Texas freshman Haley Berg (#2) celebrates a goal by teammate Cyera Hintzen (center) against Rice at Myers Stadium on Aug. 18, 2017. Hintzen and Berg were both honored by the Big 12 on Monday. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Haley Berg joins Texas teammates Cyera Hintzen and Katie Glenn among Big 12’s soccer standouts

Posted October 30th, 2017


On Wednesday, UT freshman Haley Berg will lead Texas into the Big 12’s tournament. On Monday, she led the Longhorns onto the Big 12’s honor roll.

Berg has been named the Big 12’s freshman of the year, the conference announced on Monday. Berg was also a second-team addition to the Big 12’s all-conference team, and she was the only Longhorn that made the all-freshman squad. This season, Berg ranked second at UT in goals (five) and points (12).

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Berg was joined on the all-conference team by teammates Cyera Hintzen and Katie Glenn, who were both first-team picks. A sophomore forward, Hintzen’s seven goals and 19 points are tied for the Big 12-lead. Glenn, who is a junior midfielder from Round Rock, recorded four goals and three assists this year.


Texas (13-2-2) will be the fourth seed at the Big 12’s tournament. The Longhorns will open against Baylor (10-5-2) on Wednesday. The Longhorns and Bears will meet at Kansas City’s Swope Soccer Village at 2 p.m. in a rematch of UT’s 1-0 win in Waco on Oct. 20.