Aggies Set to Open Spring Slate Sunday

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M Aggies welcome Houston South Select of the Women’s Premier Soccer League to the friendly confines of Ellis Field on Sunday at 4 pm as the Maroon and White begin the spring schedule.

The contest will be free to spectators.

Texas A&M returns 18 letterwinners from the 2013 campaign, including 10 of 11 starters. The returnees account for 54 of the Aggies’ 56 goals from last season. Texas A&M welcomes back All-Americans Shea Groom and Meghan Streight, along with fellow All-SEC performers Jordan Day, Leigh Edwards and Kelley Monogue.

The South Select club is coached by David DeVerteuil who was formerly a member of the South Texas U23 State Select team as well as the 2008 USASA Region III Coach of the Year. David Abramowitz, a graduate of A&M and former intern with the soccer program serves as assistant coach. Colombian National Team member and 2012 Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year Tatiana Ariza of Austin Peay leads the offense thus far through the year with six goals and 12 points through nine games.

The Maroon and White finished the 2013 season ranked No. 8 in the NSCAA Coaches Poll. A&M posted an 18-5-2 record for the year, claimed their first-ever SEC regular-season title with a 9-2-0 league ledger and captured an SEC Tournament crown. The Aggies appeared in their 19th consecutive NCAA Division I Championship, advanced to the Second Round for the 16th consecutive year and appeared in the Sweet 16 for the 12th time in program history.

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