The University of the Ozarks women's soccer team is hungry to return to the post-season after just missing the playoffs in 2016. Head coach Natalie Dryer believes her team has the talent and competitiveness to make a run at the post-season. The Eagles return five All-Conference players and seven starters.
Returning Starters: Brittanie Gragg (Forward, Sr.), Katherine Zamora (Defender, Jr.), CJ Burns (Midfielder, Jr.), Olivia Allard (Defender, Jr.), Chance Koy (Defender, Jr.), Rebecca McCarron (Midfielder, Soph.), Kiara Henry (Goalkeeper, Soph.)
Newcomers: Jaymie Clevenger (Goalkeeper, Fr.), Joey Long (Defender, Fr.), Georgia Warren (Midfielder, Jr.), Breanna Aguilar (M/D, Fr.), Christina Waddle (Defender, Fr.), Makayla Davis (D/MF, Fr.), Chloe Peacock (M/F, Fr.), Jordan Phillippi (D/MF, Fr.), Kaitlyn Slingsby (Defender, Fr.), Terri Brown (D/GK, Fr.), Alexis Woodside (MF/F, Fr.)
2016 Top Goal Scorer: Brittanie Gragg (9), Sr., Forward, Huntsville, Ark.
2016 Assist Leader: Tiffany Robinson (6), graduated
2016 Point Leader: Brittanie Gragg (19), Sr., Forward, Huntsville, Ark.
All-Conference Players Returning: Brittanie Gragg (Forward), Katherine Zamora (Defender), Chance Koy (Defender), Rebecca McCarron (Midfielder), Kiara Henry (Goalkeeper)
2016 Record (ASC): 6-10-2 (3-6-2)
2016 Conference Finish: 9th
Coach Dreyer Quotes:
"I know not making the playoffs stung the girls. We were one game away from going to the conference tournament. The girls are ready to get back to the tournament. I think we have the talent. I don't talk about it every day. I just tell them to trust the process. If we take care of business, the results will be there."
"From day one, I've set a high expectation for this team. The girls want to host a conference tournament match. To do that, we need to be positive, maintain good team chemistry and be disciplined in every aspect of the game. The girls are fighting for spots. That is a great problem to have. This is a competitive team."
23 - Bacone College (exhibition) - Home @ 5:00 p.m.
26 - Hendrix College (exhibition) - Home @ 12:00 p.m.
1 - #Millsaps College - Jackson, Miss. @ 1:00 p.m.
3 - #Centenary College - Jackson, Miss. @ 12:00 p.m.
6 - Lyon College - Home @ 5:00 p.m.
8 - Williams Baptist College - Home @ 2:00 p.m.
14 - *Howard Payne University - Home @ 2:00 p.m.
16 - *Texas Dallas - Home @ 2:00 p.m.
21 - *University of Mary Hardin-Baylor - Belton, Texas @ 5:00 p.m.
23 - *Concordia University Texas - Austin, Texas @ 1:00 p.m.
28 - *McMurry University - Home @ 2:00 p.m.
30 - *Hardin-Simmons University - Home @ 1:00 p.m.
5 - *Sul Ross State University - Alpine, Texas @ 2:00 p.m.
12 - *LeTourneau University - Home @ 1:00 p.m.
14 - %*East Texas Baptist University - Home @ 1:00 p.m.
17 - Hendrix College - Conway, Ark. @ 5:00 p.m.
21 - *UT-Tyler - Tyler, Texas @ 1:00 p.m.
26 - *Louisiana College - Pineville, La. @ 5:00 p.m.
28 - *Belhaven University - Jackson, Miss. @ 11:00 a.m.
31 - American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament
3, 5 - American Southwest Conference Championship Tournament
#Millsaps College Tournament
%Homecoming/Senior Day/Wounded Warrior/Arvest Bank Fanfest
*American Southwest Conference match