Freshman midfielder Caroline Brown
Jan. 14, 2011
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Tennessee freshman soccer player Caroline Brown is about to wrap up some unfinished business from her interscholastic playing career on the pitch as the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) included the Hershey, Pa., native on its 2010 Girls High School All-America Team.
The Hershey High School forward will be honored along with the squad on Sat., Jan. 15th, 2011, at the All-American Luncheon at the NSCAA Convention in Baltimore, Md.
As a freshman for Tennessee head coach Angela Kelly's 2010 Lady Vol soccer team, Brown rated fourth on the team in total points (eight) and goals (three) to go along with a pair of both assists and match-winners. She earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week accolades for the first time in her brief career after a breakout weekend during UT's trip through "The Magnolia State." The 5-9 midfielder posted her first two career match-winning tallies, including a "golden goal" at 102:22 to down Mississippi State (Oct. 8) in double overtime, 1-0, and the deciding score at 23:06 to break an early deadlock during the Big Orange's eventual 3-1 triumph at Ole Miss (Oct. 10).
Brown finished her interscholastic career at Hershey H.S. with a school-record 93 career goals. She reaped a No. 58 ranking in Top Drawer Soccer's 2010 National Top 100 Girls and a No. 2 nod on the organization's Region I listings, respectively, as well as a rating as a four-star "Player to Watch." She was chosen as one of ESPN/RISE Magazine's Top 2010 Players in the state of Pennsylvania, helping lead Hershey H.S. to four consecutive Keystone Division titles, the 2008 & 2010 Mid-Penn Conference championships, the 2009 Pennsylvania State semifinals (21-3-1 and NSCAA rating of No. 19) and the 2010 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) AAA State Championship (over Cumberland Valley) with a 27-1 record and No. 3 national NSCAA ranking. During her All-American-level senior campaign, Brown was chosen to the 2010 NSCAA Pennsylvania All-State Team and nabbed her third career selection to the Patriot News "Big 11" Team (2008, 2009, 2010) while being selected as both the Mid-Penn Conference and Keystone Division Player of the Year. She scored 2009 NSCAA/adidas High School Girls All-Region II Team status as well as nods to the ESPN/RISE All-American Team, as an honorable mention choice, to the Pennsylvania State Coaches Association (PSCA) All-State Team and was named as the Keystone Division Player of the Year after a junior season that saw her tally a staggering 29 goals and 12 assists. Brown was also chosen three times as a Mid-Penn Conference First Team All-Star (2008, 2009, 2010).