Thursday, August 27, 2009
Lakeland Native Named Preseason All SEC
Grimsley earns her first preseason honor after a strong freshman campaign that culminated in her earning second team All-SEC honors, SEC All-Freshman team honors and Soccer Buzz All-Southeast Region honors. She led the team in her rookie season with eight goals and six assists for 22 points, making her only the second freshman and seventh player overall to score 20 points in a season at South Carolina. She tied the program record with a six-match scoring streak that began with the start of conference play, and she became the only freshman in Gamecock history to score a goal in four consecutive matches. She twice earned SEC weekly honors and brought home four national team of the week honors last season.
Prior to South Carolina Grimsley played high school soccer for Jenkins High School winning a 5A state championship her senior year and Florida Dairy Farmers Player of the year. Kayla also won 4 club soccer state championships playing for Countryside, HCU and IMG Soccer Clubs. more