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Sophie Groff
Sophie  Groff


Grapevine, Texas

High School:
Southlake Carroll




Elementary Education


Gamecocks Post 94 on 2015 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina leads the league for the 10th-consecutive fall


Gamecocks Break into Top 10, D'Angelo Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week

South Carolina is only SEC team that has yet to surrender a goal.


Groff Sends No. 12 South Carolina Past Milwaukee 2-0

Head coach Shelley Smith records 200th career victory.


Gamecocks Earn 5-0 Shutout Versus Furman In NCAA Tournament First Round

Junior midfielder Taylor Leach scores game winner in 15th minute.


South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (9/24/15)

South Carolina vs. Texas A&M (9/24/15)


South Carolina vs. Kennesaw State (09/14/15)

South Carolina vs. Kennesaw State (09/14/15)


South Carolina vs. Oklahoma (08/23/15)

South Carolina vs. Oklahoma (08/23/15)


Women's Soccer Exhbition at Duke

No. 14 South Carolina fell to No. 18 Duke in exhibition play on Aug. 14, 2014, in Durham, N.C.

Senior season (2016)
• All-SEC Second Team
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Junior season (2015)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

Sophomore season (2014)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll

• 5th -- Career goals (24)
• 6th -- Career points (62)
• 6th -- Career game-winning goals (10)
• 6th -- Career shot percentage (.205)
• 9th -- Career shot on goal percentage (.557)
• 3rd -- Season shot on goal percentage (.727, 2015)
• 10th -- Season shot percentage (.273, 2015)
• Junior record for shot on goal percentage (.727)
• Junior record for shot percentage (.273)
• Shares sophomore record for matches played (25)

2016: Made the start in all 24 matches for the Gamecocks...ranked second on Carolina with a career-best nine goals, and her career-high 23 points were the third-best mark on the team...also set a career high with five assists...netted four game-winners, ranking sixth in the SEC in the offensive category...her game-winning tally in the 80th minute at Mississippi State (10/6) gave Carolina a new program record of 12-straight victories...six of her nine goals came in league play...scored three goals during the 2016 NCAA Tournament...became the third player in school history to notch two scores in an NCAA Tournament match after totaling a pair of goals and an assist in the opening round against Alabama State (11/11)...netted the game-winner in the NCAA Tournament Third Round against No. 20 Colorado (11/17), converting a penalty kick in the 74th minute...was one of two Gamecocks to put at least 25 shots on frame on the year.

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 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) 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


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