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Thursday, August 6, 2020

KU senior Ceri Holland makes preseason All-Big 12 soccer team

Ceri Holland fires in a cross against Iowa Saturday night at Rock Chalk Park on Nov. 16, 2019.

Ceri Holland fires in a cross against Iowa Saturday night at Rock Chalk Park on Nov. 16, 2019.

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Senior midfielder Ceri Holland, a three-year starter and the Kansas soccer program’s leading returning scorer, added a spot on this year’s preseason All-Big 12 team to her resume on Thursday.

The 11-player All-Big 12 squad is determined by votes from coaches.

Holland scored eight goals and distributed six assists during her junior year in 2019, when KU won the Big 12 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament’s round of 16.

Originally from West Yorkshire, England, Holland has scored 20 career goals in her 66 starts during the past three years.

The KU soccer team began preseason practices this week, but the Jayhawks’ regular-season opener has yet to be finalized because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 Preseason All-Big 12 Team

GK - Madison White, soph., Texas Tech

D - Kim Rodriguez, sr., Oklahoma State

D- Cassie Hiatt, jr., Texas Tech

D - Jordan Brewster, jr., West Virginia

MF - Ceri Holland, sr., Kansas

MF - Grace Yochum, jr., Oklahoma State

MF - Yazmeen Ryan, sr., TCU

MF - Julia Grosso, jr., Texas

F - Olyvia Dowell, soph., Oklahoma State

F - Messiah Bright, jr., TCU

F- Kirsten Davis, sr., Texas Tech

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