ACES HISTORY

A LOOK INTO PROGRAM HISTORY & ALUMNI

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ABOUT US

Formed in 2012, the Aces have included professionals under contract, professionals out of contract, and amateur players with the balance shifting throughout the years from 2013 to present.

We draw from all parts of the United States and around the world fostering the development of women’s soccer in the United States. We take pride in providing an opportunity for women to play soccer at the highest level beyond amateur club soccer and up through its affiliation beginning officially in 2018 with the Houston DASH of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL).

The Houston Aces joined the United Women’s Soccer League (UWS) in 2016 where we are reigning National Champions. The UWS represents a second tier of women’s soccer in the United States under the NWSL (first tier). 

Before joining the UWS, the Houston Aces played in the Women’s Professional Soccer League (WPSL) from 2012-2016. During that time, we won the 2013 United States Women’s Club National Championship and was the 2014 WPSL National Runner Up.

The Houston Aces strive to create all-around soccer players. We develop better athletes and soccer players through training and testing. 

We have strong women and men role models involved in ownership, coaching and management and we are proud to be a part of the national trend of the development of women’s soccer.

Individual Awards

Natalia Ariza

2019 All-UWS Second Team
2019 UWS SW All-Conference First Team
2018 UWS All Championship Team
2018 UWS SW Conference Defensive Player
2018 UWS SW Conference First Team
2017 UWS West Second Team

Tatiana Ariza

2019 ALL-UWS First Team
2019 UWS Offensive Player of the Year
2019 UWS SW All-Conference First Team
2019 UWS Team of the Week (Week VIII)
2019 UWS All Offensive Team (Week II)
2018 UWS SW Conference First Team
2017 UWS All Second Team
2017 UWS West First Team
2016 UWS All First Team
2016 West Player of Week Team (2xx)

Gisela Arrieta

2018 UWS Golden Boot Award
2018 UWS Points Leader
2018 UWS All First Team
2018 UWS SW Conference Offensive Player
2018 UWS SW Conference First Team

Julie Gavorski

2018 UWS All Championship Team
2018 UWS All Second Team
2018 Player of Week Team
2018 UWS SW Conference First Team

Paige Haywood

2019 All-UWS Third Team
2019 UWS SW All-Conference First Team
2019 UWS Team of the Week (Week VIII)
2018 UWS All Championship Team
2018 UWS SW Conference Second Team
2016 West Player of Week Team (1xx)

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Individual Awards Cont.

Team Awards

2018 UWS National Championship


2013 National Women's Club Championship

2018 UWS Inagural Southwest Conference Championship


2014 WPSL Big Sky South Conference Championship

2014 WPSL National Runner's Up

Tara McDonald

2018 UWS All Championship Team

Shauna Peare

2019 UWS SW "Iron Women" of the Year (most minutes played in regular season)
2018 UWS Player of Week Team
2018 UWS SW Conference First Team

Anna Hughes

2018 UWS SW Conference First Team

Jen LaPonte

2019 UWS SW All-Conference First Team
2019 UWS All Offensive Team (Week III)
2018 UWS SW Conference Second Team

Rachel Owen

2017 UWS All West First Team

Lauren Hughes

2019 UWS SW All-Conference First Team
2019 UWS Team of the Week (Week IV)

Aguinaldo Ferriera

2018 UWS All Coach of the Year

Greg Boles

2019 UWS SW Conference Coach of the Year