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Ameera Abdullah

MF/F

Height
5' 3"
CLASS
JR
Hometown
Denver, Colo. (Smoky Hill H.S.)
School
2006 & 2008 All-American

2006 & 2008 All-American

2006 & 2008 All-SEC First Team

2007 All-SEC Second Team

 

 

2008: National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-America second-team selection…All-Southeastern Conference first team…Named to SEC All-Tournament team...NSCAA/adidas All-Southeast Region first team…SoccerBuzz.com All-Southeast Region second team…Selected by the FC Gold Pride in the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) draft in January of 2009…Second among Gators in points (25) and shared UF assists lead (9)...Third among the Gators with eight goals…Finished holding No. 7 spot on Florida Career Points chart off of 25 goals, 18 assists for 68 points…In final SEC standings (all matches), No. T3 in assists, No. T7 in goals, No. T4 in points, No. 5 in shots on goal, No. T2 in game-winning goals…In final SEC standings (league matches only), No. T1 in shots on goal, No. T4 in assists and game-winning goals, No. 5 in points and No. T5 in goals…Hit 10th game-winning goal of career to give UF a 2-1 win versus California in NCAA First Round action…Scored tying goal in 2-1 win at LSU…Scored only goal in 1-0 win at South Carolina, giving UF an 11-0 record in SEC play…Assisted on the first goal of the Gator’s 3-0 win versus Mississippi State…Scored only goal in UF’s 1-0 win at South Carolina...Registered the sixth fastest goal in Florida’s history (59 seconds) in a 1-0 victory over Mississippi…It also was the longest of her collegiate career – 35 yards…Assisted on UF’s second goal in an overtime, comeback win over Kentucky…Turned in Florida’s first goal and assisted on the golden goal in UF’s 4-3 OT win at Vanderbilt...Scored first two goals in Florida's 5-1 win over Tennessee, earning her a spot on the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week…Performance was fourth multi-goal match of career…Turned in Florida's first goal of the season at Colorado…Played the entirety of 13 matches in 2008 and third among Gators with average of 84.6 minutes per match…One of Florida's six captains of 2008 season…Among the Preseason All-Southeastern Conference list released in August…Invited to U.S. U-23 National Team Camp at the Home Depot Center in January of 2008…Member of U.S. U-23 National Team that played three matches in La Manga, Spain in February of 2008 and posted a pair of wins versus England's U-23 National Team in March of 2008…Also traveled to Germany in May of 2008 for U.S. U-23 camp and matches versus Germany U-23 team.

 

2007: All-SEC second-team selection at midfield…NSCAA/adidas All-Southeast Region third-team member…SoccerBuzz.com All-Southeast Region second team…All-SEC Tournament selection after a five-point match (two goals, one assist) in the 4-1 win by UF over then-No. 13 Georgia in the final…First multi-goal match of season and third of collegiate career…Assisted on Karly Findorff’s second goal versus Miami (Fla.) in NCAA First Round action – finished season tied for second among 2007 Gators with five assists…Hit the decisive penalty kick to advance Florida to NCAA Third Round with a 4-3 PK decision over UCF…Appeared in 21 matches, starting 18…Turned in first goal of season versus Alabama…Also added Florida's middle goal in 3-0 win over Vanderbilt in the regular-season finale…Served up the corner kick that Stacy Bishop headed in versus Auburn for first assist of 2007…Turned in two assists versus LSU…Missed four matches due to a left peroneal tendon strain suffered with a collision with USF goalkeeper early in UF-USF match…Returned to UF lineup at Nebraska, coming off bench to contribute 26 minutes…Played entirety of four matches…Named to the Women's 2007 Missouri Athletics Club’s Hermann Trophy Watch List released by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) in August.

 

2006: NSCAA/adidas All-America third-team selection…SoccerBuzz.com All-America third team member…All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection…SEC All-Tournament team member…Top Drawer Soccer Women's Team of the Season third-team selection…NSCAA All-Southeast Region first-team selection…SoccerFLA.com All-Florida Women’s Team selection…Second among UF scorers with 11 goals and 24 points…Second in the number of shots (63) and shots on goal (34)…Started every match at wide midfield and ranked third among UF's field players in total minute played (average of more than 84 minutes per match)…In final SEC standings (all matches), No. T3 in goals, No. T4 in shots, No. 5 in shots on goal, No. 6 in points…Scored both goals in the NCAA first-round win versus Loyola on Nov. 11 for her second multi-goal match of season...Florida's fourth shooter in penalty kicks versus Marquette in NCAA Second Round, successfully converting her shot…SEC Offensive Player of Week in consecutive weeks (Oct. 9 and 16)…Scored game-winner at Vanderbilt for first honor and then earned second SEC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring goals in UF's wins versus Mississippi (1-0 OT) and Mississippi State (3-1)…Her 16-yard strike in the 94th minute versus Mississippi was her first collegiate golden goal…Also named to SoccerBuzz.com Elite Team of the Week and the SoccerFLA.com Player of the Week on Oct. 18…Turned in a goal and an assist versus Georgia in the SEC Tournament opener…Hit game-winners at No. 17 Duke, at Vanderbilt, versus Mississippi and versus Loyola-Illinois…Scored at 1:46 of the Alabama match, marking the Gators' fastest 2006 goal…Recorded first multi-goal match of collegiate career, hitting Florida's first goals of each half in a 6-1 win versus Louisiana-Lafayette on Sept. 3…Played a part in the Gators first three goals versus UL, as she also assisted on UF's second goal…Attended U.S. Under-21 Women's Soccer Training Camp in Carson, Calif., Jan. 13-20, 2007…Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

 

2005: Missed seven matches with a left shin stress fracture - returned in SEC Tournament versus Auburn...Turned in first collegiate goal versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee at 3:49 - the fastest goal scored by the Gators in 2005…Turned in assists versus Loyola College and UCF…Also scored a goal versus UCF …Turned in season-high minutes (120) versus Alabama… Attended the U.S. National U-20 camp held in Carson, Calif., at the Home Depot Center at the end of May…Member of SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

 

High School: All-Colorado selection and a first-team Colorado Class 5A team member in 2004 and '05…Played high school soccer for Smoky Hill High School the last three years of prep career and part of Centennial League championship teams each year…Coached by Betsy Sprafka at Smoky Hill High School…Played for Denver Prep team in ninth grade.

 

Club: NSCAA/adidas Girls Youth All-America selection in 2002, '03, '04…Played on the U-16 and U-17 U.S. National Teams…Member of 2006 US Youth Soccer National Under-19 Championship team, playing with the Colorado Rush Nike team…Scored the second goal in the Rush's 3-2 win over Eclipse Select (Illinois) in the national championship match held in Des Moines, Iowa, on July 30, 2006…Four-year member of both Colorado State and Regional Olympic Development Program (ODP) teams…Two-year captain of Colorado State team…Member of Real Colorado club team that won U-16 and U-18 Colorado state titles, reached the U-15 and U-17 Orange Classic finals and finished seventh in the U-18 national rankings…Trained at the U.S. Soccer National Training/Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., in 2004…Participated in the U.S. Youth Soccer’s Olympic Development Program Interregional Camp in November of 2004 as part of the national ODP player pool…Coached by Mike Rivas and Jared Spires at Real Colorado Club team.

 

Major: Recreation-Event Management

 

Abdullah’s Collegiate Statistics

Year

GP/GS

Min.

Shots

G (GW)

A

Pts.

2005

13/11

928

19

2 (2)

2

6

2006

25/25

2103

63

11 (4)

2

24

2007

21/18

1432

48

4 (0)

5

13

2008

24/24

2033

51

8 (4)

9

25

Totals

83/78

6496

181

25 (10)

18

68

 

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