University of Wyoming Women’s Soccer Announces 2021 Schedule

The University of Wyoming womens soccer team announced their schedule for 2021 on Friday. The schedule features five home matches at the Louis S. Madrid Sports Complex and Indoor Practice Facility. In addition, the team will compete in the Mountain Soccer League, with the top two teams in each conference earning automatic berths to the NCAA tournament. The schedule is below. Here is a look at the players you should keep an eye out for.

Taylor Burton

Taylor Burton, the University of Wyoming women’s soccer graduate assistant, has joined the staff. Previously, Burton was an assistant coach at the University of Evansville. She helped lead the Cowgirls to the Mountain West regular season championship in 2018 and a school record of 12 wins. In the past, she has held numerous assistant coaching positions. In addition, she has been named first team All-Mountain West, first team All-Pacific Region, and a Mountain West All-Star.

Colleen Boyd

University of Wyoming women’s soccer announced Monday that Colleen Boyd has been hired as the new head coach. She replaces Pete Cuadrado, who left the University to become the head coach of Tarleton State University. Prior to her position at James Madison University, Colleen Boyd was an assistant coach for three years. She played collegiate soccer at Oregon State, where she was named a two-time All-American. She also played professionally in the Women’s Premier Soccer League and the National Women’s Soccer League.

Sohomore Jamie Tatum

The 5-5 forward from Highlands Ranch, Colo., contributed to the team’s success with two goals in her first two conference games and four more in 19 games overall. Tatum finished her first season with 18 starts and 665 minutes played. She finished her career with six goals and 13 points on 54 shots. Tatum was named to the Mountain West Newcomer Team. In 2021, she will join Jamie Tatum, Hannah Hagen and Indiana Asimus.

Goalkeeper Kay Olivas

Former University of Wyoming women’s soccer goalkeeper, Kay Olivas, now coaches the position for the Cowgirls. Olivas has been involved with the Wyoming Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program for seven years. She holds the NSCAA Advance National Diploma, Level 1 Goalkeeper Diploma, High School Coaching Diploma, and Director of Coaching Diploma. She discusses the benefits of coaching goalkeepers at junior college.

Recruits from New England

The roster of the University of Wyoming women’s soccer team does not include a single player from the New England region or east of Texas. That could soon change, however, as goalkeeper Maddie Dion of Cumberland, R.I., has committed to play for the Mountaineers. The school competes in the Mountain West Conference. Recruits from New England and the Pacific Northwest have been scouting the Wyoming program for several months and have already been offered scholarships.

Coaches at UW

The UW women’s soccer coaches have announced their departures, as longtime head coach Mary Lou Mulflur retires after 26 years with the program. The two have been long-time friends and colleagues. DeGroot’s success has been credited with the team’s turnaround, with the team winning five of its last six games and winning the UMAC championship in 2018.

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