2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
2013:Two-sport athlete was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Team's top returning scorer and points leader after placing second in 2013 with five goals and 15 points... Also had five assists, which tied for team-high... Helped Vandy to its best offensive output in 13 years ... Played in the first 17 games of the season, starting 16, before being sidelined with an injury for the final two ... Tallied 1,284 minutes ... Had an assist and the game-winning goal in a 2-1 victory over Memphis ... Scored two goals in SEC play against LSU and Arkansas.
TRACK:Earned All-American Second Team honors after finishing ninth in the triple jump at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. ... Became the first Commodore to qualify for the NCAA Championships since 2010. ... Established a new school record in the triple jump at the Sea Ray Relays in April, then went on to break own her record -- twice -- at the SEC meet and again at the NCAA East Preliminaries, finishing with a mark of 43-1... Previous school record was held by Christina Penn, who is married to Simone's cousin, Damien Charley, a former VU football player.... Was a member of the 4x200 relay team that set the school record (1:40.24).
HIGH SCHOOL:Was a four-year starter for coach Robert Starr at Spain Park... Helped the Jaguars win three consecutive state championships... As a sophomore, Charley was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for girls soccer in Alabama. A two-time first-team All-State selection, Charley was named the Birmingham News Female Athlete of the Year in 2012... Led Jaguars in scoring for three straight seasons, accumulating 87 goals and 41 assists.
PERSONAL:Simone Naomi Charley... Born Feb. 4, 1995, in Boston, Mass.... Daughter of Sharon and Bobby Charley... Youngest of three siblings... Sister, Nicole, is a triple jumper at Auburn... Brother, Myles, is a triple jumper and long jumper at Troy... Cousin Damien Charley played football at Vanderbilt from 1995 to 1998... Plans to major in psychology at Vanderbilt.