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Sophie Groff
Sophie  Groff

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Grapevine, Texas

High School:
Southlake Carroll

Height:
5-8

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

Major:
Elementary Education


AWARDS:
Sophomore season (2014)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

IN THE RECORD BOOK:
• Shares sophomore record for matches played (25)

2014: Played in all 25 games, earning a starting nod in 19...tied for the team lead with 15 points with a team-high six goals to go with three assists...scored two game-winners...scored her first point on an assist on Raina Johnson's golden goal in double overtime against No. 22 Boston University (8/29)...returned to the field at Stone Stadium two days later to turn in one of just three two-goal performances by a Gamecock in 2014, turning four shots in into a pair of goals in a 2-0 win over Milwaukee (8/31)...scored in three-straight contests starting with a goal at USF (9/12), notched an assist in the next game against Florida Gulf Coast (9/14) and converted a penalty kick in the 86th minute in a 2-1 double overtime win at Auburn (9/21) in the SEC opener...doled out the assist on Savannah McCaskill's first goal against No. 5 Florida (10/16)...scored a goal against Mississippi State (10/30)...netted the game-winner against Missouri (11/5) in the 57th minute at the SEC Tournament Quarterfinals...converted the Gamecocks' first penalty kick in the shootout against No. 22 Clemson (11/14) in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament...also attempted the first penalty kick in the shootout vs. Seattle (11/21) just one week later.

2013: Played in 19 matches, making nine starts ... Played 707 minutes ... Tied for third on the team with three goals ... Recorded first career goal at Northeastern (9/1) ... Tallied game-winning goal at Mississippi State (10/27) ... Scored final goal in the 5-0 win in the first round of the NCAA Tournament over Furman (11/15) ... Totaled 24 shots with 12 on goal.


PRE-COLLEGE: A 2013 graduate of Southlake Carroll High School in Grapevine, Texas...lettered in soccer four years playing for Matt Colvin...rated as a four-star recruit, the No. 41 player in the 2013 Top 100 and the No. 1 player In Texas by TopDrawerSoccer...2012 NSCAA Texas High School Player of the Year...2012 NSCAA High School All-American...in 2012 garnered 7-5A MVP, TASCO All-State and Dallas Morning News All-Area Team honors...two-time Fort Worth Star-Telegram Super Team...2010 6-5A Newcomer of the Year...2012 ECNL San Antonio All-Event Team...2011 US National Championship Best 11...2011 June U18 NT Camp...2011 Region III Spain Trip...2011 Feb. ECNL/ID2 National Camp...2010 Thanksgiving ODP Subregional...2007 U14 Nike Developmental Camp...National ODP Camps (2008-2011)...Region III '94 Pool (2008-2011)...team placed third in nationals in 2010 and 2011...advanced to finals for ECNL in 2012 and 2013....three-time high school All-Academic Region Team selection

PERSONAL: Sophie McMahon Groff was born on December 2, 1994....parents are Jon and Gaye Lynn Groff...her grandfather Royce Hamala played football at the University of Nebraska...she hopes to major in elementary education at South Carolina.her hobbies include watching movies and TV

Groff's Career Stats
YEAR GP-GS Min. G A P SH SH% SOG SOG% GWG
2013 19-9 707 3 0 6 24 .125 12 .500 2
2014 25-19 1440 6 3 15 31 .194 12 .387 2
TOTAL 44-28 2147 9 3 21 55 .164 24 .436 4