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      Chelsea Kephart
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cumming, Ga.

High School:
South Forsyth

Last College:
Georgia Southern

Height:
5-6

Position:
D

CAREER STATS

Season GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots Match-Winning Goals
2011 13-2 0 0 0 2 0
2010 14-11 0 0 0 4 0
2009 (at Ga. Southern) 18-18 1 0 2 19 0
2008 (at Ga. Southern) 18-18 0 1 1 10 0
Totals 63-49 1 1 3 35 0

SEC STATS

Season GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots Match-Winning Goals
2011 5-0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 11-10 0 0 0 3 0
Totals 16-10 0 0 0 3 0

AS A SENIOR (2011): Participated in 13 matches as part of the defensive backline with two starts, totaling 298 minutes of playing time...Played 17 minutes off the bench in Tennessee's 2-1 victory over Kentucky (11/2) in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal...Joined Hannah Hut as last minute entrants into the match during the 2-0 victory over #22 Auburn (10/23) to celebrate "Senior Day"...Played six minutes as a sub during the 4-0 romp over Arkansas (10/2), 19 minutes in the 2-0 win over Mississippi State (10/9) and 18 minutes in the 1-0 win at Vanderbilt (10/16)...Contributed to UT's defensive effort that posted five straight shutouts for the first time in program history (#18 Texas A&M, Middle Tennessee, UNC Greensboro, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina) and a school record opponent scoreless streak of 471:10 from Aug. 26-Sept. 23...Received 32 minutes of playing time in the 2-1 (2OT) loss to South Carolina (9/23)...Was credited with her first shot on frame of the year in 39 minutes of time versus Coastal Carolina (9/16)...Saw 17 minutes as a sub during the 5-0 rout of Charlotte (9/9)...Drew the start in the back during the Lady Vols' 2-0 victory over Middle Tennessee (9/2), playing 45 total minutes...Reaped 59 minutes of action on defense while helping UT to a shutout of high-powered Big 12 defending champion #18 Texas A&M (8/28)...Totaled 27 minutes on the pitch in the 3-1 rout of Oklahoma (8/21)...Started in the backline during the 2-1 (OT) win at Kansas (8/19).

AS A JUNIOR (2010): Saw playing time in 14 matches with 11 starts during her initial campaign as a Lady Vol...Totaled four shots with one on frame...Was a key cog in a Big Orange defense that posted a shutout string of 261:12, from the second half of UT's loss at #14/13 South Carolina through the OT wins at Auburn (10/21) and versus Alabama (10/24) and into the first half of the 2-1 triumph over Georgia (10/29)...One of four Lady Vols to play all 192 possible minutes during road victories over Mississippi State (10/8) and Ole Miss (10/10)...Started and played all 90 minutes at defender in the contests against Vanderbilt (10/1) and Kentucky (10/3)...Subbed in the back for 28 minutes of action in the 1-1 (2OT) tie versus LSU (9/26)...Picked up her first career start at Tennessee during the 2-1 win over Arkansas (9/24), drawing 22 minutes of playing time at defender...Played 35 minutes as a substitute during the 8-0 rout of Chattanooga (9/19)...Tallied 52 minutes as a sub and launched a shot on frame against Arizona (9/12) in her first official match action wearing a UT uniform.

AS A SOPHOMORE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN (2009): As a team captain Kephart totaled 19 shots, eight on goal, while starting all 18 of GSU's matches...Scored her first career goal off a header during the 83rd minute to force overtime in an eventual 2-1 loss against Jacksonville (Sept. 6)...Served as a Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative during her sophomore season.

AS A FRESHMAN AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN (2008): Started all 18 matches for the Eagles during her initial campaign...Recorded 10 total shots with five coming on frame... Dished out an assist against the College of Charleston (Oct 12)...Recorded a career high of three shots against The Citadel (Oct 10) and Appalachian State (Oct 19)...Tallied shots during a four-game stretch from Oct. 10-19.

HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: A four-year letter winner at South Forsyth H.S., Kephart helped lead her War Eagle squad to 2004 (undefeated) and 2008 Region 7-AAAAA championships and a pair of runner-up finishes in the Georgia Women's Soccer State Tournament (2005, 2008)...A four-time all-county selection and a two-year team captain (2007, 2008), she also received "Best Midfielder" honors during her junior and senior campaigns (2007, 2008)...Kephart was tabbed to the Atlanta Journal Constitution's 2008 All-Northside Team and was named the 2008 War Eagle "Female Athlete of the Year"...She played four years as a captain for the Atlanta Fire United (AFU) Club Team (2004-07), helping lead AFU to the 2006 Georgia State Cup Championship and a 2005 semifinal berth and the 2005 RBC Liberty Soccer Classic crown...Kephart led her Norcross Soccer Association squad to the 2004 Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Shootout title...Was a member of the Georgia State Olympic Development Program (ODP) player pool during 2005-06...A member of the National Honor Society at S.F.H.S., she also received numerous academic and extracurricular accolades including a U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award.

PERSONAL: Currently enrolled in the College of Business at UT with plans on majoring in business management and international business...Claims to have modeled her game after former U.S. Women's Soccer legend Michelle Akers...Moment in history she would like to have witnessed would be Dr. Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech...Her favorite sports figure is North Carolina head men's basketball coach Roy Williams while Kansas men's basketball is her favorite sports team...Has a sister, Andrea, 24...Chelsea Nicole Kephart was born Jan. 4, 1990, in Tulsa, Okla....Her supportive parents are Mike and Sherri Kephart.

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