The Big 12 named sophomore Cyera Hintzen to the Preseason All-Big 12 soccer team, the league office announced Wednesday.
Hintzen is one of 11 members named to the squad. She was the Big 12 freshman of the year last season and registered two goals for Texas. Hintzen led the team in shots on goal and total shots.
Hintzen is a forward from Garland and played in 13 matches while starting 12 of them. She played 1,005 minutes overall in 2016. Hintzen scored her first goal against UCSB on Sept. 18 and notched a Big 12 goal against Oklahoma a week later.
The All-Big 12 team had six selections from West Virginia with Texas, TCU, Baylor, Oklahoma and Texas Tech each having one apiece.
Preseason All-Big 12 soccer team
Pos., Name, School, Class, Hometown
GK, Rylee Foster, West Virginia~, So., Cambridge, Ontario
D, Paige Welch, Oklahoma~, Jr., Austin
D, Amandine Pierre-Louis, West Virginia*, Sr., Montreal, Quebec
D, Bianca St. Georges, West Virginia, Jr., St. Felix de Valois, Quebec
MF, Julie James, Baylor*, Jr., Fairview
MF, Jordie Harr, Texas Tech, So., Sachse
MF, Carla Portillo, West Virginia*, Sr., Mississauga, Ontario
F, Emma Heckendorn, TCU*, Sr., Flower Mound
F, Cyera Hintzen, Texas~, So., Garland
F, Michaela Abam, West Virginia^*, Sr., Houston
F, Sh’Nia Gordon, West Virginia, Jr., Ocklawaha, Fla.
^ – Unanimous Selection
* – 2016 All-Big 12 First Team honoree
~ – 2016 All-Big 12 Second Team honoree
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.