The talk of Aggieland has been Jimbo Fisher and the football program. However, Aggie soccer has quietly and unsurprisingly become the top team of the fall.
The Aggies celebrated Senior Night with a 2-1 win over Mississippi State!
We have all heard about the boys of fall and how much Jimbo Fisher has changed the Texas A&M program. However, head coach G Guerrieri has been at the helm of the program from the day it started 25 years ago. For two seasons, Coach Guerrieri was at Hardin-Simmons. He took a break from coaching after the 1989 season until 1993 when he became the head coach at Texas A&M. One of the winningest coaches in the history of NCAA Division I soccer, Guerrieri has established Texas A&M as a premier program in the nation and easily the best in the state. Under his direction, Texas A&M is one of only five teams to play in every NCAA Tournament the last 23 seasons. To say that he is a pretty strong coach would be putting it mildly.
This season, Texas A&M sits at No. 5 in the nation with a 14-1-1 season to date. Their latest victory comes against Mississippi State on Senior Night at Ellis Field. Before we look forward at what is to come, let’s take a look at what has been.
Junior forward Ally Watt leads the team in goals scored and it really isn’t even close. She has 11 through 15 games so far this season. She has been called “The Next Big Thing in Soccer.” She redshirted for her sophomore season, 2016, in order to participate in the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup. She notched seven goals during her time with the United States U-20, including two in World Cup action. To say the girl is good is putting it mildly.
In the SEC, the Vanderbilt Commodores sit ahead of the Aggies as they don’t have a conference loss. However, the Aggies do have the better overall record and rank at No. 2 in the RPI behind Stanford.
The team is undefeated at home, but will have two of the next three games on the road. On Thursday October 18, the Aggies head to Alabama. The match will begin at 6:00 pm CT. Next, they host Tennessee on Sunday October 21 at 4:00 pm CT before ending the season on the road in South Carolina on Thursday October 25 at 5:30 pm CT. All games can be viewed on the SEC Network.
We will be keeping an eye on this team for sure, especially as they head into postseason action next month, starting with the SEC Tournament that they enter as the defending champion.
Gig Em Ladies. Keep making Aggieland proud.
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