Grasser, Back Speak About Honors, Future


Cynthia Rios, Staff Writer

With an 12-4 overall record and a 8-2 conference record, Texas A&M University – Commerce Women’s soccer leads the Lone Star Conference with excellent performances from veterans Vicky Back and Savannah Grasser who have been named LSC Players of the Week.

Back is from York, England where she attended York College for high school and graduated from A&M – Commerce in May with her bachelor’s in human performance.

Currently playing her last season with the lions, Back has already won preseason Defensive Player of the Year honors and the LSC Player of the Week honors not only once but twice this season. Back wears no. 24 for the Lions and is fifth in the LSC in goals with 5 and has also recorded 3 assists this season playing in every match so far this season.

Grasser is from Maybank, Texas where she attended Maybank High School. She wears no. 10 for the Lions and is a senior also playing her last season. Grasser has also won LSC Player of the Week not once, but twice. She currently leads the Lions with the most goals with 9 and is second in the LSC. Grasser has also recorded 2 assists this season playing all 14 matches so far this season.

Aside from soccer, Grasser and Back not only hold an example on the field they are also student workers at the Morris Recreation Center both as managers and life guards.

The lions currently lead the LSC with their 8-2 record as they look to take back their LSC Championship title they held the 2014-2015 season but lost to Angelo State last season. “We want to win conference, and we’re looking pretty good right now.” Back said.

For the past two years the Lions have won the LSC tournament, and this year they look to win it for the third consecutive year in a row which would make them the first to do so in LSC history. “We want to win the tournament and make it as far as we can in at the NCAA tournament.” Grasser said.

Currently holding the no. 2 spot for the South Central region of the most recent NCAA rankings, the lions are actually looking to host the NCAA tournament at home. “We’re looking to host and if we keep winning like we have, we have a good chance.” Back said.