Cowgirl Soccer Getting New Home

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 7:04 pm
By: Jonathan Huskey

OSU women's soccer gets their season started Thursday night with the first game in Stillwater this weekend.

Sunday night at 7:00 p.m., a new era begins for Oklahoma State Cowgirl soccer.

"I'll put it this way, ours will be as nice as anybody in the country," said Head Coach Colin Carmichael.

The Cowgirls will play at Neal Patterson stadium for the first time, a brand new, 2,500-seat facility just for women's soccer.

"The student section, that's like, legit, because it's so, so cool," said Jaci Jones. 

"My older teammates that I played with freshman year, I'm like, hey, I get to play in the stadium," said Haley Woodard. 

Crews are still putting the finishing touches on the stadium. They hope to be completed by mid-September. But it's already feeling like home for the players.

"The first time we got to like step on the field, I'm like videoing it as I step on it ... The fact that I like get to play for the university, for my friends, my family, the team, everything, it's just, it's amazing," Jones said. 

"Anybody can dream about it, everybody can wish for it, which we all do, but for it to become a reality, I still have to pinch myself sometimes," said Carmichael. 

As if playing the first game in the new stadium didn't bring enough excitement in and of itself, it's not just any old opponent rolling into town on Sunday. It's Bedlam.

"It'll be a difficult game no matter when we play them. The opening of the stadium makes it a little bit more special," Carmichael said.  

All this after they open the season at Tulsa Thursday night.