2012 Season Review

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

The BYU women's soccer team's 2012 season was its most successful overall in program history. The Cougars finished 20-2-2 on the year, made their first run back to the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight since the 2003 campaign and won their first outright West Coast Conference title while achieving the highest ranking ever in program history, a No. 2 national ranking. 

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The 2012-13 squad produced two NSCAA All-Americans in Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall and Jessica Ringwood, five NCAA All-Region winners in Cutshall, Ringwood, Erica Owens, Carlee Payne Holmoe and Cloee Colohan, and one Hermann Trophy Finalist in Cutshall.

Cutshall was named a first team All-American by the NSCAA and became the first BYU player since Aleisha Cramer Rose in 2003 to receive first team recognition. 

BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood has accumulated an overall 293-84-31 record to make her the No. 6 winningest active head coach in the NCAA Division I. In her 18-year tenure, Rockwood has guided the Cougars to eight conference titles and 14 appearances in the postseason NCAA tournament. This season she was named the WCC Coach of the Year and the NSCAA All-West Region Coach of the Year. 

Team Information

Overall Record: 20-2-2

WCC Record/Finish: 7-0-1/1st 

WCC Preseason Poll: 4th

Regional Finish: 1st

NCAA Tournament Finish: 5th

Final National Ranking: 5th (NSCAA)

Record vs. Top-25: 4-1-2 (wins over #11 Long Beach State, #6 Penn State, #23 Washington, #11 Pepperdine; loss vs. #13 UNC; ties against #21 Santa Clara, #12 Marquette)

Team Statistics

NCAA Statistical Rankings (Team):
Shutout Percentage (16th)
W-L-T Percentage (4th)
Goals-Against Average (4th)
Save Percentage (16th)
Scoring Offense (26th)

WCC Statistical Rankings (Team):
Shots (1st)
Points (1st)
Goals (1st)
Goals per game (1st)
Assists (1st)
Assists per game (2nd)
Goals allowed (1st)
GAA (1st)
Saves (9th)
Shutouts (1st)
Fouls (1st)
Corners (2nd)
Offsides (1st)
Yellow cards (2nd)

Records Broken (Team): 
Attendance record (4,922 at #24 BYU vs. #6 Penn State on Sept. 8, 2012)
Most corner kicks in a game on South Field (Tied; 12 vs. San Francisco on Oct. 11, 2012)

Individual Statistics

NCAA Statistical Rankings (Individual):
Goalie Minutes Played (6th, Erica Owens)
GAA (5th, Erica Owens)
Save Pct (27th, Erica Owens)
Total Assists (34th, Carlee Payne Holmoe)

WCC Statistical Rankings (Individual):
Shots (3rd, Jessica Ringwood; 5th, Jaiden Thornock; 9th, Cloee Colohan; 10th, Michele Murphy)
Shots per game (4th, Jessica Ringwood; 6th, Jaiden Thornock)
Points (3rd, Michele Murphy; 3rd, Carlee Payne Holmoe; 5th, Jessica Ringwood)
Points per game (7th, Michele Murphy; 7th, Carlee Payne Holmoe)
Goals (4th, Jessica Ringwood; 6th, Michele Murphy; 10th, Carlee Payne Holmoe)
Goals per game (8th, Jessica Ringwood; 10th, Michele Murphy)
Assists (1st, Carlee Payne Holmoe; 5th, Michele Murphy; 6th, Jaiden Thornock)
Assists per game (4th, Carlee Payne Holmoe; 7th, Michele Murphy)
Game-winning goals (2nd, Carlee Payne Holmoe; 2nd, Cloee Colohan)
GAA (1st, Erica Owens)
Save Percentage (1st, Erica Owens)
Saves (7th, Erica Owens)
Saves per game (10th, Erica Owens)
Shutouts (1st, Erica Owens)
Shutouts per game (1st, Erica Owens)

Category leaders:
Goals (9, Jessica Ringwood)
Assists (9, Carlee Payne Holmoe)
Points (23, Michele Murphy; 23, Carlee Payne Holmoe)
Shots (87, Jessica Ringwood)
Saves (77, Erica Owens)

BYU record books: 
Career goals (8th, Carlee Payne Holmoe; 13th, Jessica Ringwood; 17th, Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall)
Career assists (5th, Carlee Payne Holmoe)
Career shots (7th, Jessica Ringwood; 12th, Carlee Payne Holmoe)
Career points (7th, Carlee Payne Holmoe)
Career shutouts (4th, Erica Owens)

2012 Awards and Honors

NSCAA All-America First Team: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall

NSCAA All-America Second Team: Jessica Ringwood

NSCAA Scholar All-America Second Team: Carlee Payne Holmoe, Erica Owens

NSCAA All-West Region First Team: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, Jessica Ringwood

NSCAA All-West Region Second Team: Erica Owens, Cloee Colohan, Carlee Payne Holmoe

West Region Coach of the Year: Jennifer Rockwood

Academic All-WCC: Erica Owens

Academic All-WCC Honorable Mention: Ashley Bazzarone, Dana Oldroyd Cusick

WCC Player of the Year: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall

WCC Freshman of the Year: Michele Murphy

WCC Coach of the Year: Jennifer Rockwood

All-WCC First Team: Cloee Colohan, Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, Jessica Ringwood

All-WCC Second Team: Carlee Payne Holmoe, Rachel Manning, Erica Owens

All-WCC Freshman Team: Michele Murphy

All-WCC Honorable Mention Team: Michele Murphy

Preseason All-WCC Team: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, Carlee Payne Holmoe

Conference Player of the Week: Erica Owens, Cloee Colohan

Conference Player of the Month: Jessica Ringwood (October)

Sport Specific Awards:
Soccer News Net College Boot Player of the Year candidate: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall
Senior CLASS First Team All-American: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall
2012 MAC Hermann Trophy Finalist: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall
TDS.com Team of the Season First Team: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall
TDS.com Team of the Season Third Team: Cloee Colohan
TDS.com Freshman Team of the Season First Team: Michele Murphy
CSM.com All-America Second Team: Erica Owens
CSM.com All-American Third Team: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall
CSM.com Freshman of the Year: Michele Murphy
CSM.com WCC Coach of the Year: Jennifer Rockwood
TDS.com 11/5 Team of the Week: Cloee Colohan
CSM.com All-WCC First Team: Cloee Colohan, Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, Erica Owens, Michele Murphy
CSM.com All-WCC Second Team: Jaiden Thornock, Carlee Payne Holmoe, Jessica Ringwood
CS360.com 10/17 Weekly Honor Roll: Dana Oldroyd Cusick
CSM.com 10/17 Player of the Week: Kyleigh Royall
CSM.com 10/4 Player of the Week: Erica Owens
TDS.com Midseason Top 100 players: Lindsi Lisonbee Cutshall, Carlee Payne Holmoe
TDS.com Midseason Top 20 WCC players: Jessica Ringwood, Jaiden Thornock)
CS360.com 9/12 Primetime Performer of the Week: Michele Murphy
CSM.com 9/11 Player of the Week: Jessica Ringwood
TDS.com 9/11 Team of the Week: Jessica Ringwood