2008 RED RAIDER SOCCER
Volunteer Assistant Coach Fourth Season Texas 2005
Former University of Texas standout and U.S. Women’s National Team member Kelly Schmedes, formerly Kelly Wilson, enters her fourth season as the volunteer assistant coach for the Texas Tech soccer program.
The native of Odessa, Texas, rounded out a stellar career at Texas in 2004 where she spent one season under the tutelage of former Texas Tech head coach Neil McGuire, who served as an assistant coach for Texas during the 2004 season. Schmedes completed her Longhorn career as Texas soccer’s all-time leading scorer with 129 career points and established UT single-sea- son marks for goals (16), assists (14), points (46) and game-winning goals (6) during her senior year in 2004.
Schmedes, a three-time candidate for the Herman Trophy and two-time NSCAA All-American, earned first team All-Big 12 hon- ors four times (2001-2004). During her time as a Longhorn, she was named Big 12 Player of the Year in 2002 and Rookie of the Year following her freshman campaign in 2001.
In addition to her on the field accomplishments, Schmedes was selected first team Academic All-American in 2004 as well as capturing the 2003 Big 12 Scholar-Athlete Award. All three seasons she was eligible, Schmedes earned a spot on the Academic All-Big 12 First Team.
Schmedes has made two appearances on the U.S. National Team at the 2002 and 2005 Algarve Cup. She scored her first career goal in international play against England in 2002. Prior to joining the U.S. National Team, Schmedes was one of the top youth national team players, helping lead the USA to the 2002 FIFA U-19 Women’s World Championship.
Administrative Assistant Third Season Texas Tech ‘97
Jill Gossett is in her third season as the administrative assistant for Red Raider soccer.
Also the administrative assistant for sports medicine, Gossett is responsible for the booking of all travel arrangements of the soc- cer program, while also maintaining the flow of the office and performing other office duties.
Gossett, a Bedford, Texas, native, graduated from Texas Tech in 1997 and has been married to Ed Gossett for nine years. The couple has two children, Kaitlyn (7) and Hunter (3).
Student Manager First Season
After a highly successful four-year tenure as a Red Raider, Priscilla Esquivel enters her first season a student manager for the team.
During her four seasons, Esquivel finished among the top-10 in career points, goals and game-winning goals. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Esquivel started in a total of 73 matches for Tech, finishing her career with 12 goals and four assists for a total of 28 points. Esquivel also served as the team’s captain her senior season and was named the team MVP following the season.
Esquivel is currently completing her degree in education and wants to enter into coaching upon graduation.