2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009-10 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll
2011 Appeared in 18 games, making nine starts... Played full 90 minutes against Western Kentucky, Mississippi State and Kentucky... SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2010 Started in the Commodores' season opener at UAB... Suffered a season-ending injury in training the following week and missed the remainder of the year... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2009 Earned 12 starting assignments and 18 game appearances at defender... Scored in her first career game, the game-winner against Saint Louis (8/22)... Took five shots on the season, including two against Belmont (9/4)... Named to SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL 2008-09 National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School All-American... Also NSCAA Scholar All-American and was named the Texas High School Player of the Year by the NSCAA... A first-team All-District and All-Region selection in 2007-08... Earned three varsity letters and also played volleyball for three years, serving as team captain as a senior... Played club for the Challenge 91... Team won 2007 state championships and made it to semifinals of Disney Showcase... Won 2006 Texas Cup Tourney and was state champs... Was a Olympic Development Program Team member in 2004, 2006 and 2007 and attended ODP camp in Alabama for three years.
PERSONAL Amanda Michelle Essay... Parents are William and DeAnn Essay... Has two sisters, Christy and Alison... Plans to major in a science related field... Future ambition is to attend medical school.