GCU women’s club soccer was established in the fall of 2015 but already has experienced enough growth to qualify as one of the fastest growing club soccer programs in the nation. We are a member of the Southwest Conference and compete in the West Coast Soccer Association. Our travel team plays fall and spring seasons with matches at GCU’s excellent facilities and games or tournaments in California, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas. If you are a student who is looking to continue developing athletic abilities and a passion for the sport, our GCU soccer club is for you.
Due to the growth and success of our program, we are able to host our league at GCU. Our club is fully established, extremely competitive and at an intercollegiate level with all teams playing an 18-game schedule in the fall and spring seasons. Over the course of both seasons, our club soccer teams play approximately 40 matches, including tournament play. GCU’s women’s club soccer works with top coaches, equipment and uniforms, and plays on some of the Southwest’s best facilities. We are a year-round program and always welcome new, motivated athletes.
|Friday||09/09/2016||at||College of Southern Nevada||Nevada||TBA||5-2 L|
|Saturday||09/10/2016||vs||Utah State Eastern||Henderson, NV||TBA||2-1 L|
|Saturday||09/24/2016||at||Northern Arizona||NAU||TBA||2-1 L|
|Sunday||09/25/2016||vs||Benedictine||GCU Prescott Field||TBA||1-1 W|
|Sunday||10/02/2016||vs||Arizona State||GCU||TBA||1-1 W|
|Saturday||10/08/2016||vs||Northern Arizona||GCU||TBA||3-2 L|
|Sunday||10/09/2016||at||Arizona||Tucson, AZ||TBA||4-1 L|
|Sunday||10/23/2016||vs||Arizona State||GCU||TBA||3-1 L|
|Sunday||02/12/2017||vs||Northern Arizona||Prescott Field||Noon||11-0 W|
|Saturday||02/25/2017||at||Northern Arizona||Flagstaff, AZ||4 pm||1-0 W|
|Saturday||03/04/2017||at||San Diego State||SDSU PG 610||7 pm||3-1 L|
|Sunday||03/05/2017||at||UC San Diego||Warren Field||10 am||3-0 L|
|Sunday||04/02/2017||vs||Point Loma Nazarene||Prescott Field||10 am||4-1 W|
|Sunday||04/09/2017||vs||Cal State Fullerton||Prescott Field||10 am||3-1 W|
Lance Thompson is in his second year as head coach for the Grand Canyon University club soccer teams. Though he is new to GCU, he is not new to coaching the sport and leading teams to success. Coach Thompson, who spent the previous three seasons as head coach at NCAA Division II University of Hawaii-Hilo, has compiled a 135-85-23 record in 13 seasons as a head coach at four different schools. Four of his squads made postseason appearances.
Coach Thompson began his coaching career at NAIA Alliant International University in San Diego, where he spent five seasons as head coach (1999-2003) and led his teams to a 57-32-3 record. His teams reached the NAIA playoffs twice and finished with top-25 seasons in 2001 (No. 25) and 2003 (No. 7). He then became athletic director and coach at Holy Names University, based in Oakland, Calif., where he spent two seasons (2004-2005) and earned a 20-14-5 record. His 2004 squad earned an NAIA tournament berth and his 2005 team finished second in the California Pacific Conference’s regular season.
He spent the 2012 season as the men’s coach at NCAA D-II Cal State San Bernardino and three prior seasons at Cal Poly Pomona. Prior to Pomona, Thompson was the director of soccer at NCAA D-II Notre Dame de Namur. He led the 2008 Argonauts to a 14-3-3 record and won the Pacific West Conference championship. Coach Thompson graduated in 1995 from Frostburg State University. He is a Bel Air, Md., native, but now lives in Peoria, Ariz., with his wife, Jennifer, and their three children – son, Tyler, and daughters, Kailey and Kiana.