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Digital Season Review

Dec 21, 2013 - Posted by knielsen at 7:06 pm | Updated: January 2, 2014 12:06 pm | Permalink

Here's a roundup of media's video and audio of this past season in one place.

Below are all the internet video and audio from the past season for BYU women's soccer. Thanks to BYU Athletic Communications, BYUtv, BYU Sports Nation, the West Coast Conference, NCAA.com and the NSCAA for hosting their media online. For full broadcasts of the 10 home games this season which were on BYUtv, check out the Filmroom at BYUtv Sports.

The content is in reverse chronological order, so if you'd like start at the beginning of the season scroll to the bottom and start there, if not start here with the season highlights.

 

Season Highlights

BYUtv's Top 10 Plays

 

BYU Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 49:45. Listen here.
 

TrueBlue Interview before NCAA Second Round

NSCAA Weekly College Highlights and Rankings Show Nov. 19

Jaiden Thornock's goal on WCC's Top Plays

NCAA First Round NCAA Highlights

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Rachel Manning at 47:15. Listen here.
 

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 5: NCAA tournament

Niki Fernandes' goal on WCC's Top Plays

NCAA tournament selection reactions

Rockwood reflects on 300 wins

Saint Mary's Highlights

Pacific Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Pacific

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Erica Owens at 47:35. Listen here.
 

San Diego Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap San Diego

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Paige Hunt at 48:38. Listen here.
 

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 4: Portland

BYUtv Ashley Hatch Story

Ella Johnson's goal on WCC's Top Plays

Loyola Marymount Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap LMU

Pepperdine Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Pepperdine

BYU Sports Nation Interview with Niki Fernandes at 48:05. Listen here.


Inside the WCC includes coach Rockwood's 300th

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 3: Rockwood's 300th

BYU Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 44:20. Listen here.
 

BYUtv Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 47:20. Listen here.
 

Oklahoma Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Oklahoma

Rachel Manning on TrueBlue

UC Irvine Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap UC Irvine

Ashley Hatch's goal on WCC Top Plays

Utah Highlights

BYUtv Postgame Recap Utah

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 2: Utah

100th South Field Shutout

Inside the WCC 100th shutout and win over Nebraska

BYU Sports Nation Interview with coach Rockwood at 47:00. Listen here.

Nebraska Highlights

Cal State Fullerton Highlights

NCAA All-Access with Cloee Colohan Episode 1: Make A Wish

Haiti Highlights

Blue and White Highlights

TrueBlue Season Preview

WCC Women's Soccer Hangout

Meet the Freshmen:
Brittain Dearden

Elena Medeiros

Kayci Griffin

Avery Calton

Ashley Hatch

Ella Johnson

Hannah Clark
 

Cougars face another tough challenge on the road vs. No. 13/11 Oregon

Dec 19, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:24 pm | Updated: December 21, 2013 12:29 am | Permalink

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose and players spoke to the media after Thursday's practice. The Cougars face No. 13/11 Oregon on the road on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. PST. 

Coach Rose

On focus this week:
“I think there are some things we’ve taken from the last couple games that are really important for us to get better at. I think our guys have been really good and they’ve responded really well in a tough week. Their schedules are messed up staying up late studying and taking two finals every day this week. We understand that we’ve got to make better decisions on the offensive end of the floor, defensively we have to be way more consistent in our effort and execution.”

On tough non-conference schedule:
“There are no regrets. We’ve had so many opportunities to play good teams and we’re getting a lot of these teams back at our place. We’ve learned a lot from the games. I would like to put a schedule like this together every year, but maybe not so one-sided.”

“We’ve had opportunities out there and we haven’t capitalized on all of them, but we have another one on Saturday, so we’ll look forward to it.”

On team’s confidence:
“They’re down after this rivalry loss, obviously, but I think they understand we need to improve and get better. Right now, they’re all 100 percent committed to doing that.”

Matt Carlino

On practice this week:
“We’ve been conditioning a lot. Obviously not wanting to repeat what we did then, but moving on and getting ready for Oregon.”

On what to expect on Saturday:
“We expect to play a good team. They’re one of the top teams in the country and Coach was telling us today how much talent they have and we’re expecting to play a good team.”

On confidence level:
“I feel like we’re coming together as a team. I feel like we want to come out and play well in this Oregon game. It’s tough when you have a lot of space in between our games and with finals. We just want to come out and play well in this Oregon game to build our confidence going into league play.”

Kyle Collinsworth

On what practice has been like since Utah game:
“They’ve been pretty intense. They’re about coming together as a team and figuring out how we can get better each day and how to prepare for our game on Saturday against Oregon.”

On confidence level and tough schedule:
“We’re still confident. There were a lot of games we could’ve won that we didn’t. We’re always going to be confident. We just need to make us better to get us ready for Saturday and for conference play.”

“I’d rather play ranked teams because it’s going to help us come March and April. Those are teams you’re going to play. Those ranked teams are going to be where we want to be, so it’s good for us. I wouldn’t want it any other way.”

On Oregon’s high-scoring offense and BYU’s defense:
“We’re going to have to play defense to win that game, that’s for sure. If we don’t play defense, we don’t win that game. It was this week’s emphasis as well as free-throw shooting.”

“We have to trust that if I close out, somebody’s going to help. It’s just the little principles we have, and we have to do them. We’re getting better. We’re a young team and we’re figuring it out. I promise by the end of the year, we’re going to be a good defensive team.” 

All-America recognition for Van Noy, 'Unga, Hill, Williams

Dec 19, 2013 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 10:01 am | Permalink

BYU senior linebacker Kyle Van Noy has added another All-America award to his trophy case. Lindy's Sports has recognized the Cougar star with third-team honors on its 2013 Lindy's All-America Teams

This week KVN was also named to the CBSSports.com Third Team and received honorable mention from SI.com. To date, Van Noy has been named to four All-America teams (Walter Camp, Athlon Sports, CBSSports.com, Lindy's) and received one honorable mention. He was named the FBS Independent Defensive Player of the Year and received the same honor from College Sports Madness and SB Nation.

Named to four All-America teams last year, Van Noy is BYU's first back-to-back All-American since Dennis Pitta in 2008 and 2009. 

All-America Recognition for 'Unga, Hill, Williams 

Among Van Noy's teammates being recognized in the All-America realm include Uani 'Unga, another senior linebacker, who joined Van Noy in receiving honorable mention All-America honors by SI.com. In addition, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams were recognized with honorable mention on the 2013 College Football News Sophomore All-America Team

 

 

Van Noy receives more All-America recognition

Dec 17, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 1:44 pm | Updated: December 17, 2013 1:47 pm | Permalink

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy was given two more All-America honors this week. The senior was named CBSSports.com Third Team and an honorable mention by SI.com. Uani 'Unga, another senior linebacker, also received honorable mention honors by SI.com.

Earlier this week, Van Noy was named the Independent Defensive Player of the Year by SB Nation.

To date, Van Noy has been named to three All-America teams (Walter Camp, Athlon Sports and CBSSports.com) and received one honorable mention.

Hill and Van Noy lead College Sports Madness All-Independent Teams

Dec 16, 2013 - Posted by Aaron Sorenson at 4:36 pm | Updated: December 16, 2013 5:01 pm | Permalink

Taysom Hill was named Independent Offensive Player of the Year and Kyle Van Noy was named Independent Defensive Player of the Year by College Sports Madness. The two were among eight Cougars named to the All-Independent First Team.

The other six named to the first team include running back Jamaal Williams, wide receiver Cody Hoffman, kicker Justin Sorensen, kick returner Adam Hine, defensive back Daniel Sorensen and punt returner JD Falslev. Offensive lineman Solomone Kafu, defensive linemen Bronson Kaufusi and Remington Peck, linebacker Uani 'Unga and defensive back Craig Bills earned second team honors.

Tight end Kaneakua Friel, offensive linemen Kyle Johnson and Michael Yeck, defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna, linebacker Alani Fua and defensive back Robertson Daniel were named to the third team.

BYU had seven players honored this year that were also on the 2012 list (Williams, Hoffman, Van Noy, D. Sorensen, Falslev, Friel and Kaufusi).

Cougars in the Pros: Lee Cummard scores 23 points

Dec 16, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 1:31 pm | Updated: December 16, 2013 1:44 pm | Permalink

Lee Cummard finished with 23 points, three rebounds and five assists in a 70-63 win against Groningen last Tuesday. 

Cummard also added 13 points and seven rebounds in a 80-57 victory over Leuven on Saturday. Trent Plaisted contributed 15 points and seven rebounds in a 72-59 win against Brose Baskets, while Jonathan Tavernari finished with 10 points and three rebounds on Saturday.

Jimmer Fredette scored a season-high 13 points to go along with two rebounds and one assist against the Utah Jazz while averaging 8.25 minutes per game last week. Brandon Davies averaged 14 minutes per game last week and added four points, two rebounds and two assists against the Portland Trailblazers on Saturday. 

For weekly updates, visit Cougars in the Pros, here

Name Profiles Team League Country Ppg Rpg Apg
Jimmer Fredette BYU | Professional Sacramento NBA USA 4.3 1.6 1.1
Brandon Davies BYU | Professional Philadelphia NBA USA 2.1 2.0 0.7
Rafael Araujo BYU | Professional Mogi das Cruzes Paulista Stage Two Brazil 5.7 4.0 0.9
Lee Cummard BYU | Professional Okapi Aalstar Belgium-Ethias Belgium 10.4 6.2 1.9
Jonathan Tavernari BYU | Professional Pinheiros/Sky Paulista Stage Two Brazil 7.4 4.7 0.8
Charles Abouo BYU | Professional Palencia LEB Gold Spain 6.2 3.0 0.1
Trent Plaisted BYU | Professional Ratiopharm Bundesliga Germany 9.4 5.8 1.0

Cougars ready to play Utes

Dec 13, 2013 - Posted by Sugene Lee at 5:58 pm | Updated: December 13, 2013 6:30 pm | Permalink

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose and players talked about their Saturday matchup against in-state rival Utah. The Cougars will travel to the Huntsman Center to play Utah on Saturday at 8 p.m. MST. The game will be televised live on Pac-12 Network and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM. 

Dave Rose

On improved Utah team:
"This team is really good. You look at their offensive numbers and they're really impressive. They're outscoring their opponents by 25 points a game, shooting 55 percent from the field and 64 percent from two. Their defensive numbers have always been good and now I think they've got an offense that matches it."

“The fact that they’ve won 10 games in a row (at home) is tough enough. We’ve got to go in there and play well to try and break their confidence right now.”

On the rivalry:
“I think the rivalry is pretty much like it’s been since I’ve been the coach here. I’ve been here for 17 years and it’s kind of gone back and forth and I think every game is a memorable game.”

On last year's game vs. Utah:
“I remember that we were behind most of the time. They came in and took control of the game and we were trying to play from behind. The last few minutes of the game, we had some guys make some big plays and those were game changers.”

On things to improve on the road:
“I think sometimes coaches and players feel like you need to put a perfect game together, but I just feel like our effort has to be perfect. They’re going to have a great game plan and they have really good players. There are going to be possessions when they’re better than we are and that can’t get you down and that can’t send you sideways as far as your effort is concerned. Your effort has to be really consistent throughout the whole game and hopefully our guys are ready for it.

Tyler Haws

On rivalry and environment:
“We’re trying to treat it like any other game, but we’re excited to go up to the Huntsman and play. I enjoy being a part of the rivalry and we’re looking forward to it. They’re doing a good job and they have a great team this year and so we’re going to have to be ready to play.”

“We love playing in hostile environments and I’m sure there will be a really good crowd there tomorrow. I think our team responds well to that stuff.

“They don’t go away no matter how many points you’re up, so we’re going to have to put 40 minutes together and play the right way to beat them.”

On playing well on the road:
“I think just do what we do in the Marriott Center. I think we need to push the ball and try and get out in transition and have a really good defensive effort so we can get long rebounds. My mental approach is the same to every game and I’m going to come ready to fight right from the start.” 

Kyle Collinsworth

On what the coaches emphasized for tomorrow night:
“Just stop penetration. They’re shooting 64 percent from two, so we have to keep guys in front of us and play our best.”

On atmosphere and rivalry:
“We’re expecting them to hate us and yell at us, but we’re used to that anywhere we go because they don’t like you and you’re the opponent. We’re not going to worry about that and play our game and do the things we do.”

“I think this game especially is special for the fans. We really want to win this one, of course for us and our team, but for the fans because it means a lot to them.”

On playing a road game:
“We’re trying to be a great team and to be a great team we have to win on the road and at home and that’s what we’re striving for. I’m glad it’s on the road because it’ll be a good test for us early in the season and prepare us for conference.” 

Cougars prepare for battle against No. 6 USC

Dec 12, 2013 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 7:02 pm | Updated: December 12, 2013 7:30 pm | Permalink

Following a day spent studying for finals and watching film on their opponent, BYU women's volleyball took to the Galen Center for a press conference and practice. At the press conference BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead, sophomore Alexa Gray and junior Tambre Haddock addressed the media. The Cougars then practiced for an hour and a half in the unfamiliar USC court. 

BYU wins film contest to determine nation's most loyal fans

Dec 12, 2013 - Posted by Spencer Shamo at 6:43 pm | Updated: December 12, 2013 7:03 pm | Permalink

BYU won $10,000 for the Hyundai Lens of Loyalty film contest to determine the nation’s most loyal fans.

Hyundai first contacted 25 university film programs to submit a one-page treatment for a film that would offer a glimpse into the traditions and passion of their fan base. From those treatments seven schools were selected and awarded with $10,000 to create the film. BYU won the additional $10,000 over finalists Alabama, Boston College, Georgia Tech, Oregon and Pittsburgh.

The video was created by BYU students and director Jeff Sheets at BYU's Laycock Center for Creativity and Collaboration. It demonstrates BYU fans rising up worldwide in places like London, Saudia Arabia, Asia and Africa. With its prize money BYU flew some of the most loyal fans shown in the video out to Provo to watch a game. 

LOYAL, STRONG, and TRUE!

Four players score in double figures in BYU's 100-52 win over Prairie View A&M

Dec 11, 2013 - Posted by Jared Houghton at 9:00 pm | Permalink

Four players scored in double figures as BYU cruised to a 100-50 win over Prairie View A&M at the Marriott Center.

Tyler Haws and Kyle Collinsworth finished with a game-high 19 points with Eric Mika adding 15 and Anson Winder chipping in 11 for BYU.

The second half started with a slower pace than the first half as both teams were not making as many baskets. BYU scored seven points highlighted by a layup by Frank Bartley IV and a steal and a layup by Matt Carlino 10 seconds later.

Following a media timeout, both teams went two minutes without scoring before Prairie View hit a layup and Tyler Haws found Bartley on the wing for a 3-pointer. Carlino had his hand in the next eight points to give BYU some much-needed energy. He had a layup and on the next possession, stole a pass in the front court and scored in transition. Over the next two possessions, Carlino found Kyle Collinsworth for two layups including an acrobatic alley-oop where Carlino almost lost the ball before throwing it up and watching Collinsworth throw it down.

The previous plays were part of a 20-0 run that BYU went on during the middle of the second half. Over that run, BYU built a 76-37 lead.

Josh Sharp came into the game late in the half and scored a quick four points to get in the scoring column. Skyler Halford beat his man and found Sharp open for an easy lay-in and Anson Winder drove to the middle and passed it to Sharp for a two-handed dunk on the baseline.

Eleven out of the 12 players who saw action tonight scored as BYU almost doubled up the visiting team 100-50.