Aggie soccer hosting alumni event Saturday

LOGAN, Utah – Utah State women’s soccer will host its annual alumni day on Saturday, April 23 starting at 9 a.m. at the football practice field, located south of the Chuck & Gloria Bell Soccer Field and the Laub Indoor Practice Facility.Alumni day action will begin at 8:45 with check-in, with opening ceremonies featuring roughly 40 alumni, including recognition of two alumni from the class of 2000, will take place at 9 a.m. with matches starting at 9:15 a.m. Matches are slated for 25 minutes long and a small-sided with a mixture of current Aggie players playing alongside the Aggie alumni, before the alumni will take on the current USU team at 11:15 a.m. A bounce house will be on hand for children to play in. For more information, contact assistant coach Marla Nelson at 435-797-8752 or m.l.nelson@aggiemail.usu.edu.The Aggies return nine starters and 18 letterwinners from last season’s squad that posted a 9-7-5 record. The Aggies posted a 5-2-1 WAC record en route to their second WAC regular-season title in three years. USU does bring back 2009 WAC Offensive Player of the Year, Shantel Flanary, and 2010 WAC Defensive Player of the Year, Natalie Norris.Fans can follow USU soccer at http://twitter.com/USUsoccer and Utah State athletics at http://twitter.com/USUAthletics. Saturday’s USU soccer alumni gathering is one of the many activities happening on Saturday, which also includes an Aggie softball game and the USU football Spring Game.The second-annual HURD Bowl will now start at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. The HURD is planning on four teams playing with the championship game slated for 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Alex Putnam at a.put@aggiemail.usu.edu. Utah State softball will conclude its three-game Western Athletic Conference series with a single game at Noon on Saturday at LaRee and LeGrand Johnson Field, as the Aggies face the Bulldogs of Fresno State to conclude their three-game series, which started Friday afternoon.At 1 p.m. on Saturday, there will be a tour of the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex for the USU Football alumni group.The weekend is topped off as Utah State football will wrap up spring drills with the Blue-White Spring Game at 2 p.m. at Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium. Utah State University President Stan Albrecht and University Provost Raymond Coward will be the celebrity guest head coaches for the Spring Game.The USU Ticket Office will be open at the South Ticket Office at Romney Stadium from 1 – 4 p.m. for Aggie football season ticket renewals as well as taking new orders. Fans can also renew online 24 hours a day at www.UtahStateAggies.com and clicking on the “buy/renew tickets” under the “tickets” drop down menu. For more ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.Fans can follow the Aggie football program at twitter.com/USUFootball. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on facebook at Utah State University Athletics.-USU-

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