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Kayla Grimsley
Kayla Grimsley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lakeland, Fla.

High School:
George W. Jenkins

Height:
5-4

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3L

10/24/2013

No. 13 Gamecocks Host Vanderbilt, Head to Mississippi State

South Carolina faces first home/road weekend.

06/19/2012

Gamecock Productions SEC Champs Video Wins National Award

Feature on Gamecock Women's Soccer won NBS award

04/23/2012

Kayla Grimsley Signs With Professional Team In Iceland

GAMECOCK RECORD HOLDER TO PLAY FOR THÓR / KA

04/23/2012

South Carolina Athletics Holds 2012 Gamecock Gala

Student-athletes celebrate end of the 2011-12 academic year with awards ceremony and dinner.

12/15/2011

Grimsley and D'Angelo Earn Soccer America Top Honors

South Carolina duo named to Soccer America's teams of the season

11/12/2011

2011 NCAA First Round: SC 1, Texas 0

South Carolina defeated Texas, 1-0, in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament

2011 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
2011 SEC Preseason Watch List
2010 Fourth Team NSCAA All-American
2010 First Team NSCAA All-Southeast Region
2010 Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season
2010 SEC Offensive Player of the Year
2010 First Team All-SEC
2010 SEC All-Tournament Team
2010 Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week (Week 8)
2010 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
2010 Preseason All-SEC
2009 Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season
2009 First Team NSCAA All-South Region
2009 First Team All-SEC
2009 SEC All-Tournament Team
2009 Soccer America TOW (Weeks 5&13)
2009 College Soccer360 Primetime Performer of the Week (Weeks 5&12)
2009 Preseason All-SEC
2008 Second Team All-SEC
2008 SEC All-Freshman Team
2008 SEC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 4); SEC Freshman of the Week (Week 8)
2008 Soccer Buzz Freshman All-Southeast Region
2008 Top Drawer Soccer TOW (Weeks 4&7), Soccer America & Soccer Buzz TOW (Week 4)

Kayla Grimsley Reflects On U.S. U-20 Camp

2010 - Started all 25 matches at forward in a record-breaking season ... Tied the school record for points in a season with a stat line of 12 goals and 10 assists for 34 points ... Became the first Gamecock to notch at least 10 goals and 10 assists in a single season ... Became the second NSCAA All-American in program history ... Named SEC Offensive Player of the Year ... A First Team All-SEC postseason and preseason pick ... Earned Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season honors ... Selected to the NSCAA All-Southeast Region First Team ... MAC Hermann Trophy Award Watch List selection ... Was named Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week (Week 8) after scoring four goals in weekend wins at Auburn and Alabama ... Only Gamecock to score 30 points in consecutive seasons ... Finished the season ranked in the NCAA Top 30 for points (15th), assists (26th) and goals (28th) ... Led the team with a five-match scoring streak at the start of conference play that included seven goals and four assists for 18 points (9/26-10/10) ... Had a career best five game-winning goals against Clemson (9/10), Kentucky (9/26), Auburn (10/8), Alabama (10/10) and Arkansas (10/21) ... Had a streak of three consecutive matches with two goals (Mississippi State, Auburn, Alabama) ... Also scored goals against Ohio (8/29), Tennessee (10/17) and LSU (11/5) ... Registered three game-winning assists (Boston, Northeastern and Ohio) ... Also had assists against Arizona State, Minnesota, Kentucky, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and against Kentucky in the SEC Tournament ... Scored game-winning penalty kicks against Kentucky and LSU in the SEC Tournament ... SEC All-Tournament Team selection ... Carolina's Cup and Gamecock Courtyard Cup All-Tournament Teams.

2009 - Started all 25 matches at forward with one of the top all-around performances in Gamecock history ... Became just the fifth Gamecock to hit double-digit goals in a season with 13 goals and seven assists for 33 points ... Named First Team All-SEC ... Earned Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Season honors ... Selected to NSCAA All-South Region first team ... Finished first in the SEC in goals, second in points and fifth in assists ... Came one point short of setting a USC single-season record ... Opened the year with a school record nine-match scoring streak ... Tied the school record for consecutive matches with a goal at four (Clemson, UNC-W, UCF and South Alabama), a Carolina sophomore record ... Only second player to score more than 30 points in a season ... Set sophomore records for goals, assists and points ... Had game-winning goals against Western Carolina (8/30) and UCF (9/18) ... Also had goals against College of Charleston (8/27), Louisville (9/4), Georgia (10/16 and 11/4), Tennessee (10/18), Arkansas (10/22), and a two-goal game against Davidson (11/13) in the NCAA First Round ... Registered three game-winning assists (Tennessee, Arkansas and Georgia) ... Also had assists against Cincinnati, Vnaderbilt, Mississippi State and LSU ... Earned five national honors throughout the year, collecting two honors from Soccer America and two from CollegeSoccer360 ... SEC All-Tournament Team selection ... Carolina's Cup and Cardinal Classic All-Tournament Teams.

2008 - Started all but the first two matches due to a preseason injury ... Scored eight goals and six assists for 22 points ... Named Soccer Buzz Freshman All-Region ... Earned All-SEC Second Team and Freshman Team honors ... Named South Carolina's New Student-Athlete of the Year ... Began conference play with a six-match scoring streak (4 goals, 3 assists), tying the South Carolina record set by freshman Lydia Bienias in 1998 ... In non-conference play, scored a goal in four consecutive matches (Furman, Marquette, Florida State, ETSU), a Carolina freshman record ... Only the second player in Carolina history to record goals in four consecutive games ... Second freshman and seventh player overall to score 20 points in a season ... Tied freshman record with six assists ... Scored first career goal against Furman (9/7) to start her streak of goals in four consecutive matches ... Hit game-winning goals against Marquette (9/12) and Kentucky (10/3) ... Notched assists against Tennessee (9/26) and Georgia (9/28) to begin SEC play ... Had first multi-goal game at Kentucky ... Goals at Vanderbilt (10/5) and Mississipi State (10/10) along with assist against Ole Miss (10/12) capped six-match scoring streak ... Assists at SEC Tournament (11/5) and NCAA Tournament (11/14) games ... Twice earned SEC weekly honors and picked up four national weekly honors ... Named to Carolina Cup All-Tournament team.

PRE-COLLEGE - Named Top 75 national recruit by Soccer Buzz ... Three-time All-State selection (2006-08) ... Named Florida high school Player of the Year in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... Won 2008 Florida state championship and named tournament MVP ... Captain of high school and club team ... Played for IMG Soccer Academy ... Three-year member of Region III ODP team (2005-07) ... Four-year member of Florida ODP team ... Served as captain of ODP all four years ... Captain of club team in 2008 that was ranked No. 1 in the nation ... IMG was three-time state champions ... Region III Premier League champions ... Three-time Disney Soccer Showcase finalist (2006-08) and won championship in 2008 ... Named 2004 Women's Sports Foundation SportsGirl of the year in Florida ... Also lettered in track.

PERSONAL - Full name is Kayla June Grimsley ... Majoring in sociology ... Chose USC over Tennessee, Florida State and Miami ... Sister, Taryn, played soccer at Florida Southern College ... Born June 8, 1990 ... Parents are Mike and Cindy Grimsley.

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