Beckie Tabbed To National All-Freshmen Team
Janine Beckie was named to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshmen Team of the Year Wednesday.
Nov. 28, 2012
LUBBOCK, Texas - Texas Tech freshman forward Janine Beckie has been named to the Top Drawer Soccer Freshmen Team of the Year as announced by the national publication Wednesday.
A first team selection, Beckie is one of just two Big 12 rookies to be named to the postseason squad after pacing the Red Raiders with 14 goals and five assists in 2012. The Highlands Ranch, Colo., native becomes the second Red Raider in four years to be named to the Freshmen Team of the Year as Taylor Lytle earned third team honors in 2008.
"After the season Janine had, we are excited to see the level of national recognition she has received." Texas Tech head coach Tom Stone said. "It's quite a feat to score 14 goals as a freshman, but the importance and magnitude of many of her goals were the most impressive part of her stats this year."
Beckie, the Big 12 Rookie of the Year, was one of four Red Raiders to be named to the All-Big 12 First Team in 2012 as Texas Tech set a school record with 16 wins and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Beckie jumped onto the national scene as one of the top forwards in the country tallying five game-winning goals during her remarkable rookie campaign. She scored twice in the Red Raiders' dramatic double-overtime loss to top-seeded and current Final Four participant Florida State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Fla.
Her 14 goals are the second most in school history by a freshman and the most since 1996 while she paced Tech in six offensive categories.
Beckie recorded three multi-goal games in 2012 and was tabbed as the Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week on Nov. 1.