Soccer earns six All-Big 12 team selections
DALLAS -- Six Longhorns soccer student-athletes were named to the Big 12 All-Conference team, announced the league office on Monday, Oct. 30.
Senior captain Carrie Schmit (La Mesa, Calif.), junior forward Kelsey Carpenter (Allen, Texas), and sophomore defenders Stephanie Logterman (Austin, Texas) and Kasey Moore (Mission Viejo, Calif.) were named to the first-team. Senior Amy Burlingham (Costa Mesa, Calif.) and sophomore goalkeeper Dianna Pfenninger (Sugar Land, Texas) were selected to the second team.
Moore was named Big 12 Defensive Performer of the Week for her game-winning goal in the upset 1-0 victory over fifth-ranked Texas A&M. The second-year Longhorn helped UT hand the Aggies their only conference loss of the year. It marked the first time Texas shut-out TAMU and the first time in program history UT beat the Aggies in consecutive seasons.
It is the first time in Moore's career that she earned the weekly honor. She earned weekly, conference newcomer accolades on August 29, 2005, after aiding the UT defense in posting back-to-back shutouts and scoring her first career goal.
Schmit's selection to the conference team should be no surprise. Schmit is tied for third in the Big 12 in assists (6) and assists-per-game (0.33). She is tied for sixth in goals with six. The senior captain is tied for eighth, averaging one point-per-game. She leads the team in assists with six and is second in goals with six and points with 18. The team captain is one of three UT players in double-digit point totals and is having the best years of her career, shattering her previous season bests.
Carpenter leads the Big 12 Conference and is tied for the all-time Texas single season record for game-winning goals with six in 18 games played. She is currently ranked third in the league in goals scored with 11, goals-per-game with 0.61, and third in points with 26. She is also in the top three in points-per-game with 1.44, shots with 68 and shots per game with 3.78. She is the team leader in goals with 11 and points with 28, and is third on the team in assists with four. She joined the hat-trick club with three scores at LSU on Wednesday, Sept. 13. She is the ninth player in UT history to achieve that feat, and it marks the 12th time in history a Longhorn has found the back of the net at least three times in one match.
Logterman registered three goals in 16 matches this year and leads all UT defenders in goals scored. Despite spending the first three matches of the season with the U.S. Under-20 National Team, she was one of four Longhorns selected to the preseason All-Big 12 team.
Burlingham and Pfenninger were named to the second team. Burlingham became UT's all-time leader in matches played with her start against Texas A&M. She is in the top three on the team in goals with five, assists with five and points (15), and is fifth all-time with 19 career assists.
Pfenninger, who was a preseason All-Big 12 selection, is 13-3-1 this year and boasts a conference record of 8-1-1. She has held the opposing team to .92 goals allowed average and has registered five shutouts this year. She shattered the record for single season wins with 13 and is third in UT history with 22 career victories.
Texas, who earned the third seed in the tournament, will face sixth-seeded Nebraska in the quarterfinals of the 2006 Big 12 Soccer Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. (Central) at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio.