COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M women’s soccer team was one of four schools to have three or more players selected to the TopDrawerSoccer.com’s offseason positional rankings. The Aggies had four players named in all, with Meghan Streight (Midfielder), Rachel Lenz (Defender) and Jordan Day (Goalkeeper) cracking the top-10 list while Shea Groom was considered among the forwards.
Streight was named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team to go along with All-SEC first team honors. The junior midfielder tallied 12 points in the 2012 season with three goals and six assists during her sophomore campaign.
An All-South Region First Team defender, Lenz keyed a defense that registered 15 shutouts on the year, tied for third in the country. The Aggies defense led the SEC and ranked 14th in the nation with a 0.628 goals-against average. The Round Rock, Texas-native notched one goal and one assist on the season. She was tabbed the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 17
Day was named to the All-SEC First Team after setting the SEC record for shutouts with 14. The soon-to-be junior goalkeeper also posted a seven-match shutout streak which is tops in school history. The Gilbert, Arizona, native conceded only 16 goals in over 2,200 minutes of action, averaging 0.63 goals per game. She ranked first in the SEC and 23rd in the nation with a 0.634 goals-against average. Day led the nation and set a Texas A&M single-season record with her 14 shutouts on the year.
Groom was named an All-South Region First Team forward. The Liberty, Mo.-product ranked third on the Aggies in points with 17 and ranked second with seven assists. She tallied five goals on the year, including one game-winning goal. Groom was an All-SEC Second Team performer.
Stanford and UCLA both topped out with four players being named while, A&M and North Carolina each had three players named. For the complete list of rankings, visit http://www.topdrawersoccer.com/college-soccer/women.
Last season, A&M claimed its first SEC Western Division championship in its inaugural season in the SEC. The Aggies advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament for the 11th-time in school history before bowing out to Florida State.
The women’s soccer team will open up the season on August 14 when it travels to California to take on UC-Irvine. To learn more about the soccer team, visit AggieAthletics.com and follow @AggieSoccer