BYU Athletics Blog

Freshman Quick Kicks: Brianna Hatch

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 19, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 11:19 am | Updated: August 19, 2015 3:41 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – Freshman Brianna Hatch certainly has the name value that comes with having a highly visible older sister, Ashley. Even though Brianna has followed Ashley to Provo, she’s done it in her own way.

The jumping off point would be the Arizona State Playoffs last winter. Her Highland High soccer team was in the state semifinals. Hatch scored a game-winning goal in the first period of overtime to send Highland to the state title. 

Freshman Quick Kicks: Madie Siddoway

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 19, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:39 am | Updated: August 19, 2015 10:48 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – Freshman midfielder Madie Siddoway was able to close out her club soccer experience the way she wanted to before arriving in Provo for her debut season with the Cougars.

Freshman Quick Kicks: Cassidy Smith

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 11, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:12 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – BYU freshman goalkeeper Cassidy Smith had a little more competition growing up than most young soccer players. As one of three triplets, she had to make sure she was playing the position she wanted.

“I remember our first rec game and my sister was chosen to play goal,” Smith said. “I begged her for it and I’ve kept playing it I liked it so much.

Freshman Quick Kicks: Sabrina Macias

Women's Soccer Blog | Aug 10, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 5:04 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – BYU freshman goalkeeper Sabrina Macias isn’t going to be as unique on this year’s BYU team as she has been growing up, but she will be having a year unlike most.

“I’ve grown up and always been the only member (of the church) on the team,” Macias said. “It was hard to find people with the same values as you. Being here is awesome because I’m around girls that have the same values as me.

Hatch and Hunt named to Preseason Award Shortlist

Women's Soccer Blog | Jul 27, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:15 am | Permalink

Junior forward Ashley Hatch and junior defender Paige Hunt were named to the 2015 AllWhiteKit.com College Soccer Award Preseason Award Shortlist. Hunt was named to the Defender of the Year shortlist, while Hatch was named to the Forward of the Year shortlist.

Hunt was an NSCAA All-West Region Second Team selection and started every game at center back for the Cougars before leaving to serve in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission. She scored a goal and made two assists from the backline in 2013.

Hatch chosen as breakout star in 2015 by DI coaches

Women's Soccer Blog | Jul 10, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:12 am | Permalink

In a survey of Division I coaches done by TopDrawerSoccer.com’s J.R. Eskilson, Ashley Hatch was one of eight players to be chosen as a breakout star this season. 

Bravo shines as Mexico finishes World Cup of Softball

Softball Blog | Jul 06, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 10:40 am | Updated: July 7, 2015 2:35 pm | Permalink

IRVINE, Calif. – BYU center fielder Gordy Bravo wrapped up action at the World Cup of Softball X as Mexico finished in sixth place with a 6-5 loss to the USA Junior Women’s Team Sunday, trying to avenge a 10-3 setback just a day earlier.

Bravo, the reigning West Coast Conference Player of the Year, finished the tournament with a .385 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage, collecting five hits, scoring three runs, drawing three walks and driving in two runs.

Bravo contributes two hits as Mexico wins 9-3 over Venezuela

Softball Blog | Jul 01, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 3:19 pm | Updated: July 1, 2015 3:21 pm | Permalink

IRVINE, Calif. – BYU center fielder Gordy Bravo helped Mexico pick up its first win in the World Cup of Softball X Wednesday.

Bravo collected her first hit of the tournament as she went 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI.

Her first single of the game came on a 3-0 pitch, scoring Oregon's Koral Costa for the 3-1 Mexico lead.

BYUtv live coverage of Media Day

Football Blog | Jun 26, 2015 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 11:34 pm | Updated: June 27, 2015 12:03 am | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – BYUtv televised 21 consecutive hours of BYU football programming during the fifth-annual BYU Football National Media Day on June 24. Four hours of live programming was featured on BYUtv during the day as well as three hours of live online chats. BYU coaches and staff participated along with more than a dozen players on the 2015 team and 70 football alumni from the past 40 years.

Radio Coverage of BYU Football Media Day 2015

Football Blog | Jun 25, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 3:52 pm | Updated: June 26, 2015 10:38 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah – Six different radio stations originated their programming live at BYU Media Day, broadcasting a combined 44 hours of football interviews and content throughout the day. Check out many of those interviews below.

KSL Newsradio

Bronco Mendenhall, head coach: Interview link