WSU's Bremer Fulfulling Potential
By Daneysse Daniels
Cloudy skies, cold temperatures and the breeze through the air are signs that the fall season has officially settled, as the Washington State University women's soccer team prepares for its final games of the regular season.
The Cougars have climbed in and out of the national rankings this season, currently No. 43 in the NCAA RPI, are receiving votes in the NSCAA national poll and are fifth in the Pacific Region, and are receiving votes in the Soccer Times Top 25.
WSU's successful season can in part be attributed to the hard work of the freshman midfielder Beau Bremer.
"Beau has accomplished everything that we anticipated," head coach Matt Potter said. "She is a great character to have around the team and she has really blossomed in the environment around the other girls on the team."
Potter said Bremer's talent and play is out there for everyone to see, and that he is pleased with how the freshman has succeeded this season.
"She has a great attacking mind and makes great decisions with obviously getting on the score sheet has helped her in that sense," Potter said. "She has settled in really well and is beginning to show that potential that she truly has."
Bremer, a Scottsdale, Ariz., native, said she has been playing the game of soccer ever since she was a little girl. She said soccer was a game that she could be lively and enthusiastic in.
"I've always loved playing soccer since I was younger," Bremer said. "It's just something about the sport, and I wouldn't want to be playing any other sport."
Bremer said her best memory from playing soccer came early in her career.
"My best memory was probably when I first started, and you used to play soccer with the pug goals," Bremer said. "I was goalie, I always started as goalie and actually planned on playing goalie but the first time that I started out on the field I scored and that's when being on the field just started to be a fix for me."
Bremer was a five-sport athlete throughout her high school years in Arizona. After transferring to Pinnacle High School in 2009, Bremer was the a part of the 21-0 Pinnacle women's soccer team to win the Arizona Class 5A-II state championship.
During her senior season at Pinnacle, Bremer was a class 5A first-team all-state selection after scoring 18 goals on the season. Bremer earned two varsity letters in soccer, alongside participating in golf, tennis and track at Pinnacle High. Bremer is seven-time state champion for her club team, Sereno del Sol 93.
When trying to decide which university was right for her, she said the tight-knit community is what helped her decide on WSU.
"Washington State has a unique community here in the city of Pullman," Bremer said. "Everyone around here is just friendly and you get a sense of that atmosphere that I really liked."
Potter said Bremer committed to attend WSU late in the recruiting process, but the coaches did their due diligence and he is thankful that for what she has done for the Cougars and the way it has turned out for the program.
"She is a player that I have known since she was really little and from Arizona, that state has been big successful for us recruiting wise," Potter said. "She comes from great pedigree and has some really good training so she was obviously a player that we identified early. She actually didn't commit to come to Washington State until late in the process, but that speaks to her talents she is a good golfer as well."
In the short few months in a Cougar uniform, Bremer has earned a Pac-12 Women's Soccer Player of the Week (Sept. 13-19), and has also played a vital role in the Cougar line up scoring a game-winning goal against Gonzaga, as well as scoring two goals to push the Cougs past Idaho.
Bremer said coming into her first season at WSU she just wanted to create and build her own identity.
"As a freshman I just wanted to establish my spot and have a role on the team," Bremer said. "For the next three years I want have more leadership and be able to take on more roles as I get to be one of the oldest ones on the team."
While wearing a Washington State uniform, Bremer said she has learned that it is the little things that help paint the bigger picture.
"I have definitely learned a lot of lessons since arriving here on the WSU campus but I think that the biggest lesson that I have learned so far has to be just to be on discipline and just to really take note of the tiny details," Bremer said. "Those two things alone really can make a huge difference."