Olivia Simmons 8
Olivia  Simmons
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Rockledge, Fla.

High School:
Rockledge High School

Position:
D

 

09/17/2017

Commodores defeat LSU 1-0 in SEC opener

The Dores hand the Tigers their first loss of the season

09/15/2017

Soccer hits the road to begin SEC play

Dores face LSU Sunday afternoon at 4 pm CT on SEC Network

09/11/2017

Olivia Simmons named SEC Freshman of the Week

Simmons got her first career start, goal and assist this past weekend

09/10/2017

Commodores use second half surge to beat Lipscomb 3-1

Dores scored all three goals in the final 20 minutes

09/08/2017

Commodores earn hard-fought road win 1-0

Dores claim their third shutout of the season

Personal: Began playing soccer at the age of five … played for Sam Mitchell at Orlando Youth City Soccer Club … describes style of play as fast, strong and physical … came to Vanderbilt because, “the coaching staff really made the school feel comfortable and I feel like Vanderbilt is back on track to possibly becoming one of the top soccer schools in the SEC. Also Vanderbilt has a really great education and graduating from Vanderbilt will help me in my career” … sister Kaira runs track at Ole Miss … chose Vandy over LSU, Tennessee, NC State, Arkansas, UCF and FGCU.

Coach Ambrose on Olivia: “Olivia is another tough, hard-tackling, athletic defender. I love her playing personality. She has played as a center back, but also more as an outside back.  It is in this role where I think she can be most effective. She has the speed and engine to get up and down the line and she has the tenacity to shut down whoever she plays against. Olivia hasn’t seen a tackle she doesn’t like and this attitude is something I am excited to see in our practices this fall. She also has a very, very noticeable long throw that we feel will be a valuable attacking threat. She has had great preparation for Vanderbilt coming through the Orlando City youth program and over her time, she could become a force to be reckoned with in our backline."

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