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Balata Named To AAC All-Preseason Team; SMU Picked Third

Postby PonyPride » Tue Aug 17, 2021 11:14 pm

From SMUMustangs.com:

Balata Named To AAC All-Preseason Team; SMU Picked To Finish Third
Wayny Balata Preseason Graphic

IRVING, Texas (AAC/SMU) – Wayny Balata was named to the American Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference Team, league officials announced Tuesday.

The junior midfielder has three career goals, scoring two in 18 games as a freshman and one in two games last season. The Montreal native also tallied two assists during her only full campaign on the Hilltop.

In addition to announcing the preseason awards, the conference also released its 2021 Preseason Coaches Poll, with SMU picked to finish third. The Mustangs received 44 points in the poll, behind first-place USF (62 points) and second-place Memphis (59 points). USF received six of nine first-place votes, with Memphis garnering the remaining three.

2021 Preseason Coaches Poll
1 USF (6) 62
2 Memphis (3) 59
3 SMU 44
4 Cincinnati 41
5 UCF 40
6 East Carolina 29
7 Houston 24
8 Temple 16
9 Tulsa 9
First-place votes in parenthesis

Preseason All-Conference Team
Caroline DeLisle, Jr., GK, UCF
Ashley Barron, Jr., D, Cincinnati
Kim Sanford, Gr., D, East Carolina
Jazmin Grant, R-Sr., F, Houston
Tanya Boychuk, Sr., MF/F, Memphis
Mya Jones, Jr., F/MF, Memphis
Grace Stordy, So., MF/D, Memphis
Vivianne Bessette, Fr., D, South Florida
Chyanne Dennis, Sr., D, South Florida
Sydney Martinez, Jr., GK, South Florida
Sydny Nasello, Jr., F, South Florida
Wayny Balata, Jr., MF, SMU
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Re: Balata Named To AAC All-Preseason Team; SMU Picked Third

Postby DanFreibergerForHeisman » Wed Aug 18, 2021 7:44 am

That is awesome we are picked third! Hopefully we have a great season.

It's hard to know much about the team after last year.

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