Thursday, August 8, 2019

Welcome the 2019 Mustangs

#2 - Kylee Manning - Sophomore - Forward

#3 - Sydney Simmons - Freshman - Defense

#4 - Kassidee Jeppesen - Freshman - Defense

#5 - Alison Boman - Freshman - Midfield

#6 - Abbie Riley - Sophomore - Defense

#7 - Vanessa De Leon - Freshman - Midfield

#8 - McKay Smith - Sophomore - Defense

#9 - Porter Brown - Freshman - Defense

#10 - Karly Conolly - Freshman - Midfield/Forward

#13 - Jenna Proctor - Freshman - Midfield/Defense

#14 - Lizzy Clark - Sophomore - Forward

#15 - Lexi Chenoweth - Freshman - Forward

#16 - Taya Merrell - Sophomore - Midfield

#17 - Michaelee Wisniewski - Freshman - Defense

#18 - Markell Freeman - Sophomore - Keeper

#21 - Hayden Rupe - Freshman - Forward

#23 - Kloe Swallow - Freshman - Defense

#25 - Graist Greener - Freshman - Midfield/Forward
#26 - Cassie Southwick - Freshman - Midfield/Defense

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sophomore Abbie Riley Rejoins the WWCC Team

 Abbie Riley is set to play her second year of soccer for the Western Wyoming Mustangs.  Abbie is a 2018 graduate of Syracuse High in Syracuse UT.

Abbie was a mainstay on the Mustangs from the start of the 2018 season.  She played almost all of her minutes as a right back.  In her freshman year she totaled; 10 Shots, 3 Assists, 5 Fouls, 25 Starts and 50 Halves Played.  Abbie started every scrimmage and match of her first year wearing the Red, Black and White.

Abbie has done a fantastic job of putting her studies first, she is most definitely on track to graduate in May of 2020 with her Associate's Degree from WWCC.  In her first full season Riley received an award for being on the Academic All Region Team and also for being 2nd Team Academic All American.

Abbie continued to play well in the spring scrimmage season for the Mustangs providing stability and an ability to attack from a wide defensive position.  She has developed her leadership skills on the pitch and added onto her offensive capability.

Western expects Abbie to continue her high level of play during her sophomore year and lead the Mustangs onto another chance to compete for a Region IX title and beyond.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Sophomore Defender - McKay Smith with Western

 McKay Smith will return to play her sophomore season of soccer for the Western Wyoming Community College Mustangs.

During her first season in Rock Springs McKay was usually the first defender off of the bench for the Mustangs as either an outside back or a center back.  In the fall of 2019 McKay had 3 Shots, 1 Foul, 2 Starts and 34 Halves Played.  She possess good height and speed which makes it easy for her to play either in the center of the back line or on the outside.  She even hit the field a few times in the fall season as a forward.

In the classroom McKay does a great job with a GPA over 3.0 for the spring semester and overall for her first year.  She is on track to graduate from Western Wyoming in the spring of 2020.

In the spring of 2019 McKay took on a role as a freshman spring captain.  She did a good job of leading by example.  Smith took this extra responsibility seriously and helped guide the team to be better and more cohesive.  The spring scrimmages were good for McKay.  She played both as an outside back and a center back for the Mustangs again.  The majority of her time was spent as a center back.  She excelled in this role and in the opportunity to grow as a player.  McKay is expected to see plenty of field time this fall and help direct the Mustangs back towards the Region IX playoffs and a run at back to back Region IX Championships.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Western Wyo Women's Soccer Named a NJCAA Academic Team for 2018-2019

The Western Wyoming Women's Soccer team was named as a NJCAA Academic Team for the 2018-2019 season.  For a team to be recognized the teams overall GPA needs to be above 3.0.

The Mustangs had an overall GPA for the academic year at 3.36.  This was the 16th best GPA for all of NJCAA Women's Soccer.  There were 228 teams eligible for this award.  Meaning the Mustangs were in the top 7% of teams for GPA.

This is the 8th time that WWCC women's soccer has received this award, including three years in a row.

Great job Western Women's Soccer.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Eleven Mustangs Earn Academic Awards for 2018-2019

Academic All Region is having a 3.25 GPA or higher for the school year with 24 or more credits of 1000 level courses or higher.

Academic All American - 1st Team 4.0, 2nd Team 3.8 - 3.99, 3rd Team 3.6 - 3.79 all with 24 or more credits of 1000 level courses or higher.

Jaden Auger - Sophomore - Academic All Region

Emma Barnes - Sophomore - Academic All Region

MaKayla Barnes - Sophomore - Academic All Region

Lizzy Clark - Freshman - Academic All Region, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic All American

Jaclyn Edwards - Sophomore - Academic All Region, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic All American

Madeline Kendrick - Sophomore - Academic All Region, 3rd Team NJCAA Academic All American

Kylee Manning - Freshman - Academic All Region, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic All American

Taya Merrell - Freshman - Academic All Region

Kaitlyn Pryor - Sophomore - Academic All Region, 1st Team NJCAA Academic All American

Abbie Riley - Freshman - Academic All Region, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic All American

Maylee Thompson - Sophomore - Academic All Region, 2nd Team NJCAA Academic All American

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Taya Merrell Returner for WWCC Women

Taya Merrell a soon to be sophomore at Western Wyoming Community College will be returning to play soccer for the Mustangs.

Taya had a highly successful freshman campaign wearing the red and black.  Taya is very versatile in her skills and abilities and played every field position during the course of the fall 2018 season.  She compiled the following stats; 9 Shots, 1 Goal, 2 Assists, 6 Fouls, 3 Starts and 50 Halves Played.  Taya played in every half of every match during her first year.  She was often the first player off of the bench for the Mustangs.  She possesses good speed and a physical frame that helped her be a contributor for the Mustangs.  She was often used as an outside forward but also found time as a midfielder and a defender when the team needed her.

In the spring scrimmage season Taya continued to show off her versatility playing multiple positions in different scrimmages and situations for the Mustangs.  As we look to the fall 2019 season we know that Taya will be a difference maker for the Mustangs.  We are still unsure if she will have a permanent role in one position for the Mustangs or if she will continue to have differing jobs on the field depending on the opponent and situation.

Merrell did a great job in the classroom during her first year and earned a spot on the Academic All Region IX Team.  She also earned recognition on the Dean's Honor Roll both in the fall and spring semester.  Taya is on track to accomplish her academic goal at Western and receive her Associate's Degree in May of 2020.  We are happy to have Taya return and play one more year for Western. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Newcastle WY send us Kassidee Jeppesen

Kassidee Jeppesen who recently graduated from Newcastle High in Newcastle WY has decided to become part of the Western Wyoming Community College soccer team.

Kassidee was a member of the NHS varsity soccer team all four years of her career.  During that tenure she and her NHS teammates made the 3A WHSAA State tournament in 2016 and 2019.  Jeppesen was a team captain for the Dogies her junior and senior years.  During the 2019 spring season, her senior year, Kassidee scored a goal for Newcastle.  At the end of this season Kassidee was name to the 1st Team 3A East All Conference Team and to the 1st Team 3A All State Team.

Besides the soccer team, Kassidee was part of the NHS student council for two years.  She participated in the science fair for two years as well.  Jeppesen lettered in swimming during her senior year of high school.  Also in her final year at NHS Kassidee was awarded the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) for Aspirations in Computing.

Kassidee is a defender, who primarily played as a center back for her high school team.  Kassidee is a great fit for WWCC both on and off of the field.  We are excited to see her growth as a person and a soccer player in the next couple of years. Congrats Kassidee you will do great things at WWCC.

Friday, June 14, 2019

2019 Mustang - Rhylee Freeman - Morgan Utah

Rhylee Freeman will join the Western Wyoming Mustang Women's Soccer team.  Freeman has recently graduated from Morgan High in Morgan Utah.

Rhylee's high school career was full of success on a personal note and as a team.  Rhylee was a four time letter winner for Morgan High.  During her freshman and sophomore years the MHS team advanced to the UHSAA 3A State Tournament while losing to teams from St. George Utah in the quarterfinals.  Freeman's last two season saw the same team success a 3A State Championship.  Rhylee scored the opening goal in the 2017 state championship on a header from a corner kick in the 3rd minute of play.  At the end of the 2017 season Rhylee had tallied 14 goals with more than half of them being headers.  She was named to the the First Team All State along with being First Team All Region.  An injury slowed her down in her senior year as she was only able to play in 6 matches.  Rhylee was still a big part of her team with the injury as she was a big support to her teammates.

Rhylee has played soccer for 14 years.  She has been a part of several different comp teams that include; Rampage, Morgan and Wasatch.  With these teams she has competed in many tournaments and found success multiple times, winning the Vegas Cup in 2017 along with some Runners-Up in these competitions.

Academics are another strength for Rhylee as she has kept a GPA of 3.7 throughout her high school career. 

At Western we are excited to add Rhylee to the squad.  She will be a force to be reckoned with in the years to come.  We truly believe she will make an impact on the team right away as either a forward or even in the midfield.  She plays with an enormous work rate and is not afraid to challenge any ball in the air or on the ground.  Welcome to the Western Wyo Mustang family. 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Sophomore Returner - Lizzy Clark

Lizzy Clark completed her freshman season at Western Wyoming and will return for her sophomore season.  Lizzy comes to WWCC from Malad City Idaho.

Lizzy's freshmen year was good for her and the Mustangs.  Clark had the following stats during her first season at Western; 3 Shots, 1 Goal, 2 Fouls, 1 Start and 48 Halves Played.  Lizzy saw the bulk of her time as a freshman as a center forward.  Her work rate was very high and she created countless opportunities for the team.  She was usually one of the first three substitutes used in matches during the fall 2018 season.

During the winter and spring of 2019 Lizzy improved her soccer skills along with your physical abilities.  Clark was named as a spring 2019 captain and did well in that capacity.  For most of our spring scrimmages Lizzy played as an attacking midfielder using her great vision and play making abilities.

In the fall 2019 season we think that Lizzy will be a force to be reckoned with.  She has the skill and the desire to play a lot of minutes as a center forward, an outside forward or an attacking midfielder.  We look forward to seeing her hard work pay off.

Clark has been an academic power house.  During the fall 2018 semester she was on the Dean's Honor Roll and for the spring 2019 semester she was on the President's Honor Roll.  Lizzy is on track to graduate from WWCC with her Associate's Degree in December of 2019.

Welcome back Lizzy and good luck in your final season for Western Wyoming.

Friday, June 7, 2019

Returning Mustang Keeper - Markell Freeman

One of the most decorated freshman in the history of WWCC Women's soccer will return for her sophomore year.  Markell Freeman a 2018 Box Elder High graduate from Brigham City UT will again mind the nets for the Mustangs.

Markell earned many awards during her first year for Western Wyoming.  Freeman was named the 1st Team All Region IX keeper.  She was also named the Region IX 2018 Freshman of the Year.  Markell was also named the NJCAA Keeper of the week for the week starting October 22nd, after she earned shutouts in the Region IX semifinal and final.  During her freshman year she recorded 107 Saves, allowed 24 Goals, had a 81.6% Save Percentage, started 19 matched, played 39 halves, logged 1565 minutes played and recorded 8 Shutouts.  Markell led Region IX in NJCAA in saves, and save percentage.  Markell was also second in the Region in goals allowed average.  For the entire nation, Markell was 20th in the NJCAA for shutouts, 17th for minutes played, 43rd in goals allowed average, 32nd in saves, 28th in save percentage and 18th in wins.

The spring 2019 scrimmages were good for Markell as she played in all 5 scrimmages.  She played a total of 6 halves in the spring and did not allow a goal.  She had 15 saves and recorded 3.5 shutouts during the spring.

Markell is a good student who is on track to earn her Associate's Degree from Western in May of 2020.  Markell was part of the Dean's Honor Roll for both the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semesters.

During her sophomore year we expect Markell to continue her stellar play in the goal for the Mustangs and become a leader for the Western Wyo team.  Markell plans to continue her playing career after her time at Western.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Kylee Manning - Sophomore for 2019 Season

Kylee Manning will again be a part of the WWCC Mustang Soccer team during the 2019 - 2020 school year.  Kylee hails from Hooper Utah and was a 2018 graduate from Fremont High School.

During her freshman year Kylee was a regular starter for the Mustangs, usually playing at the center forward position.  Manning's play during the fall 2018 had her as the #3 goal scorer in Region IX North and #3 in Total Offensive Points in the North of Region IX NJCAA.  Her complete stats for the fall of 2018 were; 36 Shots, 8 Goals, 2 Assists, 21 Fouls, 24 Starts and 50 Halves Played.  Amazingly 5 of Kylee's goals in 2018 were Game Winning Goals.  She was in the top 21 in the NJCAA for game winning goals for her freshman year.

During the off-season and spring season Kylee continued to work on her craft as a soccer player trying to become stronger, faster and more skillfull.  She was even credited with an assist during one of the spring scrimmages.  She played in five scrimmages of the spring 2019 season.

Manning is doing a great job in the classroom as well.  She was named to the Dean's Honor Roll after the fall 2018 semester and was named to the President's Honor Roll after the spring 2019 semester.  Kylee is an Art major at WWCC.

Western is so happy to bring this wonderful player, student and soccer player back for one more year wearing the Red, Black and White of the Mustangs.