Why BYU Women's Soccer
South Field is the place the Cougars love to call home, and a home all opponents hate to visit. South Field has been the battlefield for BYU as the team has taken on and defeated top teams in their conference and in the NCAA.
The Cougars have been particularly tough at home over the last ten seasons (2012-21). During that span, BYU has gone 86-13-9. In 2021, the Cougars lost only one game at South Field and recorded 12 wins from their home field.
Located just south of the Smith Fieldhouse, South Field boasts one of the best-maintained grass playing surfaces in the NCAA, which was renovated in 2017. The Wasatch Mountains serve as a scenic backdrop for the capacity crowd of 4,200 fans. South Field is also equipped with state-of-the-art field lights, making night games a favorite among fans.
BYU has consistently been amongst the top in the nation with average home attendance. South Field was a top home venue in college women's soccer in 2021 with an average of 2,513 in attendance and a total of 32,670 throughout the season. The highest attended game in 2021 was against No. 12 USC as 5,347 fans watched the Cougars take a 2-1 win. BYU broke program records for single game attendance in 2017 when it hosted No. 1 UCLA (5,735).
In 2021, BYU won its ninth West Coast Conference championship. BYU won one WAC championship and eight MWC championships prior to joining the WCC. The Cougars earned their 22nd appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2021 and advanced to the NCAA College Cup Finals for the first time in program history.
Entering her 28th year, BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood has seen her team go from a new varsity sport to one of the premier programs in the nation. Among her accomplishments are 23 winning seasons in 25 years, 22 NCAA Tournament appearances, three quarterfinal teams and a College Cup runner-up team. She's won 16 conference championships. She was the 16th Division I coach to win 300 games, and just one of three coaches to start a program and stay with it for 300 wins. Her career record entering 2022 is 424-123-47.
Brent Anderson is entering his sixth season with the Cougars. Previously, Anderson help build the Utah Valley women's soccer team as its head coach for 12 seasons. He guided the Wolverines to their first NCAA tournament in 2015 and had an overall head coaching record of 110-100-14 (.522)
Steve Magleby is entering his fifth season with BYU as an assistant coach. He has been serving as an assistant coach for the BYU men's soccer team since 2015 and is the director of coaching for Celtic Storm and Rangers FC, local Utah youth soccer clubs.
BYU has a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning center with nearly 10,000 feet of working space that ranks among the nation's best. It features 106 stations to accommodate both female and male athletes.
BYU's strength and conditioning staff includes certified athletic trainers, a sports physical therapist, a team physician, team orthopedic surgeons and a wide variety of other medical specialists. The staff has experienced excellent results through its computer-analyzed combination of a strict weight and conditioning program, a carefully planned diet and sufficient rest.
Brigham Young University, the largest private university in the nation, has an outstanding academic reputation and a high commitment to athletics.
BYU has an impressive track record of academic excellence, and is consistently one of women's soccers top schools in terms of all-conference and all-NCAA scholars. The team had an impressive 10 players earn Academic All-WCC awards in the 2021 season.
Each BYU women's soccer game is broadcast on local and national platforms. BYUtv broadcasts nearly all of the team's home games and reaches tens of millions of viewers throughout the world. Other games are televised through ESPN's family of networks, the WCC's streaming platform (The WCC Network) and opponents' television platforms and streams. BYU games can be heard via radio broadcast on BYUCougars.com, BYU Radio (Sirius XM 143) and locally on ESPN 960 AM.