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Caroline Gray

  • position Defender
  • height 5-4
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown McLean, Va.
  • High school McLean
  • position Defender
  • height 5-4
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown McLean, Va.
  • High school McLean

Caroline Gray Bio

AWARDS:
Senior season (2015)
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Junior season (2014)
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Sophomore season (2013)
· SEC Academic Honor Roll
Freshman season (2012)
· SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
IN THE RECORD BOOK:
· 4th — Single-season game-winning assists (3, 2013)
· Shares sophomore record for game-winning assists in a season (3, 2013)
· Shares junior record for matches played (25)
· Shares junior record for matches started (25)
2015: Earned the start in all 20 matches at right back…finished the season with three points on one goal and one assist…tallied her first career goal in South Carolina’s 4-1 season-opening win against Northeastern (8/21), netting the game-winner in the 54th minute…all four of her shot attempts during the year were put on frame… set up Savannah McCaskill’s game-winner in the Gamecocks’ 2-0 victory over No. 8 Auburn (10/8)… helped South Carolina earn six shutouts on the year. 2014: Started all 25 games of the season, continuing to solidify herself on the backline that anchored the best defense in the SEC…averaged nearly 65 minutes a game during the season, logging 1612 over the course of the year…Gamecocks allowed just 11 regular-season goals and finished the season with a 0.72 goals against average — 26th nationally and tops in the SEC — after seeing just 18 balls hit the back of the net…contributed to 13 shutouts, second most in school history, including three straight in the NCAA Tournament…did not record a shot or point.

2013: Played in all 23 matches, starting in 22 … Played 1,558 minutes … Tallied three assists, with each coming on game-winning goals … Tied for the fourth-most game-winning assists in a season … Had back-to-back assist games against Clemson (9/6) and SMU (9/8) … Recorded an assist in a 1-0 win over Arkansas (9/29) … Part of defense that ranked 15th nationally in goals against average (0.59) and 25th in shutout percentage (.522) … Tied for the second-most shutouts in a season in program history with 12 … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2012: Played in all 21 matches of the season as a defender, starting eight…registered three points, all on assists…logged the game-winning assist in overtime against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament opening round game…added assists in back-to-back games during SEC play against LSU (10/12) and Ole Miss (10/14)…tallied seven shots with two coming on frame… played on a backline that limited Vanderbilt, Georgia, Tennessee, LSU and Ole Miss to only 17 shots on goal in 470 minutes of action during a five-game stretch.

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PRE-COLLEGE: TopDrawerSoccer Mid Atlantic Region Top 15 Recruit … A four-star recruit by TopDrawerSoccer … Three-time All-District and All-Region (2009-11) … Honorable mention All-Met (2010) … Team captain … 2011 State Champion … Two-time District champion (2009, 2011) … 2011 Regional finalist … Played for McLean Strikers club team (2004-12) … Four-time club team captain (2009-12) … 2010 National finalist … 2010 State and Region champion … 2009 State finalist … Three-time State semifinalist (2006-08) … Also lettered in basketball … Basketball team captain (2012).

PERSONAL: Full name is Caroline Gray … Majoring in nursing … Born August 28, 1993 … Has two siblings … Parents are William and Lori Gray.

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