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#24 Rachel Collins
Position: Goalkeeper
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
Other College: USC Upstate
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Rachel Collins Bio
Release: 07/31/2012

2012 (Senior): played in two games for the Spartans, totaling 52 minutes in goal … earned a half shutout against Chattanooga (Oct. 27) and made a save against Liberty (Sept. 12) … did not allow a goal in her play in net.  

2012 (Junior):
Did not see any game action during her junior season. 

2011 (at USC Upstate):
played in 11 games, while starting six in goal for USC Upstate … made 52 total saves with a 0-5 record … had a .684 save percentage … earned six or more saves four times … made a season high 10 saves against SoCon member Citadel (Sept. 2).  

Was a four-year letterwinner in soccer at Athens Drive HS... Finished prep career as the school’s record holder in number of shutouts in a single-season and for a career... Also owns the record for most saves in a game and a single-season... Owned a GAA of 1.0 during her senior campaign as she tallied 114 saves and averaged 8.14 saves per match... Also saw action as a defender and scored six goals... Named the team’s MVP and earned first team All-Tri-Nine Conference honors as well as second-team all-region honors as a senior... Named the conference’s defensive player of the year in 2009... Served as a co-captain for the soccer team as a senior... Was a four-year starter on the girl’s varsity basketball team and played AAU basketball with the Garner Flames... Had a stellar basketball career in which she finished in fifth in school history with over 1200 points and set a career-record for games started (107)... Was named the team’s MVP after senior campaign... As a sophomore, earned the coaches’ award... Named the team’s best defensive player as a freshman... Winner of the Kelly Howell Award of Courage all four years... Also earned the team’s burglar award after recording the most steals on the team as a junior... She served as the team’s co-captain during her final two seasons... Earned All-Tri-Nine Conference honorable mention accolades as a freshman... Named to the conference’s first-team as a sophomore and a junior... Earned First-Team All-Tri-Nine honors and all-district honors as a senior... Received the school's Female Athlete of the Year award at the conclusion of her senior year... Named Tri-Nine all-academic all four years.

Personal: Born on Apr. 24, 1992 in Raleigh, N.C... Daughter of Michael and Shirley Collins... Has an older sister... Planning to major in elementary or special education... Favorite books are "The Giving Tree" and "Before I Fall"... Favorite sports figures are Dwyane Wade and Michael Jordan... Favorite season is summer... Enjoys listening to Dispatch and Brad Paisley... Favorite songs are "Wagon Wheel" and "Farmer's Daughter"... Favorite TV Show is "Wipeout"... Favorite foods are fried okra and cheeseburger and fries... Dream job is to be a dolphin trainer at Sea World... Enjoys playing soccer and basketball.

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