OU Soccer, Volleyball Start
Jordan King - August 8, 2019 2:24 pm
OU Volleyball started with it's first practice today. via @OU_Volleyball/Twitter
It’s August and that means it is the start of football season throughout the state.
And even though many eyes will be on Lincoln Riley’s bunch, it certainly isn’t the only Oklahoma Sooner athletic team that has its eyes on a better finish than last year.
In Sooner women’s soccer, the Big 12 named Kaylee Dao to the preseason all-conference team. She enters her redshirt senior season as one of the team’s leaders and one of the conference’s most potent offensive weapons.
Congrats to Kaylee Dao on being named to the preseason All-Big 12 team! ⚽️⭕️?
— Oklahoma Soccer (@OU_WSoccer) August 7, 2019
She has led the goal scoring charge in Norman the past two seasons. Additionally, er eye for the back of the net usually comes in crunch time, for nearly half of her 16 career goals have won the match for the Sooners.
You can read OU’s press release and check out the entire All-Big 12 preseason team here.
Yesterday was also report day for the Sooner volleyball team with the team’s first practice coming today.
Grinding in the preseason to earn a spot in the postseason.
First practice is in the books! pic.twitter.com/4reuZPgVM7
— Oklahoma Volleyball (@OU_Volleyball) August 8, 2019
The Sooners return a duo of First Team All-Big 12 selections in Kylee McLaughlin and defensive player Keyton Kinley, who were both, unsurprisingly, named to the All-Big 12 preseason team.
Both juniors ranked near the top of the conference in their respective categories, with McLaughlin leading the Big 12 in assists during conference play and Kinley led the conference in both digs and digs per set. Kinley was also an honorable mention selection by the AVCA as an All-American.
OU will look to build off a nice season last year in which it tied for 3rd in the conference after finishing in the bottom half the previous three seasons.
Nothing gets past her.
The 2018 Big 12 Libero of the Year, @keyton_kinley4 led the league with 541 digs and 5.01 digs per set. Kinley had double-digit digs in 26 of OU’s 28 matches and has been tabbed to the Preseason All-Big 12 Team for 2019! ⭕️?? pic.twitter.com/caeLKVGUF2
— Oklahoma Volleyball (@OU_Volleyball) July 24, 2019