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Sophie Simantel
Sophie Simantel

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Orange Beach, Ala.

High School:
Gulf Shores

Height:
5-4

Position:
Midfielder/Forward

Experience:
1L

Club:
Mobile Soccer Club

SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll (2013)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Started 10 of 19 matches during her sophomore campaign, totaling over 600 minutes...Logged one goal during the year coming against Mercer (9/6) in a 2-0 victory, her first collegiate goal...Totaled four shots, one vs. Mercer, two vs. College of Charleston (9/13) and one vs. Long Beach State (9/15)...Only one shot on goal, being the lone netter vs. Mercer...Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Starting outside back in 10 matches ... Came off the bench for an injured Mary Nicholson and played 61 minutes in the 1-0 shutout of Ole Miss, the top-scoring team in the SEC.

ODP: 2009 and 2010 Alabama State Team ... 2009 and 2010 Region III Camp.

CLUB: Played for Tom Bierster and Mobile Soccer Club ... Four-time team captain ... Has led the team in scoring in each of the past four seasons ... 2008 and 2011 Atlanta Cup Champions ... 2011 Red Star Challenge Champions ... 2011 Germantown Invitational ... ECNL Winter Showcase ... 2010 Orange Classic Champions ... 2008 and 2009 State Cup finalist and 2010 semi-finalist ... 2009 Orange Classic ... 2007 Governor's Cup Champions ... 2008 Gulf Coast Fall Classic finalists ... 2008 Top Gun Invitational finalists.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Jason Thompson at Gulf Shores High School ... Three-time team captain and has been starting since the seventh grade ... Has led the team in goals scored in each of the last three seasons ... Had 37 goals and 26 assists as a junior, 25 goals and 32 assists as a sophomore and 32 goals and 23 assists as a freshman ... 2009, 2010 and 2011 First Team All-Region and All-County ... 2010 and 2011 GSHS Offensive Player of the Year ... Chosen for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Battle of the Bay ... 2011 All-Star Game South MVP, scoring the lone goal against the North ... Also played varsity basketball as a freshman ... President's Award for Educational Excellence ... A-Honor Roll ... 2011 Wendy's Heisman Award State Finalist.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Randy and Lisa Simantel ... Major: Pre-Elementary Education ... Has two siblings, Ethan Simantel and Afton Watkins ... Chose Auburn over Tennessee, Mississippi State and South Alabama.

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