Nine Big 12 soccer student-athletes were named to the 2013 NSCAA All-Central Region team. The league placed five on the first team, two on the second team and two on the third team. West Virginia's Nikki-Izzo Brown was named the Central Region Coach of the Year.
Big 12 regular season and postseason champion West Virginia netted the most overall selections as four Mountaineers were recognized.
First team members from the conference include Janine Beckie (Texas Tech), Jaelene Hinkle (Texas Tech), Kadeisha Buchanan (West Virginia), Ashley Lawrence (West Virginia) and Frances Silva (West Virginia). Each of the five first team selections were named to the 2013 All-Big 12 First Team. Silva was named the league’s offensive player of the year while Buchanan earned the defensive and newcomer honor. Silva was also named the Capital One Academic All-America® of the Year last week.
Texas and Texas Tech each placed two on the All-Central Region team while Oklahoma State added one honoree. The 2013 NSCAA All-America teams will be announced Friday, Dec. 6.
2013 NSCAA All-Central Region Team
Central Region Coach of the Year: Nikki Izzo-Brown - West Virginia
|D||Kadeisha Buchanan||Fr.||West Virginia||Brampton, Ontario|
|D||Jaelene Hinkle||Jr.||Texas Tech||Denver, Colo.|
|M||Ashley Lawrence||Fr.||West Virginia||Caledon, Ontario|
|F||Janine Beckie||So.||Texas Tech||Highland Ranch, Colo.|
|F||Frances Silva||Sr.||West Virginia||Overland Park, Kan.|
|GK||Abby Smith||So.||Texas||Dallas, Texas|
|F||Kate Schwindel||Jr.||West Virginia||Livingston, N.J.|
|M||Sharis Lachappelle||Jr.||Texas||San Antonio, Texas|
|M||Allie Stephenson||So.||Oklahoma State||Lee's Summit, Mo.|