Cowgirl Soccer Completes Most Successful Season in Wyoming History

Nov. 17, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming Cowgirl soccer team recently concluded its most successful season ever and placed a Wyoming record four girls on the Mountain West Conference first and second-teams.

The Cowgirls finished with a 9-7-4 overall record and a 3-3 MWC mark. Their 9-7-4 (.550) record is the best finish in UW history, bettering last year's finish of 10-9 (.526). Their 3-3 conference finish was the second best in UW history behind last year's 4-2 mark.

Junior forward Mercy Adetoye became the first ever Cowgirl soccer player to earn MWC first-team honors twice in a career. She earned the honor after scoring seven goals and tallying seven assists this season. She led the MWC in shots, shots per game, points and points per game. Her seven goals is the most in a single season in UW history. She is currently fourth all-time at UW in goals with 14.Her seven assists are the most in a single season in UW history and moved her into a tie for the most career assists at Wyoming with eight.

Senior midfielder Lindsey Vossbrink, senior forward Mari Gomes and junior defender Kara Walters were all named to the MWC second-team.

Vossbrink started all 20 games for the Cowgirls this season en route to her second-team selection. She scored three goals and added an assist this season. She leaves Wyoming in a tie with Adetoye for the most career assists, eight. She started 72 games in her career at Wyoming which is the second most ever.

Gomes started all 20 games this season and led the team in goals with eight while adding a pair of assists. Her eight goals was the second most in the MWC. She leaves Wyoming with the second most career goals (17), the second most goals in a single season (eight in 2004) and the second most career points (37).

Walters started all 20 games this season and has started 40 consecutive games for the Cowgirls dating back to her freshman season. She anchored a defense that allowed just 1.07 goals a game, and shutout their opponent six times this season, the second most times in a single season in UW history.