Lauren Piercy named to All Big 12 preseason team. News Channel 25 has the story.
Piercy had a breakout rookie season as she was named 2015 Co-Big 12 Freshman of the Year, giving Baylor its first-ever individual player end-of-season award from the league. She was also named second-team All-Big 12 and to the Big 12 All-Freshman Team after leading BU in goals (6), game-winners (4) and ranking second in points (13). Her game-winning goal total ranked tied for seventh on BU’s all-time single-season list, tied for 11th on the career list and tied for second-most as a freshman in program history. Her goal total was sixth-most by a BU freshman. Piercy’s four-game goal streak in 2015 ranked tied for the fourth-longest streak in program history.
Baylor Soccer loses to Houston Dash, 4-0, in Exhibition game. From Baylor Bears dot com.
The teams played three 30-minute periods with the first period proving most damaging. The Dash, who are led by Randy Waldrum -- Baylor's first-ever soccer coach who brought the school its first-ever Big 12 championship in 1998 -- jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead with goals in the fourth, 12th and 15th minutes. However, the Bears buckled down after that as they shut out Houston during the second period, and then gave up a goal in the 75th minute.
In the first half, the Dash led in shots 4-3 and 9-4 overall. In corner kicks, Houston held a 10-0 edge. BU notched five saves, four by freshman Maggie Burton.
Baylor wideout crew expects to reload with veteran Baylor football team members. From the WacoTrib:
Baylor hasn’t thrown much to the tight end in recent years, but Jordan Feuerbacher and Sam Tecklenburg are ready for some more action if their numbers are called.
“I would love that,” Feuerbacher said. “I love blocking too, so I’m not a hard guy to please. We won’t drop off at receiver, that’s kind of been our thing. We won’t skip a beat. A few more young guys might get chances, but I think we’ll have the same production.”
Baylor’s two breakout receivers could be sophomores Zamora and Platt. Zamora is a big, physical receiver who stands 6-4 and 220 pounds and also possesses outstanding speed. Platt was a former Class 4A 400-meter champion at Willis who made 11 catches for 155 yards and a touchdown last season.
Frogs O’ War Opponent Preview focuses on Baylor Bears football.
Since 1899, the Horned Frogs and Bears have been in each other’s way. They’ve been playing for a long time, but these last five years have been arguably the most intense in the 110+ year history of this rivalry. TCU’s 2014 loss in Waco kept them out of the College Football Playoff, and robbed them of a chance a their first national title in more than 70 years. Last year in Fort Worth, Baylor lost just their second game of the year to the Frogs, effectively knocking them out of the college football playoff conversation.