Sophie Groff
Sophie  Groff


Grapevine, Texas

High School:
Southlake Carroll




Elementary Education

Junior season (2015)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore season (2014)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

• 3rd -- Season shot on goal percentage (.727, 2015)
• 10th -- Season shot percentage (.273, 2015)
• 6th -- Career game-winning goals (6)
• Junior record for shot on goal percentage (.727)
• Junior record for shot percentage (.273)
• Shares sophomore record for matches played (25)

2015: Saw time in 13 matches, starting 11 of them...finished second on the team in goals (6) and third in points (16)...totaled a career-high four assists...missed seven of South Carolina's final eight matches after suffering a torn ACL in the win over No. 4 Texas A&M (9/24)...ended the year with the top shots on goal percentage (.727) for players with at least 10 attempts...appeared in South Carolina's SEC quarterfinal match against Auburn (11/4), attempting a shot in the penalty shootout... registered two-goal games against Coastal Carolina (8/30) and Kennesaw State (9/14) and matched a team-high with two game-winners.

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