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 song writers can tell a whole story in one sentence. Mark does so with graphic art.

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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 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.

Coach Dang Pibulvech

Coach Dang Pibulvech

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. 








 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.

Coach Petrucelli"

  • As of 2005 Coach Petrucelli was 7th in all-time coaching wins,

  • Two time Coach of the year 1994 and 1995 at Notre Dame,

  • 165-88-26 record


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




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.


 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 are named to the Big 12 All-Conference team. 

Senior captain Carrie Schmit , junior forward Kelsey Carpenter , sophomore defenders Stephanie Logterman, and Kasey Moore are 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



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- ranked 11th nationally

Texas junior goalkeeper Dianna Pfenninger sets the UT school record with her 29th career win. 

Priscilla Fite is Academic MVP 2007

 2008 -  13-4-4 Record Coach Chris Petrucelli gets his 300th victory ranked 18th nationally

In September 2008  the Largest Crowd (5585) ever to watch a soccer game in the Big 12 saw Texas and Texas A & M compete. 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  receivesthe 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 receives soccer's Lowe's Most Improved Award.


2009- 9-9-3  record Chris Petrucelli


Photo is Kristin Cummiss

Horns lose to the Aggies in the semi-finals of the Big 12 tournament

2010 Chris Petrucelli pending more information


2011- to Present Coach Angela Kelly

2011- to Present Coach Angela Kelly

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 pending more information

The Texas Soccer program receives the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic year. 

2012 8-10-2 Coach Angela Kelly

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Kelsey Shimmick






Brook Gilbert and Kelsey Shimmick         make Big 12 All tournament team


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.