Aug. 1, 2013
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. --During any Tennessee soccer road game, the murmurs and whispers through the stands are always, "Who is that No. 3?"
"She's small, but she's everywhere."
"Did you see that? We can't stop her."
At Regal Soccer Stadium, everyone knows who Tori Bailey is. No. 3 is a whirlwind of dribbling skills, a tenacious pest of a defender, a selfless teammate and someone who plays with more heart than anyone you have ever seen on a soccer field.
As a senior, Bailey enters her final season of collegiate soccer in 2013. She has never been mistaken for the biggest player on the field, but Bailey stands tall as a team leader and a role model for any young player who was ever told she was not big enough, fast enough or good enough.
The Fenton, Mich., native is coming off her best season in 2012. After switching from the back line to the midfield, Bailey registered two match-winning goals and two assists while her quickness and aggressive play in the middle helped ignite numerous offensive attacks.
Check out the second of UTSports.com's Tennessee soccer preseason features, "Look Out For Tori Bailey."