Boise State took five shots in final 10 minutes, but could not find equalizer
Boise State fell behind early and could not climb back
Samford scored twice in the second half to earn the win
Boise State has a young group of forwards led by the creative Kayla Tucker
Bronco star Brooke Heidemann leads a midfield group that blends veterans and newcomers
Boise State women's soccer has a young and exciting group of attacking players on the 2015 roster, led by the creative Kayla Tucker. Head coach Jim Thomas walks us through the Bronco forwards.
Meet the 2015 Boise State women's soccer midfielders. Three-time all-conference honoree Brooke Heidemann returns for her senior season. to lead a group with a good blend of veterans and newcomers. The midfielders are introduced by head coach Jim Thomas.
Boise State women's soccer head coach Jim Thomas announces the 2015 schedule
Boise State women's soccer head coach Jim Thomas discusses the health of the team as fall approaches. Thomas notes the additional spots the squad had to fill during spring training allowed many Broncos to gain valuable experience. Everybody is expected to be at full strength when official practice commences.
In the second episode of the Bronco Soccer Offseason Report, head coach Jim Thomas explains which Broncos are stepping into leadership roles. Brooke Heidemann, Hailey DeVries and Sarah Taylor have emerged in the early going.
Boise State women's soccer hosted Washington State Aug. 30, 2015, in the home opener for the Broncos.
On August 12, 2015, the Boise State soccer and volleyball teams took a break from training and played a friendly game of softball at Dona Larsen Park. Photo by Boise State Sports Information Department.
Boise State women's soccer hosted Nevada Oct. 24, 2014.
Jim Thomas is in his third year at the helm of Boise State women's soccer. Thomas took over the Bronco program Dec. 13, 2012, after spending five years as an assistant at Washington.
In his first season Thomas led Boise State to a 13-7-3 overall record and the most conference wins (six) in the history of the program, marching all the way to the championship match at the Mountain West Tournament. The team earned its first 13-win season since 2009, and marked the third season the team finished with more than 10 wins.
In 2013, the Broncos led the conference in goals with 33 in 23 games, as well as goals against average (0.78). With their attacking style of play and solid defense, Boise State went undefeated against Pac-12 schools in 2013, for the first time in program history.
The Broncos returned to the conference tournament in 2014 after stringing together four consecutive shutout victories to end the regular season, including an upset victory at San Diego State. The wins propelled the team to sixth place, clinching the final tournament berth on the final day of the regular season.
Boise State and then-freshman goalkeeper Janelle Flores posted a shutout streak of 433:42, spanning the final six games of the year. The strong finish helped Thomas and the Broncos finish with a 9-9-3 record.
Under Thomas, the Broncos have garnered six all-conference selections, three all-tournament honors and 15 conference all-academic awards.
Prior to Boise State, Thomas helped Washington to a 50-28-11 record since 2008, turning the program around after the Huskies went 12-43-5 during the three years prior to his arrival. During his five seasons in Seattle, Washington made four NCAA Tournament appearances including a run to the Elite Eight in 2010. Thomas' duties with the program included the coordination of recruiting some of the nation's elite youth talent as well as leading on-field training sessions.
Thomas has seen success at various levels in the soccer arena, spending time as head coach at the community college, high school and club levels. Over the past decade, he has spent time with both the Crossfire Premier Soccer Club and the Northwest Nationals Premier Soccer Club, garnering four State Championships.
Prior to joining the staff at Washington, Thomas headed the men's team at Edmonds (Wash.) Community College from 2005-07 and served as head coach of Seattle's Roosevelt High School boys' varsity team from 2000-05.
Thomas hails from Bangor, Wales and graduated from Glamorgan University where he was a member of the college team which advanced to the sweet 16 of the National Cup. He was a starting forward for three seasons, two of them as the team's top scorer.
- Men's Sports
- Women's Sports
- Staff Directory
- Bronco Sports Properties
- Media Relations
- Sports Medicine
- Blue Thunder Marching Band
- Spirit Squad
- Ticket Office
- Ticket Office Home
- My Account
- Buy Tickets
- Accessibility/ADA Info
- Student Ticket Info
- Student Rewards Program
- Seating Charts
- Chairback Rentals
- Bronco Athletic Association
- BAA Home
- Bronco Luncheon Series
- Varsity B
- Boise State Hall of Fame
Boise State Ticket Office
1910 University Drive - MS 1230
Boise, ID 83725
Hours & Contact
Monday - Thursday | 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Friday | 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
Phone: (208) 426-4737
Fax: (208) 426-2229
- FAN ZONE