Irving, Texas - The Big 12 Conference has announced the 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer team, as voted on by league coaches. The team, made up of 11 student-athletes, is led by West Virginia with four honorees.
Eight of 11 preseason selections were All-Big 12 First Team or Second Team selections in 2017. Bianca St. Georges (West Virginia), Julie James (Baylor), Haley Woodard (Oklahoma State) and Cyera Hintzen (Texas) earned first-team distinction a year ago, while Rylee Foster (West Virginia), Easther Mayi Kith (West Virginia),Haley Berg (Texas) and Yazmeen Ryan (TCU) garnered second-team recognition last season.
The 2018 Big 12 soccer preseason poll will be announced on Thursday, August 9 at 2 p.m. CT.
The season kicks off with three teams in action on Thursday, August 16 (Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State). The remaining seven programs will open the year on Friday, August 17.
2018 PRESEASON All-BIG 12 SOCCER TEAM
|Rylee Foster, West Virginia~||Jr.||Cambridge, Ontario|
|D||Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia*||Sr.||St. Felix de Valois, Quebec|
|D||Easther Mayi Kith, West Virginia~||Sr.||Quebec City, Quebec|
|D||Sarah King, Baylor||Sr.||Coppell, Texas|
|MF||Julie James, Baylor*||Sr.||Fairview, Texas|
|MF||Haley Berg, Texas~||So.||Celina, Texas|
|MF||Karitas Tomasdottir, TCU||Sr.||Hella, Iceland|
|F||Haley Woodard, Oklahoma State^*||Sr.||Norman, Okla.|
|F||Sh’Nia Gordon, West Virginia||Sr.||Ocklawaha, Fla.|
|F||Cyera Hintzen, Texas*||Jr.||Garland, Texas|
|F||Yazmeen Ryan, TCU~||So.||Norman, Okla.|
^ - Unanimous Selection
* - 2017 All-Big 12 First Team honoree
~ - 2017 All-Big 12 Second Team honoree
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.