Eskew to Miss Remainder of Season with Injury
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Senior defender Sarah Eskew of the South Carolina women’s soccer team will miss the remainder of the 2020 season with a knee injury, head coach Shelley Smith announced today. Eskew suffered the injury on Oct. 11 against Vanderbilt.
Per the NCAA Board of Directors decision in August, Eskew is eligible to return to the Gamecocks in the 2021 season as all fall sport student-athletes will receive both an additional year of eligibility and an additional year in which to complete it.
Eskew was named captain prior to the start of the 2020 season, one of four for the Gamecocks. Eskew has started in 58 career matches and played in 72 for the Gamecocks, including 49-straight up until her injury. She is a two-time SEC Academic Honor roll recipient and was on the 2017 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll. She was a impactful member on the Gamecocks program-record 17 shutouts in 2019 and helped post a program-record 0.32 goals against average. She’s won two SEC Championships with the Gamecocks, one in 2017 and the other in 2019, and played in the 2017 College Cup for Carolina.
The Gamecocks will honor Eskew, and the rest of the 2020 senior class, prior to their match on Fri., Oct. 30, against Mississippi State. The match can be seen on SEC Network + as well as the ESPN app starting at 7 p.m. For more information on the Gamecocks, continue to check back with GamecocksOnline.com. Subscribe to South Carolina on Stanza to get schedule updates directly in your calendars.