Bucs Set Program Record with 262 Student-Athletes on SoCon Honor Roll

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (June 25, 2020) – It was another record-setting day for ETSU Athletics, this time thanks to the Southern Conference Honor Roll. The Bucs placed 262 student-athletes on the 2019-20 SoCon Honor Roll, blowing by the program’s previous record of 229 set in 2017-18. The SoCon office released the Honor Roll on Thursday morning.

Yelton Pens Inaugural Recruiting Class

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (June 13, 2020) – ETSU women’s soccer head coach Jay Yelton officially announced his 2020 signing class Saturday morning, adding five players to the program for the 2020 season.

A Message From ETSU Athletic Director Scott Carter

On behalf of our head coaches and athletic department staff I want to speak from my heart.

A Call to Action From President Noland

The suffering that George Floyd experienced when he lost his life is something no individual should have to endure. Over the last week, I and others across the nation have wrestled with many emotions as we all search for answers, guidance and change. We must heed the call to action to create a vision from which future action can unfold.

ETSU unveils Stronger Together online store to support Bucs Help Bucs Initiative

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 28, 2020) — Fans, due to high demand for the “Stronger Together” t-shirt, the ETSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and BSN Sports launched an online store featuring additional products with the Freedom E logo.

ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame Call for Nominations

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 27, 2020) -- The ETSU Athletics Department is currently accepting nominations for induction into the 2020 ETSU Athletics Hall of Fame.

Commissioner Jim Schaus delivers State of the Conference Address

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 22, 2020) -- Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus unveiled his State of the Conference Address on Friday.

ETSU Athletics to hold virtual Game Time Tour series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 18, 2020) -- The East Tennessee State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is putting a twist on its annual Game Time Tour series.

SoCon announces cost containment measures for 2020-21

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (May 14, 2020) -- The Southern Conference announced Thursday a number of cost containment measures at both the institutional and conference levels to address the financial challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, as approved by the Southern Conference Council of Presidents and directors of athletics.

Recapping the Historic 2020 Bucky’s

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 1, 2020) – The first-ever virtual Bucky’s have come to a conclusion on Friday afternoon following the final award announcement. Despite having to go virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing could slow down the passion and the success of the annual Bucky’s, presented by Appalachian Orthopedics.

ETSU Stronger Together Shirts Available to Support Bucs Help Bucs Initiative

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 30, 2020) -- Earlier this month, East Tennessee State University launched the “Bucs Help Bucs” initiative to help serve the Appalachian Highlands and support the ETSU family during these challenging times.

ETSU to Hold First-Ever Virtual Bucky’s

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 27, 2020) – For the first time in the history of the coveted ETSU Athletics award ceremony, the Bucky’s are going virtual. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Bucky’s Awards Celebration will be posted virtually on Twitter (@bucacademics) and Instagram (@etsu_bucacademics) and will be sponsored by Appalachian Orthopedics.

Top Moments of Fall 2019 presented by General Shale

Fans, below you will find the "Top Moments of Fall 2019" presented by General Shale. Please note, these moments are not listed in any particular order. We are giving you the opportunity to vote for your top moment of the fall season by participating in our Twitter Poll Challenge, which will start on Tuesday, April 7.

A Letter to Our ETSU Family

To the ETSU Family and the best fans in the Southern Conference...

SoCon cancels remainder of spring competition

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (March 17, 2020) -- By unanimous votes of the league’s Council of Presidents and directors of athletics, the Southern Conference is canceling all athletics-related activities for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year, including competition, championships, organized practices and meetings, due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Commissioner Jim Schaus announced Tuesday.

ETSU names Jay Yelton women’s soccer head coach

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Jan. 16, 2020) -- East Tennessee State University Director of Athletics Scott Carter announced on Thursday that Jay Yelton has been named the new head coach of the ETSU women’s soccer program.

ETSU Places 36 Student-Athletes on SoCon Fall Academic Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Jan. 15, 2020) – The Southern Conference announced its Fall Academic All-Conference Team on Wednesday afternoon, as 36 ETSU student-athletes earned the academic honors for 2019.

Pisani Tabbed to First Team All-SoCon

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Nov. 5, 2019) – ETSU senior defender Elena Pisani (Milan, Italy) has been named to the All-Southern Conference First Team, the SoCon office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Bucs Bow Out in SoCon Tournament First Round To The Citadel, 1-0

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2019) – The #8 ETSU women’s soccer team fell in what would be their final match of the 2019 campaign, dropping a heartbreaking 1-0 defeat to #9 The Citadel in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament on a rainy Wednesday evening at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs Host Bulldogs in First Round of SoCon Tourney

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 29, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team host the Bulldogs of The Citadel on Wednesday afternoon, looking to duplicate their successes in the regular season over their opponent to advance to the quarterfinals of the SoCon Tourney over the weekend. The Bucs and Bulldogs meet in a 7 p.m. showdown at Summers-Taylor Stadium

Bucs Enter Tourney as 8th Seed; Host The Citadel Oct. 30

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 27, 2019) – The Southern Conference announced the official bracket for the 2019 SoCon Women’s Soccer Championship tournament, as ETSU enters with the eighth seed and a first round home game.

Bucs Drop Season Finale 2-0 to Spartans

GREENSBORO, N.C. (Oct. 27, 2019) – In the final game of the season, ETSU women’s soccer were overmatched by a UNC Greensboro side in a 2-0 defeat at UNCG Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon.

Bucs and Keydets Play to a 0-0 Draw

LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 25, 2019) – Despite 34 shots attempted by the two sides throughout 110 minutes of action, the ETSU women’s soccer team played to a 0-0 draw with VMI in a double-overtime affair at Patchin Field on Friday afternoon.

Bucs Finish Off Regular Season On Road at Keydets and Spartans

LEXINGTON, Va. (Oct. 24, 2019) – After securing a dominant win their last time out, the ETSU women’s soccer team looks to ride their momentum into the final games of the season as they take on VMI and UNC-Greensboro in SoCon action this weekend. The Bucs travel to take on the Keydets on Friday afternoon before meeting the Spartans in a 2 p.m. kickoff.

Bucs Leash Bulldogs in 3-1 Win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 20, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team honored their seniors on Sunday afternoon, scoring three goals in their victory in Summers-Taylor Stadium over The Citadel in Southern Conference play in the final home match of the 2019 regular season. The Bucs moved to 5-9-3 on the season, tallying their first win in SoCon play to move to 1-5-1.

Bucs Yield Decisive Goal in Double Overtime

JOHNSON CITY (Oct. 18, 2019) – The ETSU Buccaneers women’s soccer team dropped a tough result on Friday night, falling to the Mercer Bears in double overtime by the final score of 2-1 in front of the Blue & Gold faithful. The Bucs controlled much of the game, but a couple of Mercer bounces saw ETSU fall to 4-9-3 on the season and 0-5-1 in Southern Conference play.

Bucs Host Bears and Bulldogs in SoCon Action

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team look to eradicate their early struggles in the conference, getting their chances at the Mercer Bears and The Citadel Bulldogs this weekend at Summers-Taylor Stadium. The Bucs start the weekend with a chance to knock off the Bears, who come into the match with a 12-2-0 record, in a 7 p.m. showdown on Friday. ETSU ends by hosting the Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon in a 2 p.m. contest.

Bucs Concede Late Goal to Fall in 1-0 Battle Against Wofford

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 13, 2019) – After controlling most of the game, the ETSU women’s soccer team allowed a late game-winner from Wofford to fall in a 1-0 Southern Conference showdown Sunday afternoon at Snyder Field. The Bucs fall to 4-8-3 on the season, a 2-5-2 record in SoCon play.

Bucs Unable to Withstand Late Pressure in 2-0 Defeat

GREENVILLE, S.C. (Oct. 11, 2019) – ETSU women’s soccer took a hit to their conference campaign on Friday evening to the hands of Furman, the Paladins grabbing a 2-0 win on home soil at Stone Soccer Stadium.

Former Buc Hannah Short to Represent Country in World Beach Games

DOHA, Qatar (Oct. 11, 2019) – In the upcoming World Beach Games being held in Qatar, ETSU will be represented in beach soccer by former Buc and current professional Hannah Short. Short applied her trade for the Bucs from 2012-14 and will represent Team Great Britain in the event through October 12th to October 17th.

Bucs Head For the Road to Rival the Paladins and Terriers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 10, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team look to climb the SoCon ladder over the weekend as the team visits the Furman Paladins and the Wofford Terriers in conference action. The Bucs begin their conquest at Furman on Friday in a 7 p.m. affair before battling with the Terriers on Sunday, with kickoff scheduled to be at 2 p.m.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer Earn United Soccer Coaches Team Academic Award

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 9, 2019) – A dedication to the definition of student-athletes, the men’s and women’s soccer teams of ETSU once again have matched ambitions on the field with pride in the classroom, earning the 2018-19 Team Academic Award Winners by the United Soccer Coaches.

Crossbar Denies Bucs Twice in 0-0 Tie With Mocs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 6, 2019) – ETSU women’s soccer fell on the wrong side of luck in their 0-0 tie over SoCon foes Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon, hitting the crossbar on two different occasions in the conference matchup at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs battle but fall to reigning SoCon champs, 2-1

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 4, 2019) -- The ETSU women’s soccer team gave the reigning Southern Conference champion Samford Bulldogs all they could handle. Unfortunately, a controversial offsides call in the closing seconds of regulation wiped off Sarah Connolly’s (Ballygowan, Northern Ireland) equalizer as the Buccaneers dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision on Friday night inside Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs Prepare for Battle Against Bulldogs and Mocs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 3, 2019) – With the non-conference portion of the schedule complete, the ETSU women’s soccer team look to make an early impression in the Southern Conference as they host Samford and Chattanooga over the weekend.

Connolly Nabs SoCon Offensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Oct. 1, 2019) – ETSU junior forward Sarah Connolly (Bollygowan, Northern Ireland) has been named Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week, the SoCon office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Bucs Take Down Bulldogs in 5-0 Rout

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (Sept. 30, 2019) – In the non-conference finale of the ETSU women’s soccer schedule, the Bucs finished strong by recording a 5-0 road win over the SC State Bulldogs on Monday evening through a Sarah Connolly (Bollygowan, Northern Ireland) hat trick. The Bucs head into the remainder of SoCon play at 4-5-2 while the Bulldogs fall to 1-8.

Catamounts and Weather Disrupt Bucs in 2-1 Defeat

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 27, 2019) – After nearly a two hour weather delay interrupting the SoCon opener, the Buccaneers were on the wrong side of a narrow 2-1 defeat to Western Carolina in double-overtime at Summers-Taylor Stadium Friday evening.

Catamounts and Bulldogs on the Horizon for the Bucs

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 26, 2019) – ETSU women’s soccer look to open their conference play on Friday evening before heading on the road for the final non-conference action on Monday. The Bucs host Western Carolina in SoCon play at Summers-Taylor Stadium at 7 p.m. before taking on SC State in a 4 p.m. kickoff.

Bucs Sink the Pirates in 2-1 Win

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 18, 2019) – In the penultimate non-conference game of the season, the Bucs defeated Hampton at Summers-Taylor Stadium Wednesday afternoon in a 2-1 decision to move to 3-4-2 on the year.

Bucs Embark on Maiden Voyage Against Pirates

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 17, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team looks climb out of their recent slump as the Bucs host the Hampton Pirates in the penultimate non-conference game of the season on Wednesday. The Bucs play host to the Pirates at Summers-Taylor Stadium in a 5 p.m. battle.

Bucs Downed By Eagles With Late Strike

ROCK HILL, S.C. (Sept. 15, 2019) – In the second match in a three day span, the Bucs fell to hosts Winthrop in a 1-0 late Sunday evening matchup at Eagle Field. The loss drops ETSU to 2-4-2 on the year while the Eagles move to 2-3.

Bucs Unable to Overcome Early Radford Goals, Fall 2-0

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 13, 2019) – In a tale of two halves, the damage in the first half was too much to overcome as the Bucs (2-3-2) fell to Radford (6-1) in a 2-0 affair on Friday evening at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs Host Highlanders, Visit Eagles in Weekend Series

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Sept. 12, 2019) – After putting five goals past Delaware State last Sunday, the ETSU women’s soccer team look to carry the fine form in front of goal on their home-and-away weekend. The Bucs host Radford at Summers-Taylor Stadium on Friday at 7 p.m. before heading on the road to battle Winthrop in another 7 p.m. contest.

Bucs Too Much for Hornets in 5-2 Win

DOVER, Del. (Sept. 8, 2019) – The Bucs got back to winning ways on Sunday afternoon, controlling their way to a dominant 5-2 victory on the road at Delaware State behind five different scorers.

Bucs Downed by Navy in 2-1 Defeat

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (Sept. 6, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team held strong, but were unable to see past host Navy as the Midshipmen outlasted the Bucs in a 2-1 win in Annapolis on Friday evening.

Bucs Face Midshipmen and Hornets on the Road

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 5, 2019) – ETSU women’s soccer take their second consecutive weekend road trip as they head to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy on Friday evening before concluding their trip at Delaware State on Sunday afternoon.

Mrozek Wins SoCon Defensive Player of the Week

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Sept. 3, 2019) – ETSU sophomore goalkeeper Tess Mrozek (Johnson City, Tenn.) has been named Southern Conference Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week, the SoCon office announced Tuesday afternoon.

Bucs and Bulldogs Settle For Tie

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (September 1, 2019) – ETSU played their third consecutive overtime game on Sunday afternoon. Tess Mrozek (Johnson City, Tenn.) made 12 saves to help secure a result from Gardner-Webb with a 1-1 draw after 110 minutes. The tie moved the Bucs to 1-1-2 on the year while GWU holds a 0-3-1 mark.

Bucs Road Trip to Face Gardner-Webb

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. (August 31, 2019) – ETSU women’s soccer go on the road to Gardner-Webb in their first away game of the season. The Bucs and Runnin’ Bulldogs play Sunday evening at 7 p.m. in nonconference action at Greene-Harbison Stadium.

Bucs Held to Scoreless Draw by Spartans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 28, 2019) – ETSU recorded 23 shots but was unable to grab a winner as USC Upstate and ETSU played to a 0-0 draw after 110 minutes on Wednesday evening at Summers-Taylor Stadium. The Bucs moved to 1-1-1 on the year while USC Upstate owns a 0-1-1 mark.

ETSU women’s soccer to honor local child battling cancer at Wednesday’s game

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 27, 2019) -- The East Tennessee State University women’s soccer team will add Ava Corum as an honorary member of the Buccaneer roster for Wednesday night’s home game versus USC Upstate. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. inside Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs Set Sights on Spartans

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 27, 2019) – ETSU women’s soccer look to bounce back from their first loss of the season by taking on USC Upstate on Wednesday evening. The home match is the final of three to kick their campaign off before they head on the road. Kickoff from Summers-Taylor Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

ETSU Falls to UNC Asheville in Overtime Matchup

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 25, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team dropped a heartbreaking loss over UNC Asheville on Sunday evening, conceding a 96th minute winner from the Bulldogs in the first overtime to fall to their first loss of the season.

ETSU Welcomes Bulldogs In Second Straight Home Match

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 24, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team looks to continue from their last time out in a non-conference matchup against UNC Asheville. Kickoff from Summers-Taylor Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

ETSU Blanks King in Season Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 22, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team kicked off to a strong start on Thursday evening, as the Bucs controlled their way to a 4-0 victory over King University at Summers-Taylor Stadium.

Bucs Host the Tornado in Season Opener

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (August 22, 2019) – The ETSU women’s soccer team opens the season Thursday with a non-conference matchup against King University. Kickoff from Summers-Taylor Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

Bucs and Mountaineers Share Spoils In Final Preseason Matchup

BOONE, N.C. (Aug. 16, 2019) – Connolly scored her second goal in the preseason as ETSU and Appalachian State played to a 1-1 draw on Friday afternoon in the Bucs’ final match before the regular season begins.

Connolly Named to Preseason SoCon Team

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (Aug. 15, 2019) – The Southern Conference announced its preseason women’s conference rankings and all-conference teams Thursday afternoon. ETSU grabbed fourth in the coaches’ poll and was headlined by junior forward Sarah Connolly earning a spot on the preseason all-conference team after an impressive sophomore campaign.

ETSU Athletics announces partnership with bioPURE

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 6, 2019) -- bioPURE Services announced on Tuesday that East Tennessee State University Athletics recently became a bioPURE Certified TMathletic facility. This certification means that ETSU athletes will experience a higher level of clean and disinfection in high-use locations like the weight room and the various locker rooms throughout the athletic complex.

Women’s Soccer announces additional newcomers

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Aug. 5, 2019) -- With women’s soccer set to report to campus on Wednesday, ETSU head coach Adam Sayers and his staff announced additional newcomers for the 2019 roster on Monday.


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (July 18, 2019) – East Tennessee State University women’s soccer head coach Adam Sayers released the Buccaneers’ 2019 schedule on Friday morning. The slate kicks off with a road exhibition game at App. State before returning home for three games to start the season.

Best of Buc Photos: 2018-19

As the 2018-19 season came to an end last week, please take a look back at all the special moments in our special segment called “Best of Buc Photos” courtesy of ETSU Sport Photo Journalist Dakota Hamilton.