Lytle Named to Two Soccer Buzz Postseason Teams|
Feb. 2, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas - After a stellar first season, Texas Tech redshirt freshman midfielder Taylor Lytle was recently honored by Soccer Buzz Magazine on both the publication's national All-Freshman third team and Central Region All-Freshman lists.
Lytle is the first player in school history to be recognized nationally by the publication in its postseason awards and is also the first Tech player to be recognized on an all-freshman team since Kristy Frantz in 1996.
After helping stir the Red Raiders back to the Big 12 Championship in consecutive seasons, Lytle was named to both the All-Big 12 second and newcomer teams following the 2008 campaign. No Tech player in school history had previously been honored on two conference postseason teams in a single season.
Lytle, a Las Cruces, N.M., native, netted five goals in her first season, while adding eight assists, one short of tying the school record for a single season. After only one season, Lytle is also already among the top 10 all-time for career assists.
"It is great that Taylor is being recognized for her outstanding season," Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "After red-shirting her freshman year, she proved she could play with anyone in the Big 12 this season and actually got progressively better as the season went on. Taylor is the type of player that makes everyone around her better, and we are looking forward to seeing her continue to develop over the course of the next three years."
The Red Raiders will begin spring matches in nearly a month, traveling to Austin, Texas, with a doubleheader on Feb. 28, against Houston and the University of Miami (Fla.).