Texas Tech No. 24 in NSCAA Preseason Rankings|
Texas Tech appeared at No. 24 in the 2013 NSCAA Preseason Rankings released Tuesday.
Aug 13, 2013
LUBBOCK, Texas - The Texas Tech soccer team appeared at No. 24 in the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Preseason rankings released earlier today.
The Red Raiders, who were picked No. 2 in the Big 12 Preseason Poll last week, return eight starters from a team that finished 16-6-1 in 2012 and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Tech opens its 2013 regular season Aug. 23 at New Mexico.
Tech is one of two Big 12 programs to appear in the top-25 of the 2013 NSCAA Preseason Rankings as Baylor checked in at No. 13. Reigning Big 12 Champion West Virginia is receiving votes.
The Red Raiders were represented by both junior Jaelene Hinkle and sophomore Janine Beckie on the 2013 All-Big 12 Preseason team last week. Hinkle was a unanimous selection among conference coaches while Beckie is returning from a stellar freshman campaign in which she earned NSCAA All-America honors.
Texas Tech will host its home opener Aug. 25 when the Red Raiders face Colorado State at the John Walker Soccer Complex.