May 21, 2014
TUKWILA, Wash. -- Tennessee soccer alum Caroline Brown will join the Seattle Sounders Women for the 2014 W-League season, as announced by the Sounders last week.
The Sounders Women open their 2014 regular season on Friday at the Santa Clarita Blue Heat. The team's 2014 schedule can be found HERE.
Brown, who became the first UT soccer player to earn an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship, enjoyed a stellar career at Tennessee from 2010-13. Brown earned Second Team All-SEC honors and 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's All-South Region Second Team accolades as a senior this past fall. She finished her distinguished Tennessee soccer career as the school's all-time leader in match-winners with 15. Her 72 career points are tied for fourth-most and her 27 goals and 18 assists rank fifth and eighth, respectively, in UT history.
Brown previously earned NSCAA All-South Region Third Team honors in 2011. Her career accolades stand among most impressive in program history. Brown is a two-time Capital One Academic All-American (2011, 2013), a two-time NSCAA All-South Region honoree (2011, 2013), a two-time NSCAA Scholar All-South Region pick (2011, 2012) and a two-time All-SEC selection (2011, 2013).
Brown thrived in the classroom, earning Capital One Academic All-America and NSCAA Division I Women's Scholar All-South Region honors as a senior in 2013. She graduated with a degree is a sport management and earned academic honors in each of her four seasons at UT. In 2010-11, Brown was named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll. She was on the 2011 and 2012 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll and garnered 2011 Capital One Academic All-District 3 First Team and Capital One Academic All-America Third Team honors. Last year, Brown was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region Second Team. Brown received 2013 Capital One Academic All-District 3 first-team honors on Oct. 31. Brown and Caroline Capocaccia shared the 2012-13 Tennessee Female Co-Student-Athletes of the Year award.
Brown becomes the latest former UT soccer player to head to the W-League. Tennessee alums and Canadian National Team players Rhian Wilkinson and Marie-Eve Nault previously starred in the W-League. Wilkinson, who signed with the Laval Comets last month, was a 2003 W-League All-Star a 2004 W-League Championship All-Tournament selection. With the Ottawa Fury from 2003-05, Wilkinson scored 13 goals in 38 appearances. Nault had three separate stints with the Ottawa Fury (2003, 2006-07, 2010).