Five soccer players claim All-Big 12 honors

first_img Previous articleHoroscope: October 31, 2017Next articleFraternity and Sorority Life hires seven new hall directors to enhance safety, promote community Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robbie Vaglio Twitter TCU vs Kansas State soccer in Fort Worth, Texas on September 22, 2017. (Photo by/Sharon Ellman) + posts What to watch during quarantine TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed ReddIt Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Twitter Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello Linkedin ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Facebook Robbie Vaglio printThe Big 12 announced the All-Conference teams this week for soccer, and five Horned Frogs earned honors from the conference.Two Frogs were named first team all-conference performers- sophomore goalkeeper Katie Lund and senior defender Ryan Williams. In addition to Lund and Williams, freshman midfielder Yazmeen Ryan was selected to the conference’s second team.Ryan was also selected to the Big 12 All-Freshman team. She is joined by goalkeeper Emily Alvarado and defender Tijana Djuricek.This season marks the first time since 2000 and the third time in program history that TCU has earned a pair of all-conference performers. Lund and Williams join teammates Allison Calleri and Jill Cook who were selected  in 1998 by the WAC and Brenda DeRose and Sherry Dick, also selected by the WAC in 2000.Lund led the Big 12 in goals against average with an average of 0.45 during the regular season. Lund’s save percentage of 0.848 ranked third in the conference. Lund tallied seven shutouts on the season. Lund combined with Alvarado on one final shutout, bringing the total amount to eight on the season. Eight shutouts ties a school record for the Frogs. Lund’s goals against average during conference play was 0.46, second in the league, and recorded a save percentage of 0.833 against conference opponents.Williams was a major piece on defense for the Frogs this season, helping the team post a 0.69 goals against average in the regular season. Williams ranks third among TCU defenders in total minutes with 1,664 minutes played this season. Williams tallied six assists on the season, the most on the team this season.Ryan ranks just behind Williams in assists on the season with five. Ryan also recorded four goals and 13 total points, good for second on the team. Ryan was the team leader in points, six, goals, two, and assists, two, in conference action. Both of Ryan’s goals in Big 12 play were game-winning goals.Alvarado appeared in six games during her freshman campaign, recording 11 saves. She made two appearances in net for the Frogs during Big 12 play and combined on a shutout with Lund.Djuricek has been a force on the backline for the Frogs throughout the season, starting in all 18 games for the Frogs this season. She, along with Williams, has been a major contributor on defense and influential to the impressive goals against average this season. Djuricek has recorded one goals and two assists on the season. Her goal was the biggest of the season for the Frogs, netting the game-winner in overtime against Baylor on senior night.The third-seeded Frogs will open the Big 12 Championship Wednesday night against sixth-seeded Kansas. Kickoff is set for 8:00 p.m. in Kansas City. Facebook Robbie Vaglio I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Linkedinlast_img read more