Huskies Release 2021 Schedule
SEATTLE - After postponing the fall schedule, the Washington Huskies are set to kick into action this February, playing a full season against Pac-12 opponents. Washington will play 15 games in total, including 13 against Pac-12 teams, beginning in late February and ending in April. All game dates and times are subject to change as necessary.
The season begins with two non-conference games, starting with a road matchup against Portland on February 6. Washington will host cross-town rival Seattle U on February 12 as its only other non-conference game.
The Huskies will start the Pac-12 schedule hosting Colorado on February 26, then face off with Colorado again two days later, also in Seattle. Washington will also host Stanford (March 12), Cal (March 14), Washington State (March 19), Oregon (April 9), and Oregon State (April 11). Washington will have road matchups with Arizona (March 5), Arizona State (March 7), Utah (March 26), USC (April 2), and UCLA (April 4), before finishing the regular season with a Boeing Apple Cup Series matchup at Washington State on April 16. The February 28 game against Colorado and the March 19 game against Washington State will not count as a Pac-12 game for conference standings.
This will be the first year of head coach Nicole Van Dyke's Washington tenure. Van Dyke joined the Husky family after a successful stint leading Penn in the Ivy League, where she won a league title. Van Dyke has coached 37 all-league selections and eight All-Region honorees in her 13 years as a head coach at three different schools.
The Huskies will have plenty of experience on hand to help Van Dyke's transition. After making the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2019, Washington brings back 21 players, including 11 of the 13 Huskies to score a goal in 2019. Back are both of Washington's All-Pac-12 selections as well in Summer Yates and Kaylene Pang. Pang, Yates, Jessika Cowart, and Olivia Van der Jagt all started at least 18 games for the Huskies in 2019 and will return this season.
All of Washington's games this year will be aired live via the Pac-12 Network or individual schools' live web streams. As soon as information is available on each game's broadcasts, it will be added to the Washington Women's Soccer schedule page on GoHuskies.com.
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