Soccer’s Julia Grosso voted for the 2021 preseason All-Big 12 squad
AUSTIN, Texas – Senior Texas football midfielder Julia grosso was elected to the 13-member 2021 All-Big 12 preseason squad, according to a statement released by the league office on Tuesday.
For Grosso, this is the third consecutive season that she has been part of the league’s annual preseason squad.
Currently, Grosso is preparing for Canada’s Senior Women’s National Team to face Sweden on Thursday (9:00 p.m. CST) for the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. During Canada’s historic run, she has won four caps against Great Britain, Chile, Brazil and the United States.
A 2020-21 MAC Hermann Trophy watchlist pick and a United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region selection, Grosso has made his usual strong impression on the Longhorns’ pitch throughout the split 2020-21 campaign. The Vancouver, BC product started all 12 games in midfield (played 1,055 of 1,080 possible minutes) for the Burnt Orange & White and led the team in goals (five), assists decisive (four) and total points (14).
The 2020 All-Big 12 second-team selection has been particularly effective during the spring portion of the campaign, scoring goals in three straight games for the first time in his illustrious career. Included were the match winners to defeat both Texas State (March 5) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (March 26), as well as one goal and two assists in a 4-0 rout of Baylor (April 1 ) in Waco. For his efforts, Grosso won two National Football Team of the Week honors for best drawer (October 13, 2020 and April 6, 2021).
Oklahoma State led all teams with three caps. Baylor, the defending TCU league champion, Texas Tech and West Virginia each had two winners, while Texas and Kansas State each managed a nod.
2021 PRE-SEASON ALL-BIG 12 TEAM
Pos. Name, School Class Hometown
GK Jennifer Wandt, Baylor ^ SSr. Brookfield, Wisconsin.
GK Madison White, Texas Tech Jr. Rockwall, Texas
GK Kayza Massey, West Virginia Jr. Ottawa, Ontario
Dr. Kim Rodriguez, State of Oklahoma * SSr. Porter, Texas
D Brandi Peterson, TCU * Sr. Atlanta, Georgia.
Dr Jordan Brewster, West Virginia * Sr. North Canton, Ohio
MF Brookelynn Entz, State of Kansas * SSr. Newton, Kan.
MF Olyvia Dowell, State of Oklahoma * Jr. Longview, Texas
MF Grace Yochum, State of Oklahoma ^ Sr. Houston, Texas
MF JULIA GROSSO, TEXAS ^ Sr. Vancouver, BC
F Taylor Moon, Baylor ^ Sr. Highland Village, Texas
F Grace Collins, TCU * Jr. Houston, Texas
F Kirsten Davis, Texas Tech * Sr. St. Louis, Missouri
* – 2020 All-Big 12 First Team Recipient ^ – 2020 All-Big 12 Second Team Recipient