Dallas (SMU) – The SMU women’s soccer team had three players receive preseason all-conference recognition from CollegeSportsMadness.com, the website announced Thursday. Taylor Barg earned first team recognition, while Rikki Clarke and Shelby Redman were named to the second team.
Barg, a sophomore, was third on the team in points last year with 14. She scored game-winning goals against Sam Houston State and Houston. As a freshman, Barg was named to the American Athletic Conference’s All-Rookie Team.
Clarke, a senior, recorded two goals and five assists a year ago. Her five assists ranked third on the team and 12th in the conference. She received Second Team All-AAC honors.
Redman, a senior, led the Mustangs in scoring last season with eight goals. The Austin, Texas, native is tied for 17th on SMU’s all-time scoring list with 19 career goals. Redman was named Second Team All-AAC a season ago.
Check out the full AAC Preseason All-Conference squads here.
SMU, heading into their third season under the tutelage of head coach Chris Petrucelli, will host an exhibition match against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. CT. The Mustangs will then head to Lincoln, Neb., for their regular season opener against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Friday, Aug. 22.