Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
West Virginia picked to win title
August 12th, 2013 3:36PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  college women


[BIG 12: Women] West Virginia, which won the 2012 Big 12 regular-season title with a 7-0-1 record in its inaugural season in the conference, is picked to claim the top spot in 2013. The Mountaineers, who return nine starters, earned seven first-place votes to finish ahead of Texas Tech and Baylor.

Five WVU players named to the All-Big 12 preseason team: defender Jess Crowder, midfielder Kara Blosser, midfielder Ashley Lawrence, forward Kate Schwindel and forward Frances Silva.

Texas Tech’s duo of forward Janine Beckie and defender Jaelene Hinkle, who both earned All-Big 12 first team recognition last season after leading the Red Raiders to a third-place conference finish and the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, are also on the All-Big 12 preseason team.

Big 12 Preseason Poll:
1. West Virginia (7) 63
2. Texas Tech (2) 55
3. Baylor 52
4. Oklahoma State 40
5. Kansas 33
6. Texas 31
7. TCU 21
8. Oklahoma 19
9. Iowa State 10

Preseason All-Big 12 Team:
Pos. Name School Year Hometown
G Abby Smith Texas So. Plano, Texas
D Bobbi Clemmer TCU So. Decatur, Texas
D Jaelene Hinkle Texas Tech Jr. Denver, Colo.
D Jess Crowder West Virginia Jr. Cary, N.C.
M Bri Campos Baylor So. Centennial, Colo.
M Kat Ludlow Baylor Sr. Colleyville, Texas
M Kristen Kelley Oklahoma State Sr. Tulsa, Okla.
M Kara Blosser West Virginia Sr. Spotsylvania, Va.
M Ashley Lawrence West Virginia Fr. Toronto, Ontario
F Janine Beckie Texas Tech So. Highlands Ranch, Colo.
F Kate Schwindel West Virginia Jr. Livingston, N.J.
F Frances Silva West Virginia Sr. Overland Park, Kan.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Ohai gets goal, Taylor shutout in U-23s' win over Japan    
[SIX NATIONS TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-23 women's national team opened play at the Six Nations Tournament ...
Maryland's trip to England in works for years    
[COLLEGE MEN] Maryland, the 2013 NCAA Division I men's runner-up, will tour England in March with ...
Gonzalez awarded long-term contract extension    
[UC RIVERSIDE: Women] UC Riverside has signed Nat Gonzalez, the  Big West Women's Coach of the ...
Smith was close to leaving Santa Clara for Notre Dame    
[COLLEGE WOMEN] Jerry Smith, who signed a seven-year extension that will keep him at Santa Clara ...
Jacksonville lures Ruiz from UCF    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Jacksonville appointed UCF associate coach Mauricio Ruiz as the Dolphins' new head men's ...
2014 college men's signings    
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Players with ties to the Development Academy confirmed their collegiate choices Wednesday on National ...
Drexel associate coach Green takes Belmont job    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Belmont hired Drexel associate coach Bryan Green as the fourth head men's coach ...
Thirty programs are making changes    
[WOMEN'S COACHING MOVES] Thirty Division I women's programs have replaced their head coach or are in ...
UNCG's Nugent named Cougars head coach    
[WASHINGTON STATE: Women] Steve Nugent, who spent the last three seasons at UNC Greensboro, was named ...
California programs make moves    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Five Division I men's programs in California -- Cal State Fullerton, CSU Bakersfield, ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives