WU soccer ready to have season without ‘what if’s ‘

Dave Becker

When tallying up the performance of the previous season, it’s important to look at what could’ve happened. The Lady Blues have probably looked at the column for ties and thought, “what if?.”

The Lady Blues wrapped up their season with a respectable record of 10-6-5. But with the odds stacked against them after losing 10 players and having to introduce 11 new players to the system 10-6-5 seems impressive.

“If those five ties we had last year were wins, a record of 15-6 would have been more than enough for us to be in tournament play,” said coach Tim Collins. “Last year I learned a lot about myself in seeing what we had and trying to establish team chemistry, I’m really looking forward to seeing what we can achieve this year.”

Senior Jessica Mainz knows of one game she wishes they could’ve put in their win column in 2007.

“Metro State,” said Mainz “I wish we would’ve had that one. But we play them in Denver this year, so it’ll be really fun.”

The Lady Blues return five seniors this year, but noticeably absent from this year is Brie Forman who graduated at the end of last year.

“Brie was an excellent example of the way we get things done around here,” said Collins “We’ll all miss her being around this year.”

Mainz along with teammate Lisa Fahey were named to the Daktronics 1st Team All-American in 2007 along with many other numerous accolades after last season.

The Lady Blues open their season August 30 against Hawaii Pacific University.