Sophomore forward Caroline Brown
Aug. 23, 2011
By Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The weekly accolades continue to roll in for Tennessee sophomore soccer player Caroline Brown as she has been selected as one of CollegeSoccer360.com's Primetime Performers of the Week.
The 5-9 Big Orange forward was one of just eight inclusions on the website's weekly national honor list, joining UC Irvine goalkeeper Jennifer Randazzo, Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell, Virginia Tech midfielder Kelly Conheeney, Portland forward Danielle Foxhoven, Loyola Marymount forward Tawni Martino, San Diego forward Stephanie Ochs and Wake Forest forward Katie Stengel.
Brown posted a three-goal weekend in helping Tennessee to season-opening road victories at Kansas (2-1, OT) and Oklahoma (3-1), while registering the decisive score in both contests. With her three goals over Tennessee's initial two match-ups, she equaled her total goal output from her entire 2010 rookie campaign (three goals, two assists in 19 matches). Her two scores during the 3-1 rout of the Sooners also marked the initial two-score match of Brown's stay at Rocky Top.
In her brief time clad in the Orange & White, she now owns six goals and two assists for 14 career points, while four of her six career scores have served as match-winners.
With UT tied 1-1 at Kansas during the first overtime on Aug. 19, Brown was called upon to take a potential match-winning penalty kick at 97:16 and calmly buried it to the left of KU keeper Kat Liebetrau, completing the Big Orange's come-from-behind, 2-1 (OT) victory.
She saved her best effort for Sun., Aug. 21, versus Oklahoma, breaking a 1-1 dead-lock with scores at 59:45 and 65:38. Her initial goal against the Sooners came from a remarkably sharp angle out on the right wing as she chipped a shot over the keeper that traveled in at the top left corner and nestled in the netting just inside the left post. Brown was positioned perfectly on her final score of the weekend as a ball cleared off the crossbar by OU keeper Kelsey Devonshire dropped right at Brown's feet about three yards out, and she easily blasted it home inside the right post.
Tennessee christens its 2011 home slate this Fri., Aug. 26, by playing host to the annual First Tennessee Lady Vol Classic at the Regal Soccer Stadium. No. 9 Florida will open the event against No. 11 Texas A&M at 5:30 p.m. ET before Tennessee battles No. 16 UCLA at 8 p.m. ET.