Commodores picked to finish fourth in first year in BIG EAST
Daily blog from Soles4Souls service trip to Costa Rica
Fifteen juniors and seniors lead way for veteran Vanderbilt squad
Sophomore scores six goals, dishes five assists in opening weekend
Schonk ties a career high with four goals
February 7, 2014
2013 (Freshman): One of just two freshmen to start all 17 games, Schonk was one of the brightest spots on offense... She finished second on the team in points (35), third in goals (25) and fourth in assists (10)... Her shooting percentage (.510) was third-best among those with 10 or more shots... She also tied for fourth by winning 16 draw controls... Her 18 ground balls was the sixth-most... She caused 13 turnovers - fourth-most on the team... The first goal of her career, in the second game against Kennesaw State, proved to be the difference in a 22-3 win and was just the second game-winning goal of the season for the Commodores... She had four games with a hat trick and scored a career-high four goals at Boston College... One of her best defensive games came against Kennesaw State with five caused turnovers and three ground balls... The five caused turnovers were the most by a Commodore in a game all season... Named to SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL:Three-year starter for Coach Chris Robinson... After being inserted into the starting lineup as a sophomore, the Eagles did not a lose game fore more than two seasons... Helped Eagles to two ESPN Powerade Fab 50 Girls national championships... As a senior, she scored a goal and added an assist in a championship game win over Roland Park and future college teammate and current Commodore sophomore Meggie Ramzy, who had three goals and an assist... The duo also played on the same club team - coach Michael McLaughlin's Sky Walkers... Also a captain on the soccer team... Was a five-time honoree on the school's Dean's List.
PERSONAL:Mallory Danielle Schonk... Born Sept. 8, 1994, in Owensboro, Ky.... Daughter of Edward and Teresa Schonk... Has one older brother, Peter (23)... Major in interdisciplinary studies: cognitive and linguistic development... One of 13 Vanderbilt student-athletes to deliver shoes to those in need on service trip with Soles4Souls in Costa Rica in December 2014... Volunteers with Best Buddies Tennessee non-profit organization.
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