Senior captain Lauren Porter fought back from an early-season knee injury and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.
May 18, 2012
With the 2011-12 academic year in the books, Utah women's soccer takes a look back at its inaugural season in the Pac-12 Conference. After posting a winning record as a newcomer in arguably the nation's most elite women's college soccer conference last fall, head coach Rich Manning and his squad kicked off the spring exhibition season with a nine-day trip to Italy in March. All-in-all it was a terrific way to begin a new era in Utah soccer.
"We had a very good first season in the Pac-12," Manning reflected. "It was a great adventure that we set out on. There was much to be uncertain about last fall, yet this group of players shook off a rough start and plowed through to a 5th-place finish. I am so proud of the players and staff. They have set the foundation for big things for Utah Soccer. To top it off, our seniors were fantastic. They are great players and people and will continue to be successful in whatever they do. Congratulations to all."
Overall Record: 10-9-1
Pac-12 Record (Finish): 6-5 (5th)
Most Valuable Player
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Most Improved Player
Most Inspirational Player
Rookie of the Year
Athletic and Academic Award Winners
2011 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District 6
NSCAA All-Pacific Region
3rd Team - Erin Dalley