Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
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

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



Recent College Soccer Reporter
Irwin steps down as Portland head coach    
Bill Irwin, who has been with the University of Portland, staff for 29 years, the last ...
Women: Florida State buries Texas A&M    
Defending champion Florida State is headed back to the Women's College Cup for the fifth season ...
Women: Rutgers reaches College Cup for first time    
Rutgers came back from missing its first two shots in the shootout to beat Virginia and ...
Iowa Central takes first NJCAA DI women's championship    
Iowa Central defeated previously beaten and untied Eastern Florida State, 1-0, in rain-drenched for the NJCAA ...
Blackmore's 34th goal gives Louisburg NJCAA men's title    
English freshman Max Blackmore scored his 34th goal of the season, redirecting a cross from classmate ...
CIS: York repeats as national champion    
York University won Canada's CIS men's national championship for the second year in a row with ...
CCAA: Nine-man Humber claims fifth championship    
Humber, which lost two players to red cards in the first 30 minutes, beat Capilano, 5-3, ...
Texas A&M sends North Carolina packing early    
Texas A&M sent 21-time NCAA champion North Carolina home before the Sweet Sixteen for the first ...
Schedule: NCAA Division I Women's Tournament    
The second round of the NCAA Tournament kicks off on Thursday at Stanford, where the No. ...
Final Soccer America Men's Top 25    
Georgetown is No. 1 in the final Soccer America Men's Top 25 rankings of the regular ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives