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Happy Birthday - Sept. 6: Robert Ayers, Maddie Gangi, Tom Pappas

On Sept. 6., we send Happy Birthday wishes to former Vols defensive lineman and current Denver Bronco Robert Ayers, who registered one sack in Denver's 49-27 victory over the Ravens last night. 

We also celebrate the birthdays of freshman Tennessee soccer player Maddie Gangi and former track & field star and 2003 Jesse Owens Award recipient Tom Pappas.

On August 26, we wish Happy Birthday to former offensive lineman Carson Anderson and legendary Vols running back Jamal Lewis. We also celebrate the birthdays of sophomore swimmer Harper Bruens and sophomore soccer player Susan Ferguson.

Carson Anderson Harper Bruens Susan Ferguson

Happy Birthday - Aug. 25: Amy Neal, Jenny Jeffers

On August 25, we celebrate the birthdays of two with Tennessee soccer ties. Current freshman Amy Neal celebrates her 19th birthday, while former Lady Vol Jenny Jeffers turns 28 today.

Amy Neal Jenny Jeffers

College Sports Madness Preseason Honors


College Sports Madness recently named Tennessee's Hannah Wilkinson and Caroline Brown to its SEC 2013 Preseason All-Conference Teams. The website named Wilkinson to its first team and tabbed Brown for its second team.

College Sports Madness: SEC 2013 Preseason All-Conference Teams

Soccer Alum Phillips-Bosshart Now An Assistant At Murray St.

Tennessee soccer alum Vanessa Phillips-Bosshart (2002-05) is now an assistant coach at Murray State. Phillips-Bosshart, who was a two-time All-SEC selection and a 2004 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American, was an anchor in goal for UT, helping the team to back-to-back-to-back SEC regular-season titles from 2003-05 and SEC Tournament crowns in 2003 and 2005. Phillips-Bosshart is Tennessee's all-time leader in minutes in goal (6,602), wins (49), shutouts (32) and career GAA (0.82). She also holds the single-season record for shutouts at 12 (2003).

Phillips-Bosshart previously worked as an assistant coach at North Florida (2007-09) and Arkansas (2010-11).

GoRacers.com: Former All-SEC Goalkeeper Joins Women's Soccer Staff

Soccer Alum Amy Harrison Makes Debut In SWPL


Tennessee soccer alum Amy Harrison made her debut in the Scottish Women's Premier League last week for Rangers LFC. Check out this article on Amy from the team's website!

Rangers.co.uk: Ladies Add Canadian Midfielder

Celebrating birthdays on August 5 is a Tennessee men's basketball trio, as well as a former women's soccer player. Rising sophomore guard and Knoxville native Galen Campbell, assistant coach Jon Harris and former Vol Andy Ikeakor are all celebrating birthdays today. 

Galen Campbell Jon Harris Andy Ikeakor

We would also like to wish a happy birthday to recent Tennessee soccer grad and current member of the Scottish Women's Premier League's Rangers FC, Amy Harrison.

Amy Harrison

Bailey, Brown, Sirna, Wilkinson on SEC Preseason Watch List

Tennessee seniors Tori Bailey and Caroline Brown and juniors Allie Sirna and Hannah Wilkinson were listed on the 2013 SEC Soccer Preseason Watch List. Check out the full rundown of what and who to watch around the SEC in 2013!

SECDigitalNetwork.com - 2013 SEC Preseason Watch List

Soccer Senior Photo Shoot (7/23)

Tennessee soccer seniors Tori Bailey, Caroline Brown, Caroline Capocaccia, CC Cobb, Katie Lenz and Jessica Rolfs took part in a photo shoot on Tuesday for the 2013 soccer schedule poster. The 2013 soccer season is right around the corner!


(Photo by Amy Smotherman Burgess/Knoxville News Sentinel)

The Knoxville News Sentinel recently did an article on "Beauty Hunters," a free, women-only fitness boot camp run by Tennessee soccer alum Sarah Van Sickle McClain (2005-08). Since winning an Under Armour "What's Beatiful" competition last year for her work, Sarah has seen participation grow from 30 women to over 350. Read more about it in this great article written by Rachel Cobb and check out Beauty Hunters.org for more info!

Also, Sarah is a finalist for a YWCA Tribute to Women award. The 2013 Tribute to Women will be held Aug. 15 at the Historic Bijou Theatre.

Knoxville News Sentinel: "Beauty Hunters' treasures: Women's fitness  group finds all kinds of beautiful outcomes from workouts"
Beauty Hunters
Tribute to Women Finalist: Sarah Van Sickle McClain

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