Ariel  Kupritz

6Ariel Kupritz

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Maryville, Tenn.

High School:
Maryville

Last College:
Miami (Fla.)

Height:
5-8

Position:
F

CAREER HIGHS

  • Points: 2, 5x, last at Kentucky (10/14/16)
  • Goals: 1, 4x, last at Kentucky (10/14/16)
  • Assists: 2 vs. Belmont (9/13/15)
  • Shots: 5 vs. Kentucky (10/25/15)
  • SOG: 5 vs. Kentucky (10/25/15)
  • Minutes: 67 vs. Vanderbilt (9/30/16)

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2016)

  • Finished second on the team with 29 shots
  • Drew the foul that resulted in Carlyn Baldwin's penalty kick goal in 2-0 win over Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament (10/31)
  • Scored game-tying goal in the 84th minute of 2-2 tie at Kentucky (10/14)
  • Had two shots on goal in 2-0 win over Texas A&M (10/9)
  • Had three shots in OT win vs. Indiana State (10/2)
  • Played a career-high 67 minutes and scored her first goal of the season in double OT loss to Vanderbilt (9/30)
  • Started and had two shots in 55 minutes of action in win over Missouri (9/15)
  • Started and had two shots on goal in 3-0 win over Middle Tennessee (9/11)
  • Led UT with three shots in win at American (9/4)

AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2015)

  • Played in every game, starting 10 and averaging 38.28 minutes per game, in the 2015 season; scored twice and assisted twice
  • Recorded a career-high five shots on goal over 61 minutes of action vs. Kentucky (10/25)
  • Scored (32') from the left side of the box off a Mackenzie Gouner assist vs. No. 14 Auburn (9/20)
  • Recorded her first collegiate goal on a strike from the left side in the SEC opener at Arkansas (9/11)
  • Shot twice, one of which was on goal, in 29 minutes vs. Georgia Southern (8/23)
  • Shot twice, including one on goal, over 49 minutes in her Tennessee debut vs. Lipscomb (8/21)

AS A SOPHOMORE (2014)

  • Redshirted

AS A FRESHMAN (2013 AT MIAMI (FLA.))

  • Saw action in eight contests as a freshman with the Hurricanes in 2013 and played a career-high 25 minutes against Jacksonville
  • Recorded first career shot against Wake Forest (Sept. 15)
  • Made the Dean's List at the University of Miami Business Department with a 4.0 in business school for both semesters attended
  • Transferred to Tennessee in the spring of 2014 after playing her 2013 freshman season at Miami (Fla.)

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB

  • Ranked as No. 78 senior nationwide by TopDrawerSoccer.com coming out of high school
  • At Maryville High School, she scored 66 goals and totaled 12 assists in just two seasons of play and earned all-conference and all-state honors both years
  • Also ran track at Maryville
  • Played club ball for Brentwood Soccer Club (Nashville) from 2008-11 and Gwinnett Soccer Association (Atlanta) from 2011-12 and led Brentwood to three state championships and a regional final
  • Also played four years of club soccer with Blount United
  • Competed on the Tennessee ODP state team from 2006-12 and was on the ODP Region III Pool from 2008-11
  • Made the Region team from 2009-11 and was selected for two national team camps

PERSONAL

  • Double Majoring in Supply Chain Management & Business Analytics
  • Intends to one day study abroad and go into international business
  • Enjoys horseback riding
  • Biggest thrill ever in soccer was playing in Germany and France and scoring a winning goal at the last game of a tournament
  • Favorite soccer player is Lionel Messi
  • Chose Tennessee over Miami (Fla.), Clemson, NC State and Duke
  • Parents are Garth and Virginia Kupritz
  • Mother Virginia is a professor at the University of Tennessee
  • Father Garth played soccer at San Diego State and is her biggest soccer influence
  • Older sister Genevieve runs track at ETSU
  • Ariel Terry Kupritz was born on June 22, 1995, in Knoxville, Tenn.
  • Recipient of the John D. Colbert Memorial Scholarship Endowment
 

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