South Carolina Post-Game: Coach Bramble & Laura Lee Smith
2014 (Senior) Named the Southeastern Conference Scholar Athlete of the Year, the second Alabama soccer player in program history to earn this honor, selected to the CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-American team and All-District 4 First Team ... one of the team captains on the Tide team that finished 10-7-3 ... after being a defender for most of her career at Alabama, she transitioned into an attacking role ... she used her speed and dribbling on the wing to create attacking chances in the box ... finished the 2014 season leading the team in points (20) and goals (seven) ... had a 3.98 grade point average over her four years at the Capstone and was accepted to medical school ... was named to the All-SEC second team ... selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region Third Team ... scored the game-winning goal vs. then-No. 22 Georgia (Oct. 24) ... that goal clinched Alabama's spot in the SEC Tournament ... scored the game-winning goal at Missouri (Oct. 19) ... slotted home the Tide's lone goal in a tough 2-1 loss against then-No. 7 Florida (Sept. 19) ... collected three assists in a 8-0 win against Alabama State (Sept. 21) ... the three assists against Alabama State tied the SEC and Alabama season-high for most assists in a single game ... scored a goal for the Tide in the season opening 5-1 victory against Kennesaw State (Aug. 22) ... her 25 shots on goal during the season tied for sixth in UA history ... her six assists tied for the eighth-most in program lore.
2013 (Junior) A member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... finished the season having played in all 18 games, while making 16 starts ... fifth on the team with 1,354 minutes played ... displayed her versatility by playing every position on the field except goalkeeper ... finished the season with three goals ... scored two goals in 5-2 win vs. Vanderbilt (Sept. 27) ... also scored in 4-2 victory vs. Tennessee (Sept. 29) ... ranked among team leaders with nine shots on goal (5th) ... led team in shot percentage at .643, placing nine of her 14 shots on frame ... had a season-best three shots in 3-2 overtime win vs. Georgia State (Aug. 30).
2012 (Sophomore) Named to SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll ... started all 19 matches in the defense after playing forward her entire freshman campaign ... led the team with 1,715 minutes played ... scored two goals, both in conference play ... finished the season with 11 shots, four on target ... scored her first goal directly off a corner kick against Tennessee (Sept. 14) ... took season-high five shots against Auburn (Oct. 25) ... scored her second goal of the season against the rival Tigers to send that game to overtime ... helped Alabama post five shutouts and hold opponents to 0-1 goals 11 games.
2011 (Freshman) Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll ... played in 13 matches and started seven ... totaled nine points on four goals and one assist ... recorded 20 shots, putting eight on frame ... notched one game-winning goal ... logged 736 minutes ... started her collegiate career in impressive fashion by scoring 32 seconds into the season opener against Kennesaw State (Aug. 19), a game which ended 1-0 ... backed that performance by scoring both goals in 2-1 win at Samford (Aug. 21) ... named the SEC Freshman of the Week for her efforts in the opening weekend of the season ... played a season-high 100 minutes in 0-0 game against New Mexico (Aug. 28) ... assisted on the game-winning goal at San Diego State (Sept. 4), 1-0 ... missed nearly a month of the season due to injury ... returned to play 37 minutes in 1-0 win against Tennessee (Oct. 20) ... scored in the NCAA tournament game at Miami (Nov. 12) ... played in three SEC matches (130 minutes).
High School and Personal Data Attended Jackson Preparatory School where she played for coach Jon Marcus Duncan ... a two-time Mississippi Gatorade Player of the Year ... named MVP of her 2008 and 2011 teams (tabbed best offensive player in 2009 and 2010) ... a four-time Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS) all-conference player (2008-11) ... led her team to the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 MAIS state championships ... MAIS All-Star Game South MVP in 2010 ... a two-time Jackson Clarion-Ledger first team all-state selection ... Clarion-Ledger Player of the Week in 2009 and 2010 ... member of the Birmingham United Soccer Association team that won the 2009 and 2010 Alabama state championship under coach Andrew Brower ... member of the Elite Clubs National League, attending the 2010 ECNL National Championships in Seattle ... also a standout track and field athlete in high school ... track and field team MVP in 2008 and 2010 ... received Best In Field award at 2010 state meet, also twice winning MAIS 100-meter title (2009 and 2010) and winning MAIS 200m three times (2008, 2009 and 2010) ... set school records in 100m, 200m, 400m relay and 800m relay ... ran on Jackson Prep state record-setting 200m and 800m relay teams ... a National Merit finalist and member of the Chi Omega Sorority ... daughter of William and Susan Smith ... a pre-med major with a concentration in english and biology.