Prospective Student-Athlete Information - Women's Soccer
We are excited about your interest in the University of North Texas and Mean Green soccer. The Mean Green has already established itself as a regional power, appearing in the NCAA Tournament four times. In 22 seasons of play, North Texas has never had a losing season. NT made the transition to Conference USA in 2013 and advanced to three straight conference tournament finals, winning the title in 2015.
North Texas head coach John Hedlund continued his winning tradition in his 22nd season. He started the season by capturing his 300th career win and finished it by capturing the Mean Green's third straight Conference USA regular-season conference title. The Mean Green went 9-1 in conference play, only the second time that a North Texas team has won nine league games. North Texas earned the No. 1 seed in the Conference USA Championship but ultimately lost in the semifinals.
Altogether, head coach John Hedlund and NT have won 12 total conference titles, most recently the 2016 Conference USA regular season title.
Quick Hits On North Texas
The Mean Green soccer team led the way for North Texas Athletics during the 2015-16 season, winning the Conference USA regular-season title and the tournament championship. Soccer also advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the fourth time in school history. Men's golf and track and field also saw post-season play. The men's golf team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament, while Chastity Stewart advanced to the NCAA Championships in two events: the 100 and 400-meter hurdles.
Forty-two Mean Green student-athletes were named all-conference during the 2015-16 season, and six received specialty conference awards. Carnae Dillard was named an AVCA honorable mention All-America selection after a stellar senior campaign. She was named Conference USA Player of the Year for the second straight year after breaking school records in career kills and attacks.
Rachel Holden was named the C-USA Co-Offensive Player of the Year for soccer, while teammate Karla Pineda was named midfielder of the year. The swimming and diving program picked up two big honors: Claudia Kitching was named C-USA Co-Newcomer of the Year, while Averie Ruiz was named freshman diver of the year. Ian Snyman was named C-USA Freshman of the Year for golf after tying for sixth place in the conference tournament.
The Women's Soccer Coaching Staff
Please note that, per NCAA rules, coaches can only respond via e-mail to juniors (after September 1) and seniors in high school. Coaches must mail responses to freshmen and sophomores, per NCAA rules. You can call any North Texas coach, but they cannot return your phone call unless you are a senior in high school.
North Texas has created a home-field advantage playing in the Mean Green Soccer Complex. Over the last 10 years, the Mean Green has established a record of dominance, posting a 90-13-6 mark at the Mean Green Soccer Complex. Located in the Mean Green Village, the field is within walking distance to a locker room, coaching offices and team meeting room. In 2016, North Texas continued its winning ways at home, setting a school record with a 17-consecutive win streak, dating back to the 2015 season. The Mean Green also continued their unbeaten streak at home against conference opponents to 39 games, tied for the longest in the nation.
Mean Green Compliance
What every prospective student-athlete should know about the recruiting process.
Academic Athletic Services
In the Fall of 2005, the academic and compliance staff relocated to the Mean Green Village. Located on Bonnie Brae, the new Student-Athlete Development Center is three times the size of the former academic center. The Center serves as the cornerstone of the Mean Green Village and is only a short walk from the surrounding sports facilities.
Admissions Process and Deadlines
Link to the University of North Texas undergraduate web site containing admissions requirements and deadlines.