12 Dec

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Cyera Hintzen earns second-team All-America honors

Forward Cyera Hintzen became just the third player in Texas soccer history to earn All-America honors in multiple seasons (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Lansdale

AUSTIN, Texas — Junior forward Cyera Hintzen earned second-team United Soccer Coaches All-America recognition after a junior season in which she led the Big 12 in assists (nine) and total points (29) and finished tied for second in goals (10).

Hintzen becomes just the third Longhorn to earn All-America honors more than once, joining Kelly Wilson (2001, 2002) and Kasey Moore (2006, 2007, 2008). Her All-American selection is the 10th in Texas soccer history.

A member of the preseason watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Trophy, which is given annually to college soccer’s top men’s and women’s soccer players, Hintzen became the first player in program history to earn the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year award, while helping to lead the Longhorns to a 13-5-3 overall record.

Twice she scored two goals in a game, against Central Florida and Northern Colorado, and each two-goal performance earned her Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week awards.