Dixie State University’s women’s soccer team officially begins its 2017 preseason training Monday, Aug. 14. The Trailblazers open camp with 40 players on the roster, including 20 returning letterwinners and six regular starters from last season’s 11-7-0 team (9-4-0 PacWest/tied for third).

Head coach Kacey Bingham (Arizona State, 2006) returns for her fifth season on the Trailblazer sideline as Dixie State opens its final season as a member of the Pacific West Conference. Bingham has compiled a 39-27-3 overall record in her three seasons as head coach, including a 33-16-1 mark in PacWest play.

Following its first full week of training, DSU kicks off its three-match preseason slate with an exhibition game vs. USU-Eastern at Legend Solar Stadium on Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. The Trailblazers will also host two more scrimmages, the first coming vs. Heat FC on Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 8 p.m., followed by their final preseason match vs. College of Southern Nevada on Saturday, Aug. 26, at 8 p.m.

Dixie State officially opens the 2017 regular season with four-straight games away from home, starting with a pair of matches played in Nampa, Idaho, vs. Western State Colorado on Thursday, Aug. 31, followed with a road tilt at Northwest Nazarene on Saturday, Sept. 2. The Trailblazers will play eight home matches this season, beginning with a non-conference showdown vs. in-state foe Westminster College at Legend Solar Stadium on Friday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m.

2017 Dixie State returnees

Dixie State welcomes back six regular starters for 2017, highlighted by the reigning PacWest Player of the Year in senior forward Darian (McCloy) Murdock (Herriman, Utah/Herriman HS). Murdock, who also earned first-team all-PacWest and second-team NSCAA all-West region honors, led the conference with 12 goals scored and was second overall in total points (26). She started in all 18 games last season …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News

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