Soccer Set for Spring Season
March 7, 2015

Schedule | 2014 Season in Review

Boise State women's soccer is eager to build on the momentum of last season's furious finish. The Broncos won the final four games of the regular season to earn a spot in the Mountain West Tournament. Many key pieces return next season after graduating just two seniors.

For many of the Broncos, next season has already started. Now the offseason weightlifting and conditioning will start to be paired with on-field competition.

Boise State will open its spring schedule March 8, at Eastern Washington. It is the first of four games played during the non-championship season. The Broncos will also travel to Washington State (April 18) and host two matches.

The squad will take the field at Boas Soccer Complex March 14, against Idaho State at 2 p.m. Boise State will also host Northwest Nazarene April 25, at 4:30 p.m.

Boise State will return nine starters from last season, including three-time All-Mountain West First Team selection Brooke Heidemann, who enters her senior season. Heidemann is already arguably the most decorated student-athlete in program history and she is back to lead an experienced Bronco team to greater heights.

Much of the experience is youthful for Boise State. Three of the nine returning starters were freshmen in 2014. Five more members of last year's freshman class logged minutes in at least 10 matches. Among those to grow up quickly last season was goalkeeper Janelle Flores, who started 18 matches in front of the net. Flores posted six shutouts and a 0.95 goals-against average in her debut season.

Last year's rookies now have an understudy to help bring along. Freshman Allegra Weeks will get her first taste of collegiate soccer during the spring season. Weeks graduated early from Boise's Timberline High School and enrolled at Boise State for the spring semester.

The exhibition season will offer the first chance for new assistant coach Maite Zabala to work the sidelines during a Bronco game. Zabala, a Boise native and Bishop Kelly graduate, joins the Boise State staff with 14 years of Division I coaching experience. She was most recently the associate head coach at San Francisco before starting with the Broncos last month.

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