BHS soccer standout a hit for WTA&M
Sunday, 06 January 2013 by Tony Adams
The Texas panhandle has a college midfielder in its midst with Central Texas ties. And to many soccer fans in Belton, the name is a familiar one.
The Belton Tiger Soccer Program, in its existence, has made countless contributions into the collegiate ranks. 2012 Belton graduate and former Lady Tiger Soccer team captain Emily Krenek is making the most of the collegiate experience.
Krenek, a freshman at West Texas A&M, was a huge contributor to the team's success in the 2012 season. Playing 19 games and logging 1210 minutes in her at The Pitch, the soccer stadium in Canyon, she was the third leading scorer on the Lady Buffaloes. Contributing four goals and three assists for a total of 12 points, the team posted a 13-7-1 record, which included a 10-4 mark in Lone Star Conference play. Krenek was instrumental in the Lady Buffaloes double-overtime Lone Star Conference Championship Game, a 3-2 victory over Incarnate Word.
The victory earned West Texas A&M a spot in NCAA Division II Playoffs, but were eliminated by Metro State in the first round of this year's tournament.
Krenek also garnered post season honors, placing a second team Lone Star Conference honor on her mantle. An honor that should fit nicely, next to her 2012 12-5A All-District honors.
Of course, the biggest adjustment is with a new team on a different level, going from her days in Belton to the collegiate level up north in Canyon. She garnered new fans in the Texas Panhandle, impacting the West Texas A&M program. It also helps to be playing alongside NCAA Division II All-American forward Leslie Briggs and defender Becky Peth.
It appears Krenek is making that adjustment beautifully.