Texas forward Cyera Hintzen (13) scores against Texas State at Myers Stadium on Sept. 7, 2018. (Stephen Spillman / for American-Statesman)

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Texas soccer star Cyera Hintzen makes history as Big 12 announces its annual awards

Posted October 31st, 2018

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As Texas prepares this week for its extended stay in the Big 12’s conference tournament, junior forward Cyera Hintzen entered the history books.

Hintzen was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year on Tuesday. Hintzen is UT’s first soccer player to ever win that award. The league’s leader in goals (10), assists (nine) and total points (29), Hintzen is vying to become only the third player in the Big 12’s history to win that offensive triple crown.

Hintzen has now earned all-conference honors during each of her three years on campus.

Despite missing six conference matches because of her duties with Canada’s national team, midfielder Julia Grosso shared the Big 12’s Freshman of the Year award on Tuesday with TCU’s Messiah Bright. She also earned a second-team nod on the all-Big 12 team and a spot on the conference’s all-freshman team. Hintzen and sophomore midfielder Berg were both placed on the All-Big 12 First Team. Additionally, forward Mackenzie McFarland was one of the 11 players voted onto the all-freshman team.

On Friday night, Texas (13-3-3) will play West Virginia (12-4-3) in the semifinals of the Big 12 conference tournament. UT is the third seed in the postseason showcase.

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