Week 1 Review (Aug. 14-20)

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 25, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 11:52 am | Updated: August 25, 2016 5:52 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – A much-aniticipated first week of action was punctuated by BYU's 2-1 win in double overtime at Washington State. Leading up to the game, the Cougars were featured in interviews and articles as they made their final preparations for play.

Here's the Pac-12 Network's highlights from BYU's season-opening win:

Seven Cougars named to 2016-17 Reese's Senior Bowl Watch List

Football Blog | Aug 23, 2016 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 2:58 pm | Updated: August 23, 2016 3:02 pm | Permalink

MOBILE, Ala. - Seven BYU football players were named to the 2016-17 Reese's Senior Bowl Watch List announced Tuesday afternoon.

Gymnastics competitive and cub camps draw to a close

Gymnastics Blog | Aug 17, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 4:19 pm | Updated: August 17, 2016 4:34 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah — BYU gymnastics concluded coaching younger athletes in its final session of summer camps last week.

Competitive female gymnasts participated in the first two weeks of camp while beginning to intermediate gymnasts received instruction in four weeks of cub camps. Most weeks saw upwards of 70 or 80 participants.

“It’s a great opportunity (for the girls) to interact with young students of gymnastics and go back to their roots of getting started,” BYU head coach Guard Young said.

Rachel Boaz mentioned among toughest goalkeepers to beat in 2016

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 17, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 10:03 am | Updated: August 17, 2016 10:09 am | Permalink

The NCAA published a list on its website of the five toughest goalkeepers to beat in women's soccer, and BYU's Rachel Boaz made the cut.

Mitchell Juergens named to 2016 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List

Football Blog | Aug 16, 2016 - Posted by at 12:34 pm | Updated: August 16, 2016 12:51 pm | Permalink

TYLER, TEXAS – BYU senior wide receiver Mitchell Juergens was named to the fourth annual Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List announced today at the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce East Texas Kick-off Luncheon.

BYU gymnastics celebrates Team USA's Olympic Gold

Gymnastics Blog | Aug 10, 2016 - Posted by Kristen Kerr at 4:00 pm | Updated: August 17, 2016 4:08 pm | Permalink

SPANISH FORK, Utah — BYU gymnastics celebrated Team USA’s gold medal victory at an Olympic viewing party Tuesday night.

BYU head coach Guard Young hosted the the event as gymnasts and coaches gathered to support and celebrate Team USA.

“This is our Super Bowl; it only happens every four years,” Young said. “For gymnastics and being a U.S. athlete and us having such a great team this year, it was fun to watch.”

BYU football photo day

Football Blog | Aug 09, 2016 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 6:10 pm | Updated: August 9, 2016 6:15 pm | Permalink

After practice on Tuesday, the team made its way to the Indoor Practice Facility for the team's annual photo day. The players were dressed in their gameday uniforms. The photos and videos will be used for television broadcasts, on the video boards at LaVell Edwards Stadium this season and for other promotional purposes.

Check out the photos below for behind the scenes looks from the afternoon.

Freshman Quick Kicks: Lizzy Braby and Elise Flake

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 02, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 3:30 pm | Updated: August 2, 2016 3:32 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – A pair of club teammates joins the BYU women's soccer family this fall in midfielder Lizzy Braby and Elise Flake.

Braby, a midfielder from Murray, Utah, followed up successful high school and club careers by playing with the U.S. Under-19 Women's National Team in New Zealand this summer. She appeared as a substitute in three games against the host country.

Freshman Quick Kicks: Danika Bowman

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 01, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 1:24 pm | Updated: August 1, 2016 2:11 pm | Permalink

PROVO – Remembering previous team titles is a tough counting exercise for Danika Bowman.

"I think four national titles, a few regional titles, a few state titles," she said. "I think."

Freshman Quick Kicks: Brynlee Welch

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 01, 2016 - Posted by Jack Urquhart at 12:50 pm | Updated: August 1, 2016 2:12 pm | Permalink

PROVO – Brynlee Welch doubts she's the fastest player on the team.

"But I think it would be fun to race," she said.

Welch, an incoming freshman from Hyrum, Utah, ran track at Mountain Crest High School, running the 100 meters and anchoring the 4x100 meter team at the state meet.

"My speed has set me apart from other players at times," Welch said. "If I get beat, I have confidence that I can get back. On a long ball, I'm usually the first person back."