BYU Athletics Blog | 2012

Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall on Hermann Trophy Watch List

Aug 13, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 1:12 pm | Updated: August 15, 2012 8:33 am | Permalink

Forty-two men and 38 women have been identified as players to follow this season, as these individuals have been named to the Missouri Athletic Club’s (MAC) Hermann Trophy Watch Lists for 2012. Included on that list is BYU women's soccer defender Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall

The MAC Herman Trophy is the highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer presented annually in January during a banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis.

This is the second-straight year Cuthshall has been named to the Watch List. 

Cutshall is a two-time NSCAA All-American as BYU's anchor defender that helped to allow just 16 goals from opponents last season. In 2011, Cutshall netted four goals and took 20 shots. 

Each list will be narrowed down by NSCAA members from Division I programs to 15 semifinalists by November 29. Member coaches and fans will then vote for their top three choices and the finalists will be announced December 6. The winners will be announced at the awards’ banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club on Friday, Jan. 11.

Fellow WCC opponent Julie Johnston from Santa Clara joins Cutshall on the 38-person women's list. 

College Sports Madness Honors BYU

Aug 13, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 10:30 am | Updated: August 15, 2012 8:32 am | Permalink

College Sports Madness (CSM), an online sports destination that recently added women's soccer to its repertoire, has awarded three members of the BYU women's soccer team with preseason awards.

In their West Coast Conference preview, CSM named seniors Carlee Payne Holmoe and Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall as a part of their Preseason All-WCC First Team. On their Second Team, they included junior Rachel Manning. Below is a full list of the award winners.

College Sports Madness Preseason All-WCC Teams
First Team Second Team
Micaela Capelle, Portland Kaila Cameli, Portland
Sofia Huera, Santa Clara Emily Dillon, San Diego
Lynn Williams, Pepperdine Emma Dolcetti, Gonzaga
Carlee Payne Holmoe, BYU Anisa Guajardo, Pepperdine
Christina Moberg, San Francisco Danielle Weatherholt, Santa Clara
Mariah Butera, San Diego Caroline Kruez, Saint Mary's
Julie Johnston, Santa Clara Rachel Manning, BYU
Ellie Rice, Santa Clara Meleana Shim, Santa Clara
Michelle Pao, Pepperdine Meghan O'Rourke, San Diego
Kelsea Smith, Pepperdine Kendall Johnson, Portland
Etajha Gilmer, Loyola Marymount Dani Russell, San Diego
Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, BYU Kristin DeGrandmont, Pepperdine
Roxanne Barker, Pepperdine Molly Mettler, Santa Clara
Offensive Player of the Year Julie Johnston, Santa Clara
Freshman of the Year Danielle Weatherholt, Santa Clara
Defensive Player of the Year Roxanne Barker, Pepperdine
Coach of the Year Tim Ward, Pepperdine

LaVell Edwards Stadium video display coming along

Aug 10, 2012 - Posted by at 7:47 am | Updated: August 10, 2012 7:51 am | Permalink

Fans attending the BYU fall football scrimmage Thursday got a sneak peak of the new video display system at LaVell Edwards Stadium. 

The state-of-the-art ANC Sports Enterprises video display system includes 16mm surface mount LED video screens, each measuring 35 feet high by 50 feet wide. In addition, approximately 210 feet of LED ribbon flank both sides of each scoreboard, running across the top of the north and south end zones.

ANC is spearheading the engineering, manufacturing and installation of the LED display system. Driven by the VisionSOFT™ operating system, the new display system will be capable of synchronizing together as one theme or segmenting into different elements to provide fans with various information and entertainment content.

The video system will be in place for the 2012 season kickoff versus Washington State on Aug. 30 at 8:15 p.m.

Links to LaVell Edwards Stadium scoreboard webcams

Aug 09, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 3:52 pm | Updated: August 13, 2012 5:48 pm | Permalink

BYU recently set up a couple of webcams in LaVell Edwards Stadium to help in monitoring the installation progress of the new high-definition video wall displays. We thought Cougar Nation might be interested in a sneak peek. Here are the links…

http://128.187.10.203 (south scoreboard)

http://128.187.10.202 (north scoreboard)

A special thanks to ANC Sports Enterprises for its technical expertise and to Nu Skin Enterprises for it generous sponsorship of the new LED screens.

The host site has a limited viewer capacity, so if the feed doesn't load, please check back later. Also, please don't leave the page open for long periods of time, as this jams the system and prevents others from viewing.

For more information on the new displays, read the official release.

Thursday's Heroes, football team enjoy reunion

Aug 08, 2012 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 5:42 pm | Updated: August 8, 2012 5:45 pm | Permalink

Fifty-one different Thursday's Heroes gathered with their families and the BYU football team on Tuesday night for a reunion on the football practice fields. The approximately 500 people in attendance enjoyed a nice dinner and entertainment while catching up with each other. 

Every week during the football season, an individual or a family with special needs is identified and invited to attend a team practice. At the conclusion of the practice, “Thursday’s Hero” is introduced to Bronco Mendenhall and recognized by the team members in an informal ceremony that is always emotional and fulfilling; indeed Coach Mendenhall and the players are as strengthened and encouraged as the people they honor on a weekly basis. 

Check out below several photos from the reunion.

US Men's Volleyball Falls in Olympic Quarterfinals

Aug 08, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 3:32 pm | Permalink

After clinching the top seed in the tournament at the London Olympics, the defending champion U.S. men’s volleyball fell to Italy in straight sets in the quarterfinals Wednesday.

Former Cougars Rich Lambourne and Russell Holmes are members of the U.S. team. Lambourne and Holmes started at their respective positions of libero and middle blocker throughout their team's tournament run. 

Team USA reached the quarterfinals after topping Tunisia 25-15, 25-19, 25-19 Monday.

The fifth-ranked U.S. men weren’t considered among the medal favorites at the London Games, but they claimed silver in the recent World League tournament before opening the Olympics with dominate straight-set victories over Serbia and Germany.

The U.S. was in control for most of the first set and earned three set points at 24-23, 25-24 and 26-25. But Italy saved all three times as the Americans failed to dig out the Italian kills, then served an ace directly on the back line to claim the set 28-26.

Team USA never seemed to recover, falling behind by four-plus points in both subsequent sets and failing to seriously challenge down the stretch of either.

Since winning back-to-back golds in 1984 and 1988 and a bronze in 1992, Team USA will now go home without a medal for the fourth time in five Olympics. 

Links to LaVell Edwards Stadium scoreboard webcams

Aug 08, 2012 - Posted by Rachel Hawks at 1:21 pm | Updated: August 13, 2012 1:29 pm | Permalink

BYU recently set up a couple of webcams in LaVell Edwards Stadium to help in monitoring the installation progress of the new high-definition video wall displays. We thought Cougar Nation might be interested in a sneak peek. Here are the links…

http://128.187.10.203 (south scoreboard)

http://128.187.10.202 (north scoreboard)

A special thanks to ANC Sports Enterprises for its technical expertise and to Nu Skin Enterprises for it generous sponsorship of the new LED screens.

The host site has a limited viewer capacity, so if the feed doesn't load, please check back later. Also, please don't leave the page open for long periods of time, as this jams the system and prevents others from viewing.

For more information on the new displays, read the official release.

Annual Team Photo Day

Aug 07, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 4:52 pm | Updated: August 8, 2012 12:58 am | Permalink

The BYU football team took a break from its daily fall camp routine to participate in the team’s annual photo day Tuesday at the Indoor Practice Facility.

Players rotated through various stations for a variety of promotional shots, including broadcast head shots for ESPN and other television outlets, and video green screen shots for BYUtv and the new stadium video boards. Newcomers came dressed in shirts and ties for head shots for byucougars.com before changing into jerseys.

Members of the local media were also present, conducting interviews and photo shoots for future stories. BYU Athletics joined in on the interviews, learning many unique things about members of the team. We'll share much of what we learned in future blog posts.

Check out a handful of photos taken behind the scenes from photo day.

Season Six of True Blue to air Monday, Aug. 6 on BYUtv

Aug 06, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 4:01 pm | Updated: August 6, 2012 5:15 pm | Permalink

Tonight on the 2012 season premiere of True Blue, football is back in session. As the Cougars prepare for year two of Independence. True Blue reporters Robbie Bullough and Kory Aldous will take you to practice for the latest news and analysis.

Robbie Bosco, quarterback of the 1984 National Championship team, is in-studio to discuss this year’s team and its group of quarterbacks, led by Riley Nelson.

In addition, Blaine Fowler discusses all of the Cougars on pre-season award watch lists, goals for fall camp and a look ahead at the 2013 schedule, including Wisconsin and Notre Dame in November.

Watch True Blue live tonight at a new time of 8:30pm ET/6:30pm MT on BYUtv, or online at www.byutv.org/live. The show will be replayed at 9:30pm MT, then Tuesday at 12:30am and 5:30pm MT. It will also be available on byutvsports.com as Video on Demand on Tuesday.

 

 

 

 

Former Cougars help lift US men's volleyball

Aug 03, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Weekes at 3:09 pm | Permalink

In a rematch of the Beijing Olympic final, the US men’s national volleyball team topped top-ranked Brazil 3-1 in London Thursday.

After dropping its first set in three matches, the U.S. rallied back to win the next three for a 23-25, 27-25, 25-19, 25-17 victory.

Team USA, ranked fifth in the world and the defending Olympic champion, improves to 3-0 with nine points as the only undefeated team left in Pool B. The Americans continue Pool B on Saturday against Russia at 4:45 p.m. local time (8:45 a.m. PT) before concluding preliminary action on Aug. 6 versus Tunisia at 8 p.m. local time (noon PT). Brazil falls to 2-1 with six points in Pool B.

Team USA, with three Olympic Games titles to its credit, has now won 11 straight matches in Olympic Games competition, including the 2008 Olympic Games gold-medal match against Brazil.

Former Cougars Russell Holmes and Rich Lambourne contributed to the team’s win. Middle blocker Holmes pocketed seven kills on eight swings, one ace and one block for nine points while libero Lambourne handled eight digs.

For a complete match recap, click here

 

Standings
Pool A:

Bulgaria (9 points, 3-0)
Poland (6 points, 2-1)
Argentina (3 points, 1-2)
Italy (3 points 1-1)
Australia (3 points, 1-2)
Great Britain (0 points, 0-2)
Pool B:
USA (9 points, 3-0)
Brazil (6 points, 2-1)
Russia (6 points, 2-1)
Serbia (4 points, 1-2)
Germany (2 points, 1-2)
Tunisia (0 points, 0-3)