#18 Texas A&M Women's Soccer 2013 Preview

Texas A&M Aggies

Overall Rank: #18
Conference Rank: #2 SEC
#18 Texas A&M Women's Soccer 2013 Preview
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It was a stellar beginning for the Texas A&M Women’s Soccer program in the first year of SEC play. The Aggies won the SEC West and posted an impressive 10 wins against their new conference foes. The postseason run was again very solid as the Aggies made it to the Sweet 16 losing to Florida State. The consistency of the Aggies to steadily get into the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight is what has established the Texas A&M program as one of the elite in all of Women’s College Soccer.

2012 Record: 19-4-1, 10-2-1
2012 Postseason: NCAA
Coach: G Guerreri

The Aggies have a deep squad that can light up the scoreboard on any given night when their high-pressure style of play is rolling for them. Three All-SEC performers from 2012 return this season for the Aggies: forward Annie Kunz, midfielder Meghan Streight, and goalkeeper Jordan Day. Kunz sets the scoring tempo.  She scored 13 goals in 2012 and is one of the best finishers in the sport. Streight controls the tempo in the midfield to build up the high-octane attack for the Aggies. Day anchors a defense that was very stingy, allowing only 16 goals during the entire 2012 season. Kelley Monogue is the top offensive weapon off the bench, with 10 goals in 2012. This depth and the style of play allows the Aggies to wear teams down over the course of a 90 minute match.

There are not many weaknesses on this Aggie side. A key point of emphasis for Texas A&M in year two in the SEC is now teams will have a year of video on them and they will not sneak up on anyone. They also lost multiple matches in 2012 where they dominated the shot totals but still lost to Auburn, San Diego and Tennessee. Thus, it is going to be very important for this Aggie side to finish their quality scoring chances on those nights. There will be nights where they run into top keepers throughout their schedule, but if they can finish one or two in those games, that will help a great deal.

Final Projection:
The Aggies will know where they in the national landscape of women’s college soccer right away as they open at home against Duke. This match, with the offensive firepower and styles both teams play, could end up being one of the best displays of attacking soccer you will see all season long. The non-conference slate also gets a visit from former Big 12 rival Baylor, Pepperdine and Arizona State. The non-conference schedule should prepare the Aggies very well for the SEC gauntlet. The key swing games in the SEC schedule for the Aggies will be road trips to Tennessee in the conference opener and a journey to Florida. The Aggies got beat by both sides in College Station a year ago and, if they can get results in both matches and hold serve at home, they should be neck and neck with Florida for the Conference title.

Projected Postseason: NCAA

Returning Leaders:
Goals:  Annie Kunz, Junior, Forward, 13
Assists:  Jayne Eadie, Redshirt Senior, Midfielder, 8
Shots: Annie Kunz, Junior, Forward, 75
Saves: Jordan Day, Junior, Goalkeeper, 79

Madness 2013 Women’s Soccer Recruit Rankings:
#23 Elizabeth Keester
#95 Taylor Saucier


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