BYU women’s soccer coach Jennifer Rockwood spent time with BYU Athletic Communications during the Football Media Day afternoon breakout session to share her thoughts on Media Day and the West Coast Conference.
“It’s a very exciting big day for BYU being independent and whatever is good for BYU football is always good for us,” Rockwood said. “As a soccer coach, we definitely feel a big benefit with this move into the West Coast Conference. The WCC is a nationally recognized and successful soccer conference, so we’re thrilled.”
The new conference will bring new experiences for women’s soccer.
“We can’t wait for the new competition, the new teams, the new facilities and the new cities,” Rockwood said. “It’s going to be exciting. I’m really looking forward to it.”
After a successful spring season, where BYU went 10-0-1 and gave up just one goal against Arizona State, Rockwood is sad to see seniors leave but knows the future of the program is in great hands.
“We graduated some fantastic players that have been a big part of our program, but we have some great leaders who have stepped up that have been able to lead the team through this offseason,” Rockwood said. “They have real high expectations.”
Rockwood expects a successful upcoming season but recognizes the competition the team will face in the WCC.
“We have a lot of returning starters and returning players, so I really look forward to a great season,” Rockwood said. “We know we’re going to have to be better than we’ve ever been to compete in the West Coast Conference.”