Abby Smith - Goalkeeper

Name: Abby Smith
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Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5-9
Jersey number: 14
Date of birth: Oct. 4, 1993
Age: 24
Hometown: Plano, Texas
Citizenship: USA
College: University of Texas
Last club: University of Texas
How acquired: Signed on April 11, 2016.
Follow on Twitter: @abbyys44
 
Professional: In 2017 with the Breakers, played in 19 games ... Registered three shutouts ... Earned Week Six NWSL Save of the Week honors ... Recorded first professional win and shutout on April 23, 2017, a 1-0 win at home against Sky Blue FC ... Made 85 saves, ranking her second in the NWSL ... In 2016, started two games before suffering season-ending injury ... In two games, made seven saves ... Finished with 0.50 goals against average ... Made professional debut on May 1, 2016, a 1-0 loss to Portland Thorns FC at home.
 
College: At the University of Texas, broke the school's career shutout record (30 shutouts) during a senior year of 2015, one that saw her named NSCAA All-Central Region, All-Big 12 Conference, a Senior CLASS Award Senior All-American and to Top Drawer Soccer's Postseason Best XI Third Team ... Recorded a 0.94 goals-against-average, six shutouts, a Big 12-leading 96 saves on a league-high total of 5.33 saves-per-match and a .842 save percentage in 2015 ... Recieved numerous individual accolades including both ESPNW National Player of the Week and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week nods and was chosen as a CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week ... Scored for the third consecutive campaign on Aug. 23 as her 90-plus yard goal off a punt proved the match winner as the Longhorns knocked off Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) foe Miami (FL), 1-0. The play came in at No. 10 on that night's edition of ESPN SportsCenter's "Top 10 Plays" segment ... As a junior in 2014, was a First Team All Big 12 selection ... recorded nine shutouts in 2014, tying Dianna Pfenninger (2008) for the most in a single season in UT history ... Played 2055 of 2157 possible minutes … Finished with a 0.92 GAA and led the Big 12 Conference with 98 saves ... As a sophomore in 2013, started and played all 20 matches in goal as a sophomore for the Longhorns (all 1840 possible minutes), posting a 12-6-2 overall record, a 0.78 goals-against-average (third-lowest in program history) and 72 saves between the pipes with eight shutouts … Smith also scored her first career goal while registering 10 total shots and six on frame ... As a freshman in 2012, named Second-Team All-Big 12 Conference honoree ... started the final 12 matches of the campaign and played 1,151:58, allowing just eight goals and tallying 34 saves ... tied Jamie Strong (1994) for the Texas freshman record for shutouts with seven ... established the program rookie mark for lowest goals-against average at 0.63, besting Alex Gagarin's 0.89 GAA in 2001.

International: Called up to train with the senior U.S. Women's National Team in July 2017 ... Trained with the U-23 U.S. Women's National Team in January 2016, recorded shutout in 3-0 win over Ireland on Jan. 25, 2016, in California ... traveled to La Manga, Spain, and Fredrikstad and Sarpsbog, Norway, with the U.S. U-23 Women's National Teamin the summer of 2015 in winning the La Manga and Four Nations Tournaments, respectively ... Member of the U.S. Women's U-20 National Team (USWNT) for head coach Steve Swanson ... squad claimed the 2012 U-20 Women's World Cup championship on Sept. 8 with a 1-0 victory over Germany ... one of only three pre-college players named to the USWNT ... did not experience any game action while at the 2012 FIFA World Cup ... took part in the March 2012 Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football Qualifying Tournament in Panama City, Panama ... selected to travel with the U-20 club to La Manga, Spain, for the Four Nations Tournament Feb. 3-15 ... earned invitation after participating in the 2012 U-20 World Cup Summer Camp in January ... made appearances at the 2011 U-18 National Team Camp and the U-17 Dallas Cup game (USA vs. Brazil) ... participated in U-15 and U-17 National Team Camps from 2008-10 ... went on first international trip with the U.S. Women's National Team in December 2009, going to Argentina with the U-17 squad.

Scholastic/club: Played for the Dallas Texans 94 Red Soccer Club with fellow signees Lindsey Meyer and Kelsey Shimmick since 2005 ... squad spent the majority of the 2011-12 season ranked No. 1 nationally in the ESPNHS Elite Clubs National League standings ... a four-year captain for the Texans ... helped team to the US Youth Soccer (USYS) Region III championship in 2009 ... lifted Texans to the Nike Cup and Gothia Cup championships in 2008 ... participated in the Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2005-10 and was a member of the Region III ODP Team ... named the 2009 USYS ODP National Championship Golden Glove winner ... earned a place on the adidas Elite Soccer Program Camp All-Star Team ... A four-star recruit, according to TopDrawerSoccer.com, and was ranked by the publication as the 13th-best player in the country and the second-best player in Texas ... the No. 5 prospect nationally, according to ESPNHS ... a three-year varsity starter who graduated a semester early, allowing for full travel with the U.S. Women’s National Team ... teammate of current Longhorn junior Whitney Jaynes ... a National Soccer Coaches Association of America Youth All-America selection in 2010 and 2011 as well as a 2010 Parade Magazine All-America honoree ... as a sophomore, named the District 8-5A Goalkeeper of the Year ... earned District 8-5A Newcomer of the Year and Dallas Morning News SportsDay Newcomer of the Year honors following rookie campaign.

Personal: Born on Oct. 4, 1993, to Mitchell and Beth Smith ... Mitchell ran track and cross country at Baylor, earning a letter in 1983 ... major is phsyical, culture, and sports... lists the Miami Heat as her favorite professional sports team ... played soccer in elementary school and chose to pursue it over gymnastics.

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