Four Jayhawks Named to All-Big 12 Teams
Oct. 29, 2012
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Senior Whitney Berry claimed First Team All-Big 12 honors while junior Caroline Kastor and sophomore Jamie Fletcher earned second team distinctions it was announced by the league office Monday. Freshman Ashley Williams joined her teammates on the conference lists, being named to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.
Berry, a native of Wichita, Kan., finds herself on the Big 12's first team for the first time in her career, having been named to the second team each of the last two seasons. The senior midfielder started each of KU's 19 matches this season, dishing out seven assists, scoring six goals and amassing a team-leading 65 shots. Berry's seven assists was second-most in the league this season. She is also the active Big 12 leader in career points (78), assists (32) and shots (266).
Kastor and Fletcher are first-time selections to the All-Big 12 squads with both being named to the second team. Kastor, a junior out of Wichita, Kan., was the team's top goal scorer and ranked third in the conference with her 11 goals this season. Kastor led the Big 12 in game winning goals as well, with five on the year.
Fletcher, a product of Albuquerque, N.M., earned a career-high six assists on the season while also putting in three goals. The sophomore midfielder ranked in the league's top-10 in both assists on shots while starting every game for the Jayhawks in 2012.
Rounding out the Kansas selections was Williams who became the fourth KU freshman in the last four seasons to claim a spot on the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team. The Albuquerque, N.M. native was a three-time Big 12 player of the week this season and collected the second-most goals with eight on the year. In her first season as a Jayhawk, Williams notched goals in consecutive games twice and added two game-winning goals.
The announcement means Kansas has had at least one Jayhawk on the All-Big 12 teams each year since the current format began in 2000. The four Jayhawks selected also mark the most voted on from KU since 2006 when the squad placed six players on the all-conference teams. Selections for the all-conference teams were voted on by the league's coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own players.
Kansas concluded its regular season last weekend going 10-7-2 overall to earn the sixth seed at the Big 12 Soccer Championship this week. The Jayhawks are scheduled to take on the third-seeded Texas Tech Red Raiders on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas.
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