Nov. 7, 2012
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -Tennessee senior forward Alexis Owens has been named to the 2012 SEC Soccer Community Service Team, as announced by the conference office.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Owens was very active in a slew of community service projects in the Knoxville, Tenn., area this past year. She has been a model student-athlete for the Lady Vols, sharing her soccer talents with local youngsters at free soccer clinics and helping a local elementary school with its book fair. Owens has also sought to uplift and improve the lives of the less fortunate with hands-on projects. During the holiday season, Owens wrapped presents and delivered them to underprivileged children. She and other UT student-athletes participated in a Knoxville filming of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" last winter. Owens also took part in a dinner for the homeless.
Owens has been one of the key senior leaders on the team this year. The Carmel, Ind., native has one goal and three assists on the season and led the Lady Vols to a thrilling 3-2 Senior Night win over Georgia on Oct. 25. She scored the match-winner in the 84th minute and assisted on another goal in the victory.
No. 20/25 Tennessee (14-4-3, 9-3-1 SEC) will host No. 24 Miami (Ohio) (19-2-1, 10-0-1 MAC) on Sunday at Regal Soccer Stadium in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The match starts at 2 p.m. For tickets, call the UT ticket office at 865-656-1200 or 1-800-322-VOLS.