Simpson and Atkins named to honor roll
Kaitlyn Atkins ties assist record in win
Memphis and Temple score early in draw
Lady Tigers facing their first two conference road games
A late goal hands Lady Tigers loss in conference opener
Meet junior forward Kaitlyn Atkins of the Memphis women's soccer team on this edition of Tiger Bites.
Memphis Women's Soccer vs USF on September 28, 2014 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy.
Memphis Women's Soccer vs Southeastern Louisiana on September 12, 2014 at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Photos by Joe Murphy
The 2013 Memphis Women's Soccer team had photo day last week.
Members of the 2012 women's soccer team participated in a photo shoot for posed shots in the postseason yearbook
2013 (Junior) - Set single-season record with 16 assists ... Played in 20 matches and made eight starts ... Had assists in the first two matches, against Samford and Missouri ... Assisted on the game-winning goal at Western Kentucky on Sept. 8 ... Added fourth assist of season on Sept. 13 against Alabama ... Credited with assist in win at Florida Gulf Coast on Sept. 20 ... Had two assists in loss at Louisville on Sept. 27 ... Went four games with a point from Oct. 4 against Rutgers to Oct. 18 at USF ... Had goal and two assists against Houston on Oct. 13 ... Logged assist in regular season finale against UConn on Oct. 27 ... Had three assists in the American Athletic Conference Tournament ... Logged two of the three assists against Louisville on Nov. 3.
2012 (Sophomore) - Tied as squad's third-leading scorer with 14 points (4 goals, 6 assists) ... Tied for second on team with six assists ... Tied as team's fourth-leading goal scorer with four ... Saw action in all 19 contests and started 15 matches ... Scored first goal of the season against Arkansas State Aug. 31 ... Picked up an assist in the next match against Oklahoma State Sept. 2 ... Handed out three assists in a two-game weekend (Sept. 14-16) sweep of SEMO and Middle Tennesse ... Punched in a goal against Marshall on Sept. 30 ... Logged golden goal in win at Colorado College Oct. 5 ... Also assisted on a goal in Colorado College match ... Capped her season with a goal and an assist in a win at UAB Oct. 25.
2011 (Freshman) - Saw action in all 24 contests and made seven starts ... Finished the season with five goals, including two game-winners, and five assists for 15 points ... Registered first career goal and added an assist for her first multi-point match against LSU in the season opener ... Notched an assist against UALR and added two more assists against Samford and Western Kentucky ... Scored her second goal in the 3-3 draw against SMU ... Provided all the scoring in the regular-season finale at UAB with two goals, both in the second half ... Had an assist against East Carolina in the C-USA Tournament ... Notched the game-winner in overtime of the C-USA Tournament final against UTEP.
Prior to Memphis - Earned three varsity letters ... Scored the game-winning goal to lift Olathe East to the 2008 6A Kansas state championship ... A 2010 all-state first team selection ... Named the 2010 Sunflower League Offensive Player of the Year ... On the club level, competed for U17 Blue Valley Stars Mallorca ... Member of the 2008 ODP Region 2 Championship squad and participated in the 2009 ODP National Championship in Dallas, Texas ... Member of the Kansas ODP Team since 2004.
Personal - Daughter of Daniel and Susan Atkins ... Enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies and listening to music ... Also played volleyball and basketball in junior high.