DePriest named C-USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year – GoBlueRaiders.com

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DALLAS, Texas — Peyton DePriest of the Middle Tennessee soccer program has been named the Conference USA Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, the league office announced Tuesday.
 
DePriest returns for her senior season with the Blue Raiders as the reigning C-USA’s Player of the Year and two-time C-USA Offensive Player of the Year. Nationally, DePriest is ranked second in active career goals with 42 in 46 games. She led the league overall in goals scored (18), goals per game (1.12), points per game (2.38) and shots per game (4.28) in 2019.
 
The first-team All-Conference USA choice ranked second in points (38), despite missing three matches due to injury. In C-USA play, DePriest led the league in goals (11), goals per game (1.1), points (24) and points per game (2.40).
 
Conference USA will have a two-division setup (East and West) for spring 2021. Florida Atlantic was selected as the East Division favorite, and North Texas was chosen by the coaches to win the West Division. Middle Tennessee was picked fourth in the seven-team C-USA East Division.
 
The league’s spring 2021 season kicks off Wednesday, Feb. 3, culminating with the C-USA Championship, hosted by Rice, April 13-17.

Middle Tennessee opens its 11-match spring slate Friday at Lipscomb for an exhibition. The Blue Raiders and Bisons will kick off at 6 p.m. at the Lipscomb Soccer Complex.
 
Spring 2021 C-USA Women’s Soccer Preseason Team
Julia Patrum, Charlotte, So., MF/F
Luisa Daikeler, Florida Atlantic, So., D
Cassidy Wasdin, Florida Atlantic, RS-So., GK
Autumn Woodard, Louisiana Tech, Jr., F
Peyton DePriest, Middle Tennessee, Sr., F
Kelsey Brann, North Texas, RS-Jr., GK
Allie Byrd, North Texas, So., F
Berklee Peters, North Texas, Sr., F
Mijke Roelfsema, Rice, Sr., D
Delaney Schultz, Rice, Jr., MF
Caitlin Pierce, Southern Miss, Sr., D
Ambere Barnett, WKU, Jr., MF
Ellis Patterson, UTSA, Sr., F
 
Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Peyton DePriest, Middle Tennessee, Sr., F
 
Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Luisa Daikeler, Florida Atlantic, So., D
 
Spring 2021 C-USA Women’s Soccer Preseason Poll
East Division

1. Florida Atlantic
2. Charlotte
3. WKU
4. Middle Tennessee
5. Marshall
6. FIU
7. Old Dominion
 
West Division
1. North Texas
2. Rice
3. UTSA
4. Louisiana Tech
5. UTEP
6. UAB
7. Southern Miss
 
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