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Kristen Dodson
Kristen  Dodson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Aurora, Ill.

High School:
Waubonsie Valley High School

Height:
5-3

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

Club:
Sockers FC Chicago

All-SEC Freshman (2014)
SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll (2014)
College Soccer 360 Primetime Performer (2014)
SEC Freshman of the Week (2014)

FRESHMAN YEAR (2014):
Started 21 of 22 games on the attacking line...Played 1,458 minutes as a freshman leading the team in points (16), assists (10), joined with three goals...One of nine Auburn players with multi-goal season...Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team as the third-highest point scorer in the SEC, most among all freshmen...Her 10 assists tied for seventh highest total in a season by an Auburn player all-time and second-most in a season by an Auburn freshman, trailing only Kellie Evans, who had 13 in 2000...Tallied her first collegiate point at Clemson (8/22)...Followed it up in the next game with her first collegiate goal in a 2-1 win over Furman (8/24); The goal was the equalizer in the 28th minute, scoring off the header after a great cross from Hannah Alspach...Tallied a season-high three points vs. Missouri (10/10) with one goal and one assist...Had at least one point in 12 of the 22 matches during the season, including a streak of five-straight matches with at least one point vs. Memphis (9/5), Minnesota (9/7), Samford (9/12), Milwaukee (9/14) and South Carolina (9/21)...Had one game-winner, scoring the first of a 3-0 victory over Memphis, en route to leading Auburn to the Rebel Classic championship...Named to SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.

NATIONAL TEAM:
2011, 2012 U.S. Soccer Regional Training Center ODP: 2011 Illinois State and Regional (Region 2 Team)...Feb. 2012 USYS National Development Camp (Region 2 Team)...Nov. 2011 USYS Thanksgiving Inter-Regional Event (Region 2 Team)

CLUB: Played for David Richardson and Sockers FC Chicago...Achieved a No. 33 national ranking and was ranked No. 6 at her position by TopDrawerSoccer.com...2013-14 ECNL Midwest Conference...2012-13 ECNL Midwest Conference...2011-12 ECNL Midwest Conference...2011 Illinois State Cup Champions; USYS Region 2 Semifinalist

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Julie Bergstrom and Waubonsie Valley High School...2014 NSCAA High School All-American...2014 All-Midwest-NSCAA...2014 All-State - Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association (IHSSCA)...2014 IHSSCA All-Sectional...2014 Upstate Eight All-Conference...2014 IHSSCA Player of the Year...2014 Chicago Sun Times Player of the Year...2014 Aurora Beach News Player of the Year...2014 Daily Herald All-Area Team Captai of DuPage County...2014 Chicago Sun Times, Naperville Sun Times, Aurora Beacon News and Daily Herald All-Area First Team...2013 All Sectional...2012 All Sectional H.M....2012, 2013 All Conference...2013 Chicago Sun Times All-Area 3rd Team...2013 Beacon News, Daily Herald All-Area Team...2012 Beacon New, Daily Herald All-Area Team

PERSONAL: Daughter of Byron and Tina Dodson...Has two brothers: Ryan (21) and Derek (15)...Ryan played soccer at Denver University and the University of North Carolina...Her cousins Chelsea and Brittany Potts played soccer at LSU

COACH HOPPA SAYS: "Kristen is a dynamic forward who is dangerous every time she touches the ball. She can play anywhere in the front line and is explosive as well as a great goal-scorer."

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