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9 Stephanie Freeman
  • 5-0
  • Senior / Midfielder
  • Clearwater, Fla. (Countryside H.S.)
  • 2003 & '04 All-American
  • 2003 & '04 SEC Player of the Year
  • 2003 & '04 All-SEC First Team
  • 2002 All-SEC Honorable Mention

2004: Southeastern Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season - the eighth time a Gator has earned the award…Also earned a spot on the All-SEC first team…SEC Tournament MVP… All-America third-team selection… National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Southeast Region first-team member…Named MVP of All-Florida team…Team tri-captain…SEC leader in goals (17), points (37) and game-winning goals (7)…Started every match and second among the Gators in minutes played, averaging more than 91 minutes per match…Led the team in goals (17), game-winning goals (7), points (37)…Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after her three goal weekend (Sept. 10 & 12), including two goals at Florida State…Named Player of the Week and National Team of the Week on Sept. 13…Turned in one goal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus UCF…Also turned in two goal matches versus Florida International and Mississippi State…On Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy preseason watch list…NSCAA/adidas College Scholar All-America first team member…Named to CoSIDA Academic District III second team… SEC Academic Honor Roll student…Gator tri-captain.

2003: NSCAA All-America third-team selection…SEC Player of the Year…Also earned a spot on the All-SEC first team…All-America third-team member by both and…NSCAA All-Southeast Region first-team member…Gator tri-captain…Started every match but two of the 2003 season…Missed NCAA Championship first-round match vs. UCF with sprained left ankle…Recorded first career goal against Florida State…Registered five shots and a goal against Missouri…Scored a goal on two shots against BYU…Career high eight shots against Alabama and one goal…Fourth on team with 20 regular season points and third in goals (7)…Played in her first SEC Tournament, as she missed the 2002 and '01 tournaments with knee injuries…Named to SEC All-Tournament team…SEC Academic Honor Roll student.

2002: Started every match she played of the 2002 season…Averaged 72.0 minutes…All-SEC honorable mention team member…Had assists in matches vs. Cincinnati, FSU and LSU…Injured right knee at No. 20 Clemson and did not play at SEC Tournament…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2001: Suffered a dislocated right patella (knee cap) during preseason…Managed to see action in the middle of the season, playing in five matches with one start…Had right knee surgery in late November and sat out the remainder of the season.

High School: Two-time Florida All-State selection (1999, '00)…First team all-county and all-conference in 1998-99 and 1999-00…Second-leading scorer in Pinellas County (36 goals) for 1999-00 season...1997-98 earned all-county honors by the Orange County Register (first team) and the Los Angeles Times (second team)…Third team All-CIF in 1997-99…Coached by Tony Atherholt.

Club: Member of state Olympic Development Program teams (Cal-South 1996, '97, '98 and Florida '99)…Regional ODP member in 1999…All-tournament selection for Target Classic and Hurricane Watch…Member of four state champion club teams…Member of Clearwater Chargers Club team…Coached by Dave Reardon.

Major: Health Science Education

Freeman's Collegiate Statistics
Year GP/GS Min. Shots G (GW) A Pts.
2001 5/1 222 4 0 (0) 0 0
2002 19/19 1368 14 0 (0) 3 3
2003 24/23 1909 56 7 (4) 5 19
2004 23/23 2114 65 17 (7) 3 37
Totals 71/66 5613 139 24 (11) 11 59
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