College Soccer Preview: Trinity University Tigers Women’s Team

Hardin-Simmons. The only team that kept the Trinity women from having an undefeated season. The lady Tigers racked up 17 wins and a season opener scoreless draw in 2018 versus Pacific Lutheran. Trinity won the SCAC championship and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament before meeting a pre-mature end at the hands of Hardin-Simmons. Trinity will be laser focused to go further this year.

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Head Coach – Dylan Harrison

Dylan Harrison is in his third season as the head coach of the Trinity women’s soccer team.

Appointed in 2016, the former Tiger men’s standout has chalked up a record of 42-3-0 over two seasons, a winning percentage of .933. Entering the 2018 campaign, Coach Harrison’s teams are undefeated in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) with a 24-0-0 mark. Trinity has also captured two SCAC Championships during his tenure. – from Trinity’s Staff Bio

Full Bio: https://www.trinitytigers.com/sports/wsoc/coaches/Dylan_Harrison?view=bio

Key Players Leaving

F – Halleanne Dure – Senior – 17 Goals 2 Assists in 2018 ( 40 Goals total)

F – Chelsea Cole – Senior – 23 Goals, 9 Assists in 2018 (54 Goals, 30 Assists in 4 years)

F/MF – Katie Peth – Senior – 13 Goals, 10 Assists in 4 years

Key Players Returning

F- Tori Schott – Junior – 4 Goals, 2 Assists

GK – Paige Wallace – 0.38 GAA, 20 Saves in 19 Games played

D – Lindsey Peng – 2 Goals, 9 Assists

Key Players Coming In

F/MF – Bella Tablante – Katy HS/Houston Dash U19 DA

MF – A.K Coker – Ursuline Academy of Dallas/ Dallas Texans FDL U18/U19

D – Nyah Sheperd – Deer Park HS/ Challenge 01 ECNL

Synopsis

Trinity University is an elite school in both education and soccer. The Women’s team has shown success through out the years and even with the loss of the seniors like Halleanne Dure, Trinity has been able to recruit a stacked incoming freshman class full of talent and soccer acumen. There are 15 incoming freshman, including Yasmin Subawella. Yasmin is an international student coming in from Singapore, Coach Harrison said of Yasmin in a April 15th press release from Trinity, “As an international student, Yasmin is very mature. We felt like we were talking to a senior in college not high school. Yasmin will have to adjust to the speed and physicality of the US game, but we are certain she will pick it up quickly.”

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Trinity’s defense only gave up 6 goals in all of 2018 and the defense will be just as tough in 2019, only Hardin-Simmons was able to crack the defense multiple times. There will be some concern as who will replace trio of Dure, Cole and Peth who had an impressive 53 goals among them in 2018. That is difficult to duplicate anywhere and at any level, but there are still very good strikers on the roster for 2019.

Schedule

The 2019 season begins at home versus East Texas Baptist on August 30th, the biggest match of season clearly is Hardin-Simmons on September 7th, a tough away match and Trinity will be looking to avenge last year’s two losses, including being knocked out by Hardin-Simmons in the NCAA tournament. SCAC conference play begins with Texas Lutheran at Home on September 20th and the regular season ends on November 3rd vs Austin. The SCAC championship will take place in Georgetown November 8th – 10th.

https://www.trinitytigers.com/sports/wsoc/2019-20/schedule

https://www.trinitytigers.com/sports/wsoc/2019-20/releases/recruits

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