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Molly Atherton
Molly Atherton

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gulfport, Miss.

High School:
Gulfport HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
Midfielder

Experience:
3L



05/02/2014

58 Student-Athletes Slated for Commencement Including 11 All-Americans

That total includes 11 who earned All-America honors during their Crimson Tide career and three that earned one of the NCAA's highest academic honors

10/25/2013

Alabama Soccer Team Defeats Mississippi State, 3-1

Pia Rijsidjk scores a goal and adds two assists in victory

10/11/2013

No. 13 South Carolina Comes Back to Defeat Alabama, 2-1

Rijsdijk scores her fifth goal in the last five games

10/04/2013

Soccer Team Stuns No. 20 Georgia in Overtime, 3-2

Molly Atherton scores just over a minute into overtime to lift Crimson Tide to road win

09/29/2013

Big First Half Lifts Soccer Team Past Tennessee, 4-2

Crimson Tide earns second SEC win of weekend

08/22/2013

One-on-One with Molly Atherton

One-on-One with Molly Atherton

08/09/2013

First Day of Fall Practice

First Day of Fall Practice

2013 (Senior)
Finished hersenior seasonas the program's all-time shot leader with 199 shots ... played in all 18 games on the season starting 17 of them ... recorded eight points for the year on two goals and four assists ... ranked second on the team in points and assists ... also ranked among team leaders with 1,445 minutes played ... led the team with 43 shots on the season ... with three shots vs. Mercer (9/1), she became the program's all-time shots leader ... scored the game-winning goal in overtime at then-No. 20 Georgia (10/4) ... also scored a goal vs. Tennessee (9/29) ... collected two assists at Mississippi State (10/25) ... recorded an assist at then-No. 13 South Carolina (10/11) ... collected an assist vs. Vanderbilt (9/27) ... had five shots vs. UAB (9/15).

2012 (Junior)
Started all 19 matches in the midfield ... led the team with 61 shots, with 21 on frame ... posted 16 points on six goals and four assists ... was second on the team with eight points in SEC play on three goals and two assists ... recorded 35 shots in conference play, putting 13 on goal ... took six shots, with one on target, in win over Samford (8.24) ... scored her first goal of the season in 4-0 win over UAB (8.26) ... tallied five points on two goals and an assist in 9-0 win over South Alabama (8.31) ... took five shots against South Alabama, with four on goal ... recorded an assist in 3-0 win over Mercer (9.2) ... took a season high seven shots against Mercer, with one on frame ... took three shots against Tennessee (9.14) ... tallied four shots, with two on goal, against LSU (9.16) ... scored game winning goal against Georgia (9.21) ... scored two goals in road draw against Vanderbilt, including game-tying goal on a long-range blast (9.28) ... tallied five shots against Vandy, with four on frame ... led team with three shots against Texas A&M, including two on goal (10.5) ... dished out an assist against Mississippi State (10.12) ... assisted on tying goal against Auburn (10.25) ... finished with four shots against the Tigers, putting one on goal.

2011 (Sophomore)
Named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... garnered SEC All-Tournament team accolades ... started all 22 matches in the midfield ... logged 1,888 minutes, third-most in Alabama history ... played 90 or more minutes on 14 different occasions ... tallied 10 points on four goals and two assists ... three of the four goals were game winners ... took 55 shots, good for fifth in school history for a single season, with 14 coming on goal ... tallied first point of the season on an assist against Morehead State (Sept. 18) ... scored her first goal of the season the very next match in a win against Vanderbilt (Sept. 23) ... found the back of the net twice in a 4-0 win over Arkansas (Oct. 14) ... handed out an assist in a thrilling win against rival Auburn (Oct. 28) ... scored the game-winner against top-seeded South Carolina in the SEC Tournament (Nov. 2) ... started all 11 matches during SEC play ... logged 976 minutes ... recorded seven points on three goals and an assist against league opponents.

2010 (Freshman)
Was named to the All-SEC freshman team ... named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... played and started in all 18 matches at midfield as a true freshman ... logged 1,510 minutes, which ranked fourth on the team ... tallied two assists ... rattled off 40 shots, putting 17 on goal ... played 90 or more minutes on six different occasions ... earned her first collegiate point in her second game played when she had a game-winning assist at UAB (Aug. 22) ... assisted on the lone Alabama goal at Memphis (Sept. 10) ... played all 110 minutes at LSU (Oct. 1) and against No. 6 Florida (Oct. 8) ... started in all league matches, logging 944 minutes ... tallied 17 shots and put nine on goal over that span.

High School and Personal Data
Was an attacker and team captain under coach Christopher Pryor at Gulfport High School in Gulfport, Miss. ... recorded 107 goals and 47 assists ... three-time Jackson-Clarion Ledger all-state honoree ... three-time Mississippi Association of Coaches 5-A all-state team member ... became the first player to be named Sun Herald Mississippi Coast Player of the Year in two consecutive years ... five-time all-district team ... six-time Clarion Ledger Top Performer ... four-time GHS Best Offensive Player ... Lindy Callahan Scholar Athlete nominee ... Gulfport was a 2009 Mississippi Class 5A state finalist, the 2008 Mississippi Class 5A State Champions and three-time South State Champions ... elected to the Gulfport High School Hall of Fame ... named Gulfport HS Most Athletic ... member of National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta (vice president), Physics Club (president), Beta Club, Student Council, Key Club (vice president) ... played Club soccer for multiple teams over nine years ... member of Birmingham United `92 Elite for coach Andrew Brower ... played for the Mississippi ODP Region III team in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... invited to the 2008 Interregional Event in Coral Springs and the 2009 Interregional Event in Ridgeland, Miss. ... traveled with the Region III team to the Algarve Cup in Portugal in 2009 ... 2009 and 2010 Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year nominee.

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