Jeni Willardson Viernes Athlete Profile

#18 Jeni Willardson Viernes

Positions: Midfielder, Forward Height: 5-9 Roster Years: 1999-2002 Hometown: Murray, UT Last School: Murray High School

Personal

  • Parents: Colleen and Tony 
  • Siblings: Eric, Katie, Lisa and Tina
  • Spouse: Spencer
  • Hobbies: Snowboarding, rock climbing

Before BYU

  • First-team All-State Player in 1998 
  • All-time leading scorer at Murray HS 
  • Member of Utah's ODP in 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999 
  • Region IV ODP Team in 1997 and 1998 
  • Club: Starz Extreme 
  • Summer 1999: Western Regional Champion with Utah Devastation Club

Stats

 

Year Games Played Shots Goals Assists Points
1999 25 36 7 4 18
2000 24 49 6 7 19
2001 22 56 7 7 21
2002 22 87 17 5 39
Career 93 228 37 23 97

            


1999 | Freshman Year

  • Played in all 25 games compiling seven goals and four assists for her 18 points from 36 shots on goal

2000 | Sophomore Year

  • Played in all 24 games starting in 11 
  • Tallied six goals and seven assists for her 19 points off of 49 shots 
  • MWC All-Tournament Team  
  • Was credited with seven assists for 21 points which ties for second best in points on the team 
  • Her first goal of the season came in the 52nd minute against Washington to give the BYU team a 1-1 overtime tie over the Huskies

2001 | Junior Year

  • Started in all 22 games totaling 21 points out of 56 shots with seven goals and seven assists
  • First-team All-Conference 
  • Soccer Buzz West Region Third Team 
  • Her seven goals were off 56 shot attempts during her junior season with the Cougars 
  • Her seven goals put her in third place in team scoring along with her third place finish in shots attempted

2002 | Senior Year

  • NSCAA West Region First Team  
  • Honored as the MWC Player of the Year  
  • All-MWC First Team  
  • MWC All-Tournament Team 
  • Soccer America College Women's Team of the Week  
  • Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week 
  • Twice tabbed as MWC Player of the Week 
  • Won the Cougar Club's Leona Holbrook Spirit of Sport Award
  • Scored two goals on seven shots in season opener to lead Cougars over No. 3 Portland, 2-1 
  • Credited with assist to Krissa Reinbold for game winner vs. Cal-State Northridge 
  • Game-winning goal vs. Montana  
  • Fifth goal of season was game-winner against Air Force  
  • Grabbed another game-winner vs. Wyoming in 1-0 win 
  • Assisted on game winner vs. New Mexico  
  • Assist in 3-2 win over No. 23 Notre Dame  
  • Two goals in 3-2 win over UNLV 
  • Scored in first 90 seconds vs. SDSU to put BYU up 1-0 
  • Again scored opening goal vs. Weber State to create 1-0 lead
  • Bagged her sixth game-winning goal on a one-timer that gave BYU 2-0 lead over No. 24 and eventual win
  • Goal vs. SDSU in 9-2 MWC tourney win 
  • Incredible four-goal performance gave Cougars 5-1 win over New Mexico in MWC tourney championship and stands as the school record for most goals in a game
  • Kneed in unlikely goal with only 11 second left vs. Utah in NCAA first round to send game into OT  
  • Finished the year with a team-high 17 goals as well as five assists