By Greg Ford
Jordie Harr and Cyera Hintzen were quite the dynamic duo at Sachse.
When each was healthy and playing, they provided the Lady Mustangs with a one-two punch that few teams could match or stop.
After graduating, each went their separate way, with Harr going west to Lubbock and Texas Tech University and Hintzen south to the Hill Country and the University of Texas. Once at their respective locales, each showed why they were among the top players nationally, as they made immediate impacts for the Red Raiders and Longhorns.
In Hintzen’s case, she was named the Big 12 Freshman of the Year, while Harr, in a season shortened by injury, put on enough of show to catch the eyes of coaches around the conference. Now, entering the 2017 campaign, both Harr and Hintzen find themselves, as sophomores, named to the Preseason All-Big 12 team.
“I was honored,” said Hintzen, “I didn’t even know that (recognition) would be handed out.”
In 2016, Hintzen played in 13 games — 12 starts overall — while scoring two goals for a Longhorn team that finished 8-9-1 overall. Her first collegiate goal came in a Sept. 18 win over the University of California-Santa Barbara. Overall, she totaled 1,005 minutes on the field, with 761 of them coming in eight Big 12 contests.