1974 “Cactus” comment about Soccer
Mark Stinson’s graphic works were visionary in 1974 while he was a student at UT. In the “hand out” graphic below Mark captures for the “Cactus” all the obstacles in one depiction what women had to overcome to gain equal financial footing with the men. Great country writers can tell a whole story in one sentence. Mark does so with graphic art.
THE NAVIGATION TOOL TO THE HISTORICAL PAGES ON THIS WEB SITE ARE AT THE TOP OF THIS SCREEN. THE SITES ARE "TLSN", "SPORTS", "GUEST WRITERS", "MISSIONS", "ARTICLES" , "LOST TOO SOON", AND "SENTRY".
UNLIKE TEXAS BASKETBALL, FOOTBALL, TRACK, AND BASEBALL THERE ARE VERY FEW BOOKS DEDICATED TO LONGHORN women's soccer. I HOPE WITH TIME THIS SITE CAN ADD SOME HISTORICAL INSIGHT AND TELL THE COMPELLING STORY OF LONGHORN soccer .
The link below is to the Texassports.com site. This site has all the data on UT women's soccer.
A condensed bullet point history of Texas Longhorn Soccer follows. Please go to the "credit" section of this website to view books you can purchase from many fine book stores about Texas Longhorn Sports or please visit the official University of Texas Longhorn site Texassports.com for more detailed information
1993 Women's UT Soccer - Coach Zobrist
After competing as a club for several years the soccer team gained varsity status this year . The team finished second at the TWISCC playoffs with Monica Moore making the All conference team.
Since the inception of Women's soccer in 1994 thru 2014 The Lady Longhorns have :
Made 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament. The Longhorns sport a 7-11-1 (.395) record during NCAA postseason action;
a winning percentage is .584
have ranked in the top 20 5 times (2002,2004,2006,2007, and 2008.)
advanced to NCAA Tournament Round of 16 three times (2004, 2006, and 2007);
advanced to the NCAA Tournament Second Round five times (2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2014);
Claimed three conference championships.
UT is the lone current member of the Big 12 to have qualified for the league’s postseason tournament each year;
four players drafted into Women’s Professional Soccer, three of them as top-25 selections (Kasey Moore/15th/2008, Stephanie Logterman/20th/2008, Jill Gilbeau/22nd/2008, Kelly Wilson/44th/2004).
Coach Dang Pibulvech produces lightning but no rain
1994-1998- 40-50-3 record Coach Dang Pibulvech
Please visit the "Pioneer" navigation page and click on Dang Pibulvech to hear his story.
Soccer games were located at Frank Denius Field
First Division I soccer contest was against Pepperdine with Heather Bethard scoring the first goal
1994 Coach Dang Pibulvech 9-7-2
First season the soccer team was 6-1 at home.
Heather Bethard collects UT's first Division I goal against Pepperdine.
TOP OF THE CHARTS
Freshmen take 10 spots on the 1994 team.
First division I win is against Cal Polly.
First Division I home win is against Texas Tech.
Jill Cook records the first Division I assist against Texas Tech.
Jaime Strong holds the career record for saves at 473. Jaime Strong records her seventh shutout of the 1994 season with a 4-0 win over Arizona on Oct. 30 to set the school single-season record for shutouts.
1995 Coach Dang Pibulvech 7-14
Jill Cook holds the record for the fastest score to start a game at 10 seconds.
Carol Finch is one of three players who are tied for the Texas record for 4 scores in one game.
Jaime Strong sets a school-record 20 saves against Minnesota. Strong holds the UT career record for saves with 473 over her four seasons on the Forty Acres. (no picture)
1996 Coach Dang Pibulvech 8-10-2 pending
This Team Holds The Seasonal Record At Texas For Most saves (196)
Texas sets single-game records for points (36), goals (12), assists (12) and largest margin of victory in a 12-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Carol Finch sets the UT single-game record with four goals in the Longhorns' victory over the Panthers.
1997 Coach Dang Pibulvech 10 -10 pending
Rachael Safirstein is the first Texas player to be named to Soccer America's National Team of the Week.
Alanna Makinano is the first Longhorns player to be named a Big 12 Conference Player of the Week.
Katie Baruth is one of three players who are tied for the Texas record for 4 scores in one game.
Jaime Strong holds the career goal saves (473)
1998 Coach Dang Pibulvech 6-9-3 pending info
Coach Chris Petrucelli 1999- 2010
Coach Petrucelli brings lightning , a Rainbow, and some rain.
As of 2005 Coach Petrucelli was 7th in all-time coaching wins,
Two time Coach of the year 1994 and 1995 at Notre Dame,
1999- 8-9-2 record Coach Chris Petrucelli
Topping the Charts 1999
The construction of Mike A. Myers Stadium and Soccer Field is completed. As of 2015, the Longhorn women's soccer teams have compiled a 116-35-16 (.743) in 16 seasons in their new home which includes four undefeated home campaigns in 2002, 2007, 2008, and 2013.
The First game in the new stadium was a 1-0 victory in August of 1999 against Oklahoma. Nicloe Ramirez made the first goal .
Cami Varnadore is the first UT defensive player to earn a Big 12 Conference Player of the Week honor (no picture).
2000- 12- 7 record Coach Chris Petrucelli pending
Kati McBain is Big 12 Freshman of the Year and All-Central Division. She is the first Texas player to be named the Big 12 Conference's Rookie of the Year
Kylee Wosnuk is the first Longhorns Player to earn a Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honor.
2001- 14-6 - Coach Chris Petrucelli pending
Texas records its first victory in Big 12 play with a 3-2 win over Colorado.
Coach Petrucelli is Big 12 Coach of the Year
Texas secures its first-ever Big 12 Conference Championship.
Soccer Honors is 2001 are below - more information to follow.
Kristen Teter all Big 12 Tournament
Team wins Big 12 regular season title in addition to capturing Big 12 Tournament crowns in 2006 and 2007.-
Texas had a 11 game win streak
2002- 15-5-1 record Coach Chris Petrucelli
Ranked 14 nationally.
Kelly Wilson is the only Longhorn to receive the Big 12 Player of the Year award . She holds the seasonal record at texas for points scored (46), goals scored (16), and assists (14).
Kelly Wilson Receives A NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship,Holds The Career Texas Record For Points (129), And Assist (41)
Kelly Wilson is named to the Big 12 Conference 10th Anniversary Team.
Kelly Wilson Receives Freshman All- America Honors And Is The Only UT Women's Soccer Player To Be Selected To The USA National Team.
In 2000- Kati McBain is Big 12 Freshman of the Year
Kati McBain receives National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honors
Kati McBain- First Texas player named Rookie of the Year in the Big 12; had 6 points against Texas Tech in two games. Selected to the All-Central team.
This team ties the 2004 team for the record for most points scored (172) in a season.
2003- 12-9 record Coach Chris Petrucelli.
This Team Holds The Seasonal Record At Texas For Most corner kicks (162)
Kelly McDonald receives National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America honors. She is one of three players who are tied for the Texas record for 4 scores in one game
Kelly McDonald Holds The Texas Career Record For Goals (46)and she finished her career with 4 league offensive players of the week honors.
McDonald finishes her UT career with four league offensive players of the week honors.
Texas defeats No. 6 Texas A&M by a score of 2-1 in double overtime to give the UT soccer program its first-ever triumph over the Aggies.
2004 - 15-7-2 record Coach Chris Petrucelli
Ranked 16th Nationally
Kelsey Carpenter holds the seasonal records for shots (109) and is tied with two other players for game winning goals (8). Kelsey Carpenter is a All-American and team MVP. group.
This team holds the seasonal record at Texas for most goals (57) most assist (62), and most shots 481
Capital One Academic All-America Emily Anderson is the only two-time winner, receiving second-team honors in 2008 and first-team recognition in 2009. (no picture)
Caitlin Kennedy makes the Soccer America All-Freshman Team and is a Parade All American.
Priscilla Fite is team Academic MVP
2005- 11-9-1 record Coach Chris Petrucelli
2005- 11-9-1 record Coach Chris Petrucelli
Kasey Moore in Big 12 Freshman of the Year.
Kasey Moore makes the NSCAA First-Team All-America team . She is the only player in Longhorn women's soccer to win the honor three years in a row.
Kasey Moore holds the Texas career record for matches started (91) and is Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
Dianna Pfenninger Holds The Record At Texas With 29 Shutouts And 54 Wins
Soccer is a tough sport
Kelly Wilson is Team MVP 2006
Amy Burlingham is Academic MVP 2006
Priscilla Fite is Academic MVP 2007
2006 - 18-4-3 record Coach Petrucelli
Best finish in the history of UT soccer at eighth in the nation
Longest winning streak in Texas Soccer History (13)
Four Longhorns were named to the Big 12 All-Conference team.
Senior captain Carrie Schmit , junior forward Kelsey Carpenter , sophomore defenders Stephanie Logterman, and Kasey Moore were named to the first-team.
The Longhorns win their first Big 12 tournament and advance to the 3rd round of the NCAA tournament.
10 Longhorns are named to Academic All-Big 12 first team. Amy Burlingham ,Kelsey Carpenter Priscilla Fite, Stephanie Gibson , Jill Gilbeau Karen Haight, Leslie Imber, ; and Stephanie Logterman.
Emily Anderson - 2009 Academic All- American
Part of an article on Texassports.com about Karen Haight is below
2006 KAREN HAIGHT: WHY I MISSED SOCCER SENIOR PICTURES STORY ON TEXASSPORTS.COM
Karen Haight says
Last year as a junior, I applied for an internship with Goldman Sachs through the on-campus recruiting program here at The University of Texas. I interviewed in Austin with a lot of people and then traveled to New York for a day to interview with six more people. After I found out I made the cut, I was given the internship at the beginning of the summer.
I worked 10 weeks in the sales and rotational program, spending time with different desks within that division while learning about the company. I met as many people as I could and even helped out when possible. The main purpose of the internship was to see what life would be like if you worked for Goldman Sachs.
Prior to this internship, the closest I came to a full-time commitment (outside of playing soccer at one of the best Division I programs in the country) was a minimum wage, fast food job a few summers ago. I think the recruiters appreciated that I had little-to-no working experience because of my involvement with soccer, my grade point average and my personality. That combination helped me through the initial screening process and into the interview pool. From there, the people who selected the interns looked for people who they felt had a good personality to fit with the company and the program.
When I left for New York City, I knew no one there. I had never been to New York, other than for my interview, but even then, I flew in and out the same day. When I accepted the position I was definitely going on a leap of faith.
I met a lot of fun people in Manhattan including a few from UT. Actually, I met a lot of Texas students there. In our program were a number of students mainly from Ivy League colleges and other programs on the East Coast.
I lived in a dorm off Wall Street within walking distance to work.
2007- 16-4-5 record Coach Chris Petrucelli-
Texas junior goalkeeper Dianna Pfenninger set the UT school record with her 29th career win.
Ranked 11th nationally
2008 - 13-4-4 Record Coach Chris Petrucelli gets his 300th victory
Ranked 18th nationally
The eighth-ranked Texas Soccer team posted a 3-0 shutout over UTSA to give head coach Chris Petrucelli his 300th career victory,
In September 2008 the Largest Crowd ever watched Texas and Texas A & M compete. 5585 fans saw this game in a year the average attendance was 1,068. The game ended in a tie.
This Team Holds The Seasonal Record At Texas For Most shutouts (11), fewest points allowed (40), and consecutive shutouts (4).
Kelly McDonald is tied with Kelly Wilson and Kelsey Carpenter with Texas career game-winning goals (13).
Petrucelli was reprimanded for pursuing and then confronting game officials near midfield after the completion of the Texas at Nebraska match on October 3.
Stephanie Logerman receives the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship
Soccer defensive standout Jill Gilbeau received the Janet Hauber Academic Excellence Award given to the female student-athlete who excels in the sciences. Gilbeau was a biology major who was named to the ESPN Magazines Academic All-District First Team and to the Big 12 Academic First Team. She also received soccer's Lowe's Most Improved Award.
2009- 9-9-3 record Chris Petrucelli
2010 Chris Petrucelli pending
As of 2015 Angela Kelly has a 31-24-8 record at Texas. Her overall career record is 191-108-28 with 12 of those years at Tennessee. At Tennessee she is credited with 10 NCAA tournament bids, 5 sweet 16 appearances, 4 SEC tournament titles. 3 SEC titles, and 3 time SEC coach of the year.
2011 11-9-1 Coach angela kelly
The Texas Soccer program received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year.
2012 8-10-2 Coach Angela Kelly
Brook Gilbert and Kelsey Shimmick make Big 12 All tournament team
Kelsey Shimmick- All Big 12 tournament
2013 12-6-2 Coach Angela Kelly
2014 11-8-4 Coach angela kelly
Abbey Smith holds the career record as goal keeper for lowest goals against average (.80)
2014 is the end of Soccer history on this site. Future information will be added at the appropriate time.
Playing soccer for Texas link from TexasSports.com is below.