Aug. 6, 2013
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- UAB junior Johanna Liney was selected as one of 16 women’s soccer players on the Conference USA Preseason Players to Watch list, the conference announced Tuesday.
The Marietta, Ga. native was a Third-Team All-Conference USA honoree last season after leading the Blazers in goals (6), assists (3), points (15), and shots (39). Her 15 shots on goal also tied for the team-high.
The Blazers open their season at Vanderbilt on Friday, Aug. 23, before returning to West Campus Field for their home opener on Sunday, Aug. 25, against Ole Miss.
Colorado College was tabbed as the preseason favorite to finish atop C-USA followed by Rice, North Texas, Tulsa and FIU.
UAB will be joined in the East Division by Charlotte, East Carolina, FIU, FAU, Marshall, Middle Tennessee and Old Dominion. The West Division will consist of Colorado College, LA Tech, North Texas, Rice, Southern Miss, UTSA, Tulsa and UTEP.
The top five teams in each division following the regular season will earn a spot in the 2013 Conference USA Championship, hosted by Rice on Nov. 4-10.
For the complete Conference USA release, click here.