The incoming rookie talent for the soccer team has gained recogonition in the collegiate soccer world as exhibition play begins.With a recruiting class ranked 40th by Soccer Buzz Magazine and 16 returning players, head coach Dan Abdalla said the preseason training was used to get the players acquainted with one another to see how the team will fit together.
The Horned Frogs first preseason game is tonight against the Stephen F. Austin University Ladyjacks in Nacogdoches.
The past four years have gone by as fast as she swam the 50 freestyle and even though every year was different, each was been equally rewarding.Senior Erica Tate came to TCU as a highly acclaimed high school swimmer and continued her winning tradition throughout her collegiate career. The Grapevine native was a state champion, Swimmer of the Year, team MVP and captain all of which would eventually help her swim into the record books at TCU.
Tate's legacy would begin her freshman year when she and her teammates won the Conference USA championship.
As reigning conference champions, the men's tennis team will be in position to defend its crown this week out in the Rocky Mountains.The No. 68 Horned Frogs will begin match-play in the 2007 Mountain West Conference Championship this afternoon in Colorado Springs, Colo.
The team went 5-1 in conference play during the season, including a regular season finale sweep of the Air Force Falcons, University of Nevada-Las Vegas Rebels and the New Mexico Lobos.
A team is seen as a unified crew on the field of play, working together to achieve its goal: winning. Joined as one under the colors of purple and white, the Horned Frog baseball team has several jersey combinations and ways to be identified, creating a unique combination distinct to TCU.At the beginning of the 2007 season, the team had six available game jerseys along with one jersey for batting practice. All of these jerseys were made by Pro-Line Athletic Company, which TCU recently signed a long-term contract with, said Charlie Harris, vice president of sales and marketing.
After a two and a half hour rain delay the the No. 27 TCU Horned Frogs defeated the No. 26 Oklahoma University Sooners, 11-4 Tuesday night.The Frogs' bats remained hot in the opening of a nine home game stretch. A big second inning helped the Frogs to distance themselves from the Sooners. A single through the left side by junior Steve Ellington and walk by sophomore Ben Carruthers put runners on the bases for junior Bryan Kervin. A sacrifice infield hit from Kervin moved Ellington and Carruthers into scoring position and brought senior Steven Trout up to the plate.
The No. 28 TCU baseball team will begin a nine-game home stint when the team faces the No. 23 Oklahoma Sooners on Tuesday night. The Horned Frogs are looking to avenge a 13-5 road loss to the Sooners. The loss was the only blemish on the Frogs' recent seven-game road trip.
The Frogs went 6-1 on the road, including two conference sweeps of the Air Force Falcons and the UNLV Rebels.
Senior Day was most likely the most memorable day in the 2007 season as the TCU men's tennis team upset No. 46 New Mexico, 4-2 Sunday afternoon.The match was the last at home for the Frogs. It was also the last match of regular season play.
New Mexico jumped out to an early lead as Kamil Pajkowski defeated TCU Stuart Row in straight sets, 6-2 6-0. The win in court six gave New Mexico the 1-0 lead.
The TCU men's tennis team will return to action this Friday when the team plays Mountain West Conference opponent Air Force. The Frogs played their last match 10 days ago, dropping the contest to No. 45 Wisconsin, 5-2.
Head coach Dave Borelli said the time off was needed and has helped the players get ready for the third part of the season.
"We needed to take the time off to get fresh legs," Borelli said. "It's been a long year, and now the guys have been able to focus on school."
The No. 46 TCU women's tennis team will take to the court in the team's final nonconference match as the Frogs battle the No. 25 Virginia Commonwealth University Rams on Friday night at the Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center.The Frogs are fresh off of a home win after the team defeated Kansas State 6-1 Monday. The team is playing in an important nonconference match, head coach Jefferson Hammond said.
"We feel that it's a big match that has a lot of implications, but we play it like any other match with the same energy and focus," Hammond said.
Pitchers Jake Arrieta and Taylor Cragin led the Horned Frogs (13-6) to victory as they shut out the Air Force Falcons 6-0 Friday night to open Mountain West Conference play at Lupton Stadium. Arrieta kept the Falcons'(5-16) quiet striking out 11 and allowing only four hits through eight innings.
The only problem Arrieta and Cragin seemed to have from time to time was finding the strike zone. The two walked a combined six players.
"We've been walking way too many guys," Arrieta said.