Sanderson grabs a brace in season opener
Lady Tigers picked to finish third in preseason poll
Lady Tigers return 10 starters from last season
Tigers recognized for GPA of 3.0 or higher during 2013-14 season.
Simpson earns honor after standout season on defense
Join senior defender Bailey Pembroke of the Memphis women's soccer team as she takes you behind the scenes of the 2012 season where the Tigers will look for their sixth straight Conference USA title. In the first episode of "Pembroke's Pitch", Bailey gives you a backstage pass to the women's soccer photo shoot and introduces some newcomers to the Lady Tigers.
Look for new episodes of Pembroke's Pitch, Fridays throughout the 2012 season.
2013 (Sophomore) - American Athletic Conference second team ... Played vital role as center-back ... Started in all 21 matches ... Scored three goals and added an assist ... Scored goal in 2-1 overtime win against Missouri on Aug. 25 ... Added goal in 2-1 win at Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 20 .. Punched in goal in 5-1 win against UConn on Oct. 27 ... Logged assist in loss at Cincinnati on Sept. 29 ... Played every minute in 20 of the 21 matches.
2012 (Freshman) - NSCAA All-Central Region second team ... All-Conference USA second team ... C-USA All-Freshman Team ... Played in all 19 matches and made 18 starts ... Helped direct a young Memphis defense that limited 10 opponents to one or fewer goals and seven shutouts ... Notched her first career goal, a golden goal, at Vanderbilt Sept. 6 ... Added first career assist against Southern Miss Sept. 23. School.
Prior to Memphis - Member of the Canada U20 and U17 teams ... Played with Memphis teammates Christabel Oduro and Kylie Davis on the U20 squad ... Helped the U17 squad to a bronze medal at the 2008 CONCACAF Championship in Trinidad and Tobago ... Led the U17 squad to qualification for the U17 World Cup in New Zealand ... With the U17 squad, also earned gold at both the Brazil tournament and Guadalajara Olympics ... With teammates Oduro and Davis, qualified with Canada U20 for the 2012 World Cup with a silver-medal finish at the CONCACAF Championships in Panama ... Plays club soccer for Hamilton FC ... Earned letters at St. Joseph's Secondary School. .
Personal - Daughter of Nicole and Chris Simpson ... Enjoys horseback riding and playing volleyball when not playing soccer.