The Lovett School
The junior defender went on a service trip this summer to bring clean water to local tribes in New Zealand
Following Thursday’s match, the Dores take on No. 14 Texas A&M on Sunday at 1:30 pm CT
Sunday’s match is the second of three matches that will be on the SEC Network
Gators got on the board early, added to lead in second half
Leila Azari scores twice while the Dores earn their sixth shutout of the season
The Vanderbilt soccer team faces off with Auburn Thursday afternoon in Orange Beach, Ala.
The Vanderbilt soccer team takes on SEC-foe Arkansas Thursday night at the VU Soccer Complex.
Vanderbilt faces off with Indiana Friday night on campus.
Vanderbilt soccer opened the season versus Tennessee Tech Friday night.
Vanderbilt fell 1-0 in overtime to the No. 2 South Carolina Gamecocks. Soccer vs. No. 2 SC (10/20/16) Photos by John Russell
2016: Started and competed in all 19 games for Vanderbilt… SEC All-Freshman Team… Landed at No. 55 on TopDrawer Soccer’s Top 100 Freshman list… Led freshman class in minutes with 1629… Earned a team-high 16 points in debut season… Led squad in assists (6) and game-winning goals (3)… Led team in three-way tie for first place in goals with five on the season… Scored game winners versus Jackson State, San Francisco and LSU… Earned both goals in the Dores 2-1 victory over San Francisco… Final goal of season secured versus Tennessee in 17th minute.
Personal: Began playing soccer at the age of four… played club for Troy Garner at Tophat SC, ECNL… came to Vanderbilt because, “There is no place like it, and I like the school and athletic program.”… Father, Hardie Jackson, played baseball for the Commodores… enjoys baking, kickboxing, running and giving soccer lessons… chose Vanderbilt over Georgia, Kentucky, Texas Tech, South Carolina and Clemson.
Coach Ambrose on Grace: “Grace is a fun player to watch and arguable one of the best central midfielders in the state of Georgia. She can play pretty much anywhere in midfield and will have an immediate impact this fall. She is fantastic in possession of the ball and has the vision to create opportunities for her team as she moves into the attacking areas of the game. She is another product of the very successful Tophat club, under the guidance of Troy Garner and Ted Colburn.”