

Western hopes that Kaitlyn will continue to be an example of Good Person, Good Student and Good Athlete.  She volunteered for many community opportunities during her first year and was always willing to help out her teammates, team or the college as a whole.  Welcome back for a great sophomore year Kaitlyn.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Maylee Thompson - 2018 Western Wyo Soccer Sophomore

Maylee Thompson from Afton Wyoming and a 2017 Star Valley High School graduate has signed her second National Letter of Intent to play her sophomore year at Western Wyoming Community College.

Maylee had an exceptional freshman year.  Maylee was awarded for her hard work with being recognized on the 2nd team All-Region IX soccer team.  Maylee's freshman campaign was filled with many highlights including these stats; 55 Shots, 8 Goals, 5 Assists, 7 Fouls, 22 Starts and 48 Halves Played.

Thompson also is a dedicated student.  She earned her spot on the Dean's Honor Roll both in the fall and the spring semesters.  And should easily graduate with her Associates Degree from Western in May of 2019.

In the spring scrimmage season Maylee really came out as a leader in action and word for the Mustangs.  In the four spring scrimmages Maylee scored six goals and tallied an assist.  The Mustangs only scored 9 goals in the spring and Thompson was a part of seven of those scores.  Maylee still has one spring scrimmage season to go but is already the Mustang's all-time leading spring scorer and  offensive points leader.

Maylee's sophomore year should be just brilliant.  We are expecting her to continue to climb on the WWCC Career List as she is already in the top 10 after one season for goals, assists and shots.  Welcome back Maylee.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Madeline Kendrick - WWCC Sophomore Keeper

 Madeline Kendrick from Hooper Utah as signed her National Letter of Intent to continue her soccer career at Western Wyoming Community College.

Maddy had a stellar freshman year that was cut a month short when she suffered an ankle injury in the match at Powell WY.  During her first year with the Mustangs Madeline compiled the following stats; 35 Saves, 17 Goals Allowed, 67.3 % Save Percentage, 6 Starts, 13 Halves Played, 1 Assist and 2 Shutouts.

Kendrick is a good student just recently being named to the WWCC Spring 2018 Dean's Honor Roll.  Maddy is on track to graduate in May of 2019 with an Associates from Western Wyoming CC.

In the off-season Madeline was able to recover from her injury and get herself in soccer shape.  In the spring scrimmage season Kendrick was the primary keeper used by the WWCC team.  In the spring of 2018 Maddy had 14 saves, allowed 1 goal a 93.33% save percentage.  She was the keeper as the team won 3 of the 4 spring scrimmages.  Maddy had 3 shutouts this spring.

As a sophomore we expect continued great play from Maddy as a keeper.  She is a great ambassador for the WWCC soccer team as a person, student and athlete.  So glad to have Madeline Kendrick as a Mustang again.

Spring 2018 Honor Roll

Congratulations to the following players who have or will soon be placed on the honor roll at Western Wyoming Community College after the spring 2018 semester.

Dean's Honor Roll (3.25 - 3.99)
Jessica Arevalo
Jaden Auger
Emma Barnes
Jaclyn Edwards
Jordan Gibson
Madeline Kendrick
Britney Nisson
Maylee Thompson

Presidential Honor Roll (4.0)
Brooke Foster
Tessa Herbert                                                       
                                                                                 Kaitlyn Pryor

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

2018 Recruit from SVHS - Taya Merrell

Taya Merrell a recent graduate from Star Valley High School in Afton Wyoming has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs Wyoming.

Recently Taya Merrell was named to the 3A West All Conference team and was also named to the 1st Team 3A All-State team for Wyoming because of her efforts during her senior year.

Merrell moved from Washington state to Star Valley her sophomore year.  She was a member of the varsity SVHS Lady Braves soccer team for all 3 of her years in Afton.  Taya lettered every year as a Lady Brave.  With SVHS, Taya competed in the WHSAA 3A State tournament every years of her Wyoming high school career.  She helped SVHS come home with two 6th place finishes and a 5th place finish at the WHSAA State Cup.  Taya was a captain of the 2018 Star Valley Soccer team.  As an underclassman she was able to play with Maylee Thompson who will be a sophomore on the WWCC team in fall of 2018.  Taya says that she, "cannot wait to play with her again".  As a senior Taya lead her team in goals and assists.  Merrell had 5 goals and 6 assists in 2018.

Taya would like to be a Social Worker.  She said that in high school, "I had the opportunity to work with the children with special needs and learned many greats skills that will help further my career in social work."

We expect many great things from Taya as a person, student and a player.  Merrell will most likely play as a midfielder for the Mustangs but would also make a dependable outside forward when called upon.  Welcome aboard!

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Kylee Manning - WWCC Women's Soccer 2018 Recruit

Kylee Manning from Hooper UT and  Fremont High School has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College.

Kylee attended an open tryout at the WWCC campus in Rock Springs during the winter months and showed off her skills.  Manning especially excelled on the offensive end.  Kylee could compete right away for Western for playing time and a starting position on the forward line.  The 2017 Mustang team graduates 4 forwards from the team (Madisyn Cantrell, Kenzie Lucas, Brooke Foster and Britney Nisson

As a freshman at FHS, Kylee played varsity soccer for the Lady Silver Wolves and helped them to the second round of the UHSAA playoffs that year.  After her first high school year she has devoted herself to the Utah Avalanche ECNL team and has played for them starting as a U14 until U19. 

Kylee is also an accomplished student earning a spot on the High Honor Roll every year that she has been in high school.  She also will come to WWCC with a 4.0 college GPA as Kylee has taken some college and concurrent class while at FHS.

Western is thrilled to have a player of Kylee's caliber to join our team and wish her the best as she starts her post secondary education and college soccer career.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Kaylee Giles Adds to WWCC 2018 Recruiting Class

Kaylee Giles a student and soon to be graduate from Morgan High School in Morgan Utah has signed her National Letter of Intent to play women's soccer at Western Wyoming Community College.

Kaylee is a midfielder who came to the Rock Springs campus of WWCC and impressed all with her touch, accurate passing, positioning and tenaciousness.  Giles will fill an immediate need for Western who will soon graduate a couple of players from a tough 2017 Mustang Midfield.  Kaylee feels comfortable as a defensive center midfielder but can also play as an attacking midfielder or even an outside mid.

In high school Kaylee earned a varsity letter winner three times, during her sophomore, junior and senior years. All three of those season the Lady Trojans of MHS earned a spot in the 3A UHSAA State Soccer Tournament.  During her senior year Kaylee was an instrumental part of the MHS run towards a state championship.  MHS with Kaylee Giles won the fall 2017 Girl's 3A Soccer Championship.  Kaylee was a captain of the Lady Trojans.

Kaylee is an excellent student and even received her Certified Nursing Assistant License in February while still in high school.  Western is so excited to add Kaylee to the team and look forward to seeing her help lead the Mustangs to new heights in 2018 and beyond.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Makenzie Millward WWCC Recruiting Class of 2018

 Makenzie Millward from Lehi Utah and a soon to be graduate of Lehi High has signed her National Letter of Intent to play collegiate women's soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Makenzie came to a tryout at WWCC in the winter and impressed the coaching staff with her soccer and athletic abilities.  She had an impressive 40 yard dash time and showed great quickness.  Millward impressed in her tryout after a slow start.  She has a good left foot and an nose for the goal and how to get into the attack.

Makenzie played with the Lady Pioneers of Lehi High and was a two year letter winner.  Her senior year with LHS, Makenzie scored two goals.  Makenzie helped her high school team to a 4A state tournament appearance.  She was also voted as her team MVP during her sophomore year.

Makenzie also played club soccer with Utah Arsenal SC.  We at Western Wyoming believe that Makenzie could play a couple of roles with the 2018 Mustang team.  With her good speed and left foot she could fit in well as an outside/left sided forward.  Millward might also find time as an outside midfielder as a future Mustang.

Makenzie is also a great student and has achieved honor roll every year since her 7th grade year.  Congrats to Makenzie in signing with WWCC and good luck to her in her future with the Mustang Soccer team.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Claire Cobabe Signs with the Mustangs

 Claire Cobabe from Malad Idaho and a soon to be graduate from Bear River High has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer for the Mustangs of Western Wyoming Community College.

Claire has played soccer for 12 years of her life.  She has played as a center midfielder and a center back. She came to the Western Wyoming campus during the winter and showed off her athletic ability and soccer skills. 

Cobabe played at two different high schools in her career, during her freshman year she made the Southeastern Idaho All Area Team.  This team includes schools and players from all divisions of SE Idaho schools (1A - 5A).  Her final years of high school were played at Bear River High in Garland UT.  Cobabe was voted as a defensive MVP for her team.

Besides playing with her high school teams Claire also played with the Logan Lynx club team.  While attending a soccer camp at Idaho State University she was voted as the MVP of the ISU soccer camp.

Along with being an outstanding soccer player Cobabe is also a tremendous student who has maintained a 3.9 GPA during her high school days.  A feat that Claire is also very proud of is being the youngest finisher ever in the Pony Express 50 mile trail run.

Western Wyoming is very excited to have Claire Cobabe join our soccer family and tradition for the years to come.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Syracuse Sends WWCC Abbie Riley

Abbie Riley from Syracuse Utah and a soon to be graduate from Syracuse High has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Abbie came to campus of WWCC for a tryout in the winter and impressed the coaching staff with her play, awareness on the field and toughness.  Abbie is a defender by nature and is best suited to play as an outside back.  Outside back is one of the top needs for Western Wyoming to fill as the Mustangs will graduate both Jessica Arevalo and Kelsey Moffitt.

While at Syracuse High Abbie lettered during her Junior and her Senior year.   Riley also logged 1400 varsity minutes during her senior campaign. During her senior year in the fall of 2017 Abbie and her Syracuse teammates had a record of 17 - 3 - 0 and were Utah 6A Region 1 Champions.  Along with the regular season success the SHS Titans also advanced all the way to the 6A UHSAA Soccer Championships played at Rio Tinto Stadium.  In the finals Syracuse was defeated for a second place finish.

We at Western are so excited to add such a quality young lady, student and soccer player.  We really feel that Abbie will fit into the WWCC Women's soccer program both as a person and a player.  Congrats to Abbie and good luck during your playing career for the Mustangs of Western Wyoming.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

McKay Smith Joins WWCC Soccer

 McKay Smith from Draper Utah and a soon to be graduate from Corner Canyon High School has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Smith is a defender who was nicknamed the brick wall by several coaches and players due to her ability to stop attacks from the opposition.  McKay has played with the club teams Ajax and Joga.  She both captained and anchored her teams.  With her club teams Smith has played in the following tournaments; Nomads in San Diego CA, Vegas Cup, President's Cup in Mesquite NV, Icebreakers in St. George and taking first place in the local Mayor's Cup.  Through her club team experiences she has grown in a great team player who is a hard worker.  McKay is also able to be versatile on the pitch as she
has played a defensive and attacking midfielder.

Besides soccer McKay has participated in National Honors Society, been on the high school honor roll all four years and been a member of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community  Leaders of America).

As a member of the Corner Canyon High School track team Smith has qualified for the UHSAA state track meets in both the 100 meter and the 200 meter sprints.  She was a letter winner in track at CCHS.

McKay plays the cello in the CCHS Chamber Orchestra and in District Honors Orchestra.  She has competed in Regional Solo Ensembles for several years.  Smith has also served on the Orchestra Student Council.

McKay said, "I enjoyed volunteering and serving as team manager for the HS Boy's Basketball team as well as working for Draper City as a referee for basketball, flag football and soccer.  I really look forward to being a part of Western's team."  Western is very excited to have McKay as a member of the 2018 squad and look forward to adding to the WWCC Women's soccer both on and off of the field.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Lizzy Clark from Malad Idaho Signs with WWCC

 Lizzy Clark a senior at Malad High in Malad ID has signed her National Letter of Intent to play college soccer at Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.

Lizzy plays as a forward and had a great career for the Malad Lady Dragons.  During her junior season, fall of 2016, she scored 15 goals and added 15 assists.  She has proven herself to be a prolific goal scorer and a great team player - setting up her teammates for their chances at the goal.  Lizzy was named to the Idaho State Journal All Area Honorable Mention team twice, both after her junior and freshman year.  Three times in her high school career the MHS soccer team finished in second place for the district title.

Clark also played club soccer for the Logan Lynx in Logan UT.  Lizzy has participated in the following tournaments; Park City, Cache Valley Cup, Utah Summer Games and the Wasatch Classic Soccer Tournament.

Academics are another area of strength for Lizzy Clark.  She maintains a near perfect GPA in her high school career.  She is a 4 year honor roll student.  Lizzy is an active member of the National Honor Society.

At Western we feel that Lizzy will add greatly to our 2018 attack and beyond.  She possesses the talent to work as an outside forward, outside midfielder, center mid or center forward.  Her ability to pass, create chances for herself and others and the skill of putting the ball into the net will make Lizzy a great asset to the Mustangs.  WWCC graduates a lot of their forward line from their 2nd best attacking year in program history - Kenzie Lucas, Madisyn Cantrell, Katelin Nielson, Brooke Foster and Britney Nisson have exhausted their eligibility and will be moving onto new schools, teams and adventures in the fall of 2018.  We are excited to have signed such a great person, student and soccer player to the Western Wyo Women's Soccer team, congrats to Lizzy and future as a Mustang.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

1st Recruit of 2018 - Markell Freeman

Markell Freeman has signed her National Letter of Intent for Women’s Soccer to play for Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs WY.  Markell is from Honeyville Utah and will graduate from Box Elder High in Brigham City UT this spring.

Freeman is a goalkeeper and will join two returning keepers for one of the most talented group of shot stoppers in the region.  Returning for the Mustangs in 2018 in goal will be Lindsey Lemmons and Madeline Kendrick.  In 2017 the WWCC team was 21st in the NJCAA with 9 shutouts and 61st in the NJCAA with 96 saves.

Markell has enjoyed a wealth of success with her past teams.  With the L30 Crush Blue Club team she was part of the 2014 President’s Cup National Champions.  Markell was also a member of the President’s Cup Regional Champions in 2015 and 2016.  Freeman also participated as a Utah 4A State semifinalist with Box Elder in 2015.

Along with her team and club accomplishments her talent, hard work and dedication has not gone unnoticed, as she has picked up several individual awards.  Markell was named to the Northern Utah All-Area team in 2015, 2016 and 2017.  She was part of the Utah ODP in 2013, 2014 and 2015.  With the Box Elder Lady Bees she earned a varsity letter in all 4 years of her high school career.  In 2016 she was named the BEHS most valuable player.  Freeman was named the defensive most valuable player for BEHS during her senior season of 2017.  In 2017 the Salt Lake Tribune also named her to the 5A Honorable Mention All-State team.

Markell Freeman is a tall, athletic keeper who commands her box and can make acrobatic saves if called upon.  Western Wyoming is so happy to add her to the 2018 roster, as we know she can help the team both her freshman and sophomore years.  We look forward to a very promising WWCC soccer career for Markell Freeman.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

2017 Team Awards

Mustang Pride - Brooke Foster

Defensive MVP - Jessica Arevalo

Offensive MVP - Kenzie Lucas

Workhorse of Year - Katelin Nielson

Team MVP - Jaclyn Edwards