Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Emma Bates Named Mountain West Cross Country Women's Athlete of the Week

Boise State's biggest star in any sport apparently didn't rest over the offseason.  She's right back where she left off last track season.  Bates placed sixth in the Roy Griak Invitational, leading her teammates to a fourth-place finish.  Emma is the Mountain West Conference Cross Country Female Athlete of the Week, the second time this year she's won the award. 

And more good news--Boise State is now #17 in the nation in cross country, the highest rank ever for the Broncos.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bronco Volleyball Team Scores Impressive Win Over 11-3 Wyoming

The Wyoming Cowgirls came into the Mountain West Conference volleyball opener with a sparkling 11-2 mark, but it was the homestanding Boise State Broncos that came away with the 25-22, 21-25, 25-16, 25-19 victory in Bronco Gym tonight.

Alyssa Gammel and Sierra Nobley combined for 34 kills, and Gammel's six service aces set a school record for a four-set match as Boise State improved to 8-5 overall.
With the match tied at one set apiece, Gammel stepped up by serving four consecutive points, including two aces, to stretch the Bronco lead to 16-7 in the third set.  Gammel then opened the fourth set serving for seven straight points, including three aces.  That 7-0 advantage proved to be insurmountable as the Broncos clinched the match with a 25-19 victory.

Gammel finished with 15 kills, one assist, 10 digs and one block to go with her six aces.  Gammel is tied for seventh most all-time, but the other six achieved their marks in five sets.  Nobley recorded a team-high 19 kills and hit 36 percent of her shots while racking up seven digs, two blocks and two aces.  Maddy O'Donnell added nine kills while hitting 64.3%.  O'Donnell entered the game ranked sixth in the nation at 48.5%.  O'Donnell also had two aces and a team-high four blocks.

Sarah Baugh moved into fifth place all-time for career assists since 2001 with 51 tonight to give her 1,725 overall.

Boise State will host #7 Colorado State (13-1, 1-0) at 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon in Bronco Gym. 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Exciting Schedule on Tap for Bronco Tennis Team

A home schedule that includes Stanford, Oregon and Arizona of the Pac-12 and road contests against UCLA, Texas Tech, and Pepperdine highlight an incredible schedule for the Boise State tennis team.  The Broncos will also be back to defend their title at the prestigious Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Alabama.

2014 Fall Schedule

Date Opponent/Tournament Location Time
Sept. 19-21 at Napa Valley Tennis Classic St. Helens, Calif. All Day
Sept. 27-Oct. 5 at ITA All-American Tournament Tulsa, Okla. All Day
Oct. 3-5 Dar Walters Tennis Classic Boise, Idaho All Day
Oct. 9-12 at Battle in the Bay San Francisco, Calif. All Day
Oct. 15-19 at ITA Mountain Regional Las Vegas, Nev. All Day
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 at UNLV Fall Classic Las Vegas, Nev. All Day
Nov. 7-9 at Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Kirkland, Wash. All Day
Nov. 6-9 at USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships Flushing Meadows, N.Y. All Day

2015 Spring Schedule
Date Day Opponent/Tournament Location Time
Jan. 17 Sat. at Hawaii Honolulu, Hawaii TBA
Jan. 23-24, at ITA Kick-Off Tournament in Los Angeles, Calif. (UCLA)
Jan. 23 Fri. vs. Texas Tech Los Angeles, Calif. 11 a.m.
Jan. 24 Sat. vs. UCLA/Pepperdine Los Angeles, Calif. TBA
Feb. 1 Sun. at Pepperdine Mailbu, Calif. 2 p.m.
Feb. 6 Fri. at Northwestern Evanston, Ill. 3:30 p.m.
Feb. 8 Sun. vs. Harvard Evanston, Ill. 10 a.m.
Feb. 14 Sat. vs. UC Irvine Las Vegas, Nev. 10 a.m.
Feb. 14 Sat. at UNLV* Las Vegas, Nev. 4 p.m.
Feb. 20-22, at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic in Montgomery, Ala.
BGNTC Lineup: Boise State, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Mississippi State, Princeton, South Florida and Texas Tech
Feb. 27 Fri. Utah Boise (BTC) 2 p.m.
Feb. 27 Fri. Penn (doubles only) Boise (BTC) 7 p.m.
Feb. 28 Sat. Penn (singles only) Boise (BTC) 9 a.m.
Feb. 28 Sat. Penn vs Utah Boise (BTC) 2 p.m.
Feb. 28 Sat. Brigham Young Boise (BRSC) 6:30 p.m.
March 5-8 at Pacific Coast Doubles Championship San Diego, Calif. All Day
March 8 Sun. at San Diego State* San Diego, Calif. 12 p.m.
March 15 Sun. Oregon Boise (ATC) 1 p.m.
March 21 Sat. Arizona Boise (ATC) 1 p.m.
March 22 Sun. Arizona vs. Cal Poly Boise (ATC) 1 p.m.
March 23 Mon. Cal Poly Boise (ATC) 4 p.m.
March 25 Wed. Stanford Boise (ATC) 4 p.m.
March 28 Sat. UC Santa Barbara Boise (ATC) 11 a.m.
March 28 Sat. Eastern Washington Boise (ATC) 6:30 p.m.
April 3 Fri. New Mexico* Boise (ATC) 5 p.m.
April 5 Sun. Montana Boise (ATC) 9 a.m.
April 5 Sun. Air Force* Boise (ATC) 1:30 p.m.
April 10 Fri. at Nevada* Reno, Nev. 1 p.m.
April 12 Sun. at Fresno State* Fresno, Calif. 1 p.m.
April 18 Sat. Utah State* Boise (ATC) 10:30 a.m.
April 18 Sat. Idaho Boise (ATC) 5:30 p.m.
April 19 Sun. Idaho vs. Utah State Boise (ATC) 11 a.m.
April 22-26, at Mountain West Championship in Albuquerque, N.M.
May 8-10, at NCAA Regionals (Location TBA)
May 14-25, at NCAA National Championships in Waco, Texas (Baylor)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Harwell Will Be a Bronco

Malek Harwell had over a dozen other offers, but he chose to come play basketball at Boise State.  A great recruit for the Broncos.

Harwell, a 6-4, 175 pound guard from Pocatello's Century High School, averaged 21 points a game in leading his team to the Idaho 4A championship game.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

2014-15 Wrestling Schedule

Iowa State, one of the legendary names in college wrestling, will come to Boise State this year.  Support the Bronco wrestlers and the sport and be on hand for that one, as well as the other home matches this season:

2014-2015 SCHEDULE
DateOpponent / EventLocationTime / Result
Cowboy Open
11/08/14Cowboy OpenLaramie, Wyo.9:00 a.m. MT
11/14/14vs. Utah ValleyBoise, Idaho4:30 p.m. MT
 vs. Iowa StateBoise, Idaho6:00 p.m. MT
Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
12/05/14Day OneLas VegasAll Day
12/06/14Day TwoLas VegasAll Day
12/12/14vs. Oregon State *Boise, Idaho7:00 p.m. MT
Reno Tournament of Champions
12/21/14Reno Tournament of ChampionsReno, Nev.All Day
Southern Scuffle
01/01/15Day OneChattanooga, Tenn.All Day
01/02/15Day TwoChattanooga, Tenn.All Day
01/09/15at Northern ColoradoGreeley, Colo.7:00 p.m. MT
01/16/15at South Dakota St.Brookings, S.D.6:00 p.m. MT
01/17/15at North Dakota StateFargo, N.D.1:00 p.m. MT
01/23/15vs. Arizona State *Boise, Idaho7:00 p.m. MT
02/01/15vs. Stanford *Boise, Idaho1:00 p.m. MT
02/06/15vs. CSU Bakersfield *Boise, Idaho7:00 p.m. MT
02/08/15at Oregon State *Corvallis, Ore.TBA
02/13/15vs. Cal Poly *Boise, Idaho7:00 p.m. MT
02/15/15at WyomingRock Springs, Wyo.2:00 p.m. MT
Pac-12 Championships
02/28/15Pac-12 ChampionshipsCorvallis, Ore.TBA
NCAA Championships
03/19/15Day OneSt. LouisAll Day
03/20/15Day TwoSt. LouisAll Day
03/21/15Day ThreeSt. LouisAll Day

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Boise State's Brooke Heidemann Named National Soccer Player of the Week

Brooke Heidemann, who helped lead Boise State to wins over Idaho and Idaho State over the weekend, was named as the Disney Soccer/National Player of the Week for Division I women's soccer.

It is the first time that a Bronco soccer player has earned the award.  Super job Brooke!

Heidemann earns Mountain West Conference Player of the Week

Junior Brooke Heidemann is this week's Mountain West Conference Offensive Soccer Player of the Week, the conference announced yesterday.
Heidemann was a key factor in Boise State's two wins over Idaho and Idaho State last weekend as the Lady Broncos captured the Governor's Cup.  Heidemann scored three goals and had an assist in the two wins.

Congratulations Brooke!

Monday, September 8, 2014

2014-15 Swimming Schedule

2014-2015 SCHEDULE
DateOpponent / EventLocationTime / Result
10/08/14vs. UtahBoise West YMCA6:00 p.m. MT
10/11/14at IdahoMoscow, IdahoTBA
10/31/14at Oregon StateCorvallis, Ore.TBA
11/07/14USC Diving InvitationalLos Angeles, Calif.All Day
11/08/14USC Diving InvitationalLos Angeles, Calif.All Day
11/09/14USC Diving InvitationalLos Angeles, Calif.All Day
11/20/14Texas A&M InvitationalCollege Station, TexasAll Day
11/21/14Texas A&M InvitationalCollege Station, TexasAll Day
 Wildcat Diving InvitationalTucson, Ariz.All Day
11/22/14Texas A&M InvitationalCollege Station, TexasAll Day
 Wildcat Diving InvitationalTucson, Ariz.All Day
11/23/14Wildcat Diving InvitationalTucson, Ariz.All Day
12/05/14Jean Freeman Minnesota InvitationalMinneapolis, Minn.All Day
12/06/14Jean Freeman Minnesota InvitationalMinneapolis, Minn.All Day
01/02/15at San Diego StateSan Diego, Calif.1:00 p.m. MT
01/03/15USD Relay MeetSan Diego, Calif.12:00 p.m. MT
01/08/15at DenverDenver, Colo.1:00 p.m. MT
01/24/15vs. WyomingBoise West YMCA12:00 p.m. MT
01/30/15AFA Diving InvitationalColorado Springs, Colo.All Day
01/31/15vs. NevadaBoise West YMCA11:00 a.m. MT
 AFA Diving InvitationalColorado Springs, Colo.All Day
02/18/15Mountain West ChampionshipsSan Antonio, TexasAll Day
02/19/15Mountain West ChampionshipsSan Antonio, TexasAll Day
02/20/15Mountain West ChampionshipsSan Antonio, TexasAll Day
02/21/15Mountain West ChampionshipsSan Antonio, TexasAll Day
03/19/15NCAA ChampionshipsGreensboro, N.C.All Day
03/20/15NCAA ChampionshipsGreensboro, N.C.All Day
03/21/15NCAA ChampionshipsGreens

Bronco Soccer Team Wins Again

The Boise State soccer team is off to another great start.  Brooke Heidemann and KT Clayton each scored twice as the Lady Broncos downed Idaho State in their home opener, 4-1 yesterday.

"We talked a lot about the importance of winning the state during the offseason," said head coach Jim Thomas.  "The fact that we got to follow through with it is big for us and bodes well for the rest of the season."
A crowd of 681 turned out to welcome Boise State, which traveled to Moscow for a 2-0 win over Idaho Friday.  Idaho State, now 2-2 on the season, took the first two shots in the first 14 minutes of the game before Boise State struck.
Hailey DeVries set up the score by taking possession of the ball from her own end and taking it upfield.  Just prior to the midfield stripe, DeVries sent a perfect pass to Heidemann, who broke free.  Heidemann moved into the box and booted a shot to the back of the net from 10 yards away.  It was Heidemann's third goal of the year.
Four minutes later, Clayton connected on a pass from Heidemann.  Then, Heidemann grabbed control of the ball on the left wing, dribbled in, and sent a strike across the box.  Clayton flew in and connected just enough to send the ball trickling inside the right post for Boise State's third goal.
Meanwhile, freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores kept ISU at bay with five first half saves, and Boise State led at halftime, 2-0. 
In the 61st minute, Kayla Tucker took the ball down the right wing and sent a high cross near the far post.  Heidemann soared over the Bengal players and headed the ball inside the right post for a spectacular goal.
"She does this stuff all the time in training," said Thomas. "We just want everyone to see it. When she out jumps  a kid who has three or four inches on her, now you start to see some of that athleticism, obviously we saw it when she played goalie for us. A play like that is a testament to her technical development and pure athleticism."
Clayton notched her second goal of the afternoon eight months later, when Kelsey Nicassio spotted Clayton heading from the left wing.  Nicassio sent Clayton a perfect pass that KT reached right before the Bengal defender and goalie.  Clayton sent the ball into the goal from 20 yards out.
It was just the sixth time in school history that two players scored multiple goals in a match--the last duo to achieve it was Shannon Saxton and Cheyenne Jones in 2010 vs. New Mexico State.
Idaho State scored just 13 seconds later, when Madeline Gochnour sent a shot into the goal when Flores fell down.
"We don't take a ton of shots," Thomas said. "We don't shoot until it's right. We were predatory in front of goal today, and that's what it looks like when we're on our game."
Boise State hosts Gonzaga this afternoon at 4.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Boise State Cross Country Teams Make A Statement in Utah

The Bronco women downed Utah, BYU and Weber State to win the Utah Open in Salt Lake City yesterday, and David Elliott led the Bronco men by winning the men's 6k in 19:14.5.

Emma Bates captured the 4K for the women with a time of 14:10.1, and Marisa Howard was second with a time of 14:23.5.  Sophomore Sarah Hastings took fourth (14:38.7) and senior Tessa Murray was fifth (14:51).

Freshman Andrew Raflai was fourth on the men's side for the Broncos.