Aug 27, 2013
IRVING, Texas - Baylor soccer midfielder Ashley York earned a pair of Big 12 weekly awards in her first weekend of collegiate competition as she was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and Big 12 Newcomer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.
York is the first in program history to earn either honor as a freshman in the first week of play. Overall, Baylor has had 28 Big 12 weekly honorees and 11 under Co-Head Coaches Marci and Paul Jobson. York is the ninth to garner the offensive award in program history and seventh under the Jobsons. She is the fifth all-time at BU to tally the newcomer honor and second under the Jobsons.
In her debut as a Baylor Bear, York tallied seven points on three goals and an assist in No. 10 Baylor's 2-0-0 opening weekend with a pair of 5-0 wins. In last Friday's victory over UTSA, York took her first collegiate shot in the eighth minute from the box off a rebound and found the back of the net to put the Bears up 2-0. In last Sunday's match against Northwestern State, York had the game-winning assist as she set up Bri Campos in the box with a cross pass from the left wing for BU's first goal in the fourth minute. York then added the Bears' third and fourth goals. The first came from the box as she kicked one home after an Anjadai Seals throw-in and Kat Ludlow pass in the 53rd minute. Just over two minutes later, York put away a pass from the right wing by Vic Hoffman from the box to finish the match with six points.
York and Co. return to action this weekend as the Bears begin a season-long, four-match road trip at Washington on Friday at 5:30 p.m. CT.