Career: Tri-Captain in 2012 … played in 62 matches.
Redshirt Junior (2012): Tri-Captain … appeared in 14 games, making three starts … recorded three goals and two assists … tallied two goals in a 4-0 win over Washington State on Sept. 2 … played a season-high 55 minutes against eighth-ranked Marquette … notched 376 minutes played.
2012 Summer Action: Played with the New York Athletic Club in the Women’s Professional Summer League (WPSL) ... advanced to the finals of the U.S. National Cup tournament.
Redshirt Sophomore (2011): Appeared in 25 games ... registered two goals and two assists on the season ... tallied a goal in a 5-0 win over Radford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... scored her fifth career goal in a 2-0 season-opening win over Army ... had an assist in a 3-1 win over second-ranked Notre Dame ... took 11 shots on the year ... played a season-high 50 minutes at Auburn … saw action in 497 minutes.
Redshirt Freshman (2010): Played in all 23 games including six starts ... totaled four goals, including the only goal in the 1-1 tie against eighth-ranked Maryland ... also posted goals against 25th-ranked Virginia Tech, Missouri and Francis Marion ... notched one assist in the victory over High Point ... took 15 shots ... tallied 718 minutes of playing time.
Freshman (2009): Did not play due to a torn ACL in her right knee.
Regional Team Experience: Member of her ODP state squad from 2003-05 in Maryland and from 2006-08 in North Carolina ... saw action on the Region III ODP squad from 2006-10 ... traveled to Brazil and Spain with her Region III ODP squad.
High School/Club: Ranked as a top 100 recruit for 2009 by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... as a senior captain, scored 27 goals and earned All-Conference, All-Region and All-State ... selected to play in the N.C. East/West All-Star game ... named 2009 Honorable Mention Spring Girls’ Soccer All-America ... selected to represent North Carolina in the Clash of the Carolina’s All-Star game ... earned MVP of her H.S. squad ... received All-South, All-State, All-Region, and Conference Player of the Year honors as a junior ... team captain ... lettered three years at Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, N.C. and one year as a freshman at Tuscarora High School in Frederick, Md. ... as a junior, scored 29 goals ... netted 20 goals as a sophomore and notched eight goals and had nine assists as a freshman ... named Offensive MVP as a junior ... earned All-Conference honors her sophomore year ... an All-Area selection as a freshman while leading her team to a Maryland 3A State Championship victory ... a Nike Premier 50 attendee ... led her FC Carolina Alliance ‘89s team to the 2007 USYS N.C. State Cup semi-finals, 2007 NCYSA Premier League finals, a 2007 adidas Charlotte Cup Championship victory, the 2006 Jefferson Cup finals, and recognition in the 2006 USYS Region III Premier League ... a three-year letter winner in basketball playing point guard ... All-Conference honors in basketball as a junior team captain following receiving the Coach’s Award as a freshman ... voted Homecoming Queen ... an Honor Roll student and Outstanding Senior.
Personal: Full name is Caroline Craven Simpkins ... was born April 5, 1991 in Frederick, Md. ... daughter of Massie and Kathy Simpkins ... has one sister, Emmy (21) who played soccer at Rutgers ... her grandfather, Billy Goodman, played baseball for the Boston Red Sox (1947-1957), Baltimore Orioles (1957) and the Chicago White Sox (1958-61) ... he was inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in November of 2004 and was the American League batting champ in 1950 with a .354 average ... Simpkins was a contestant on the Discovery Channel series “Endurance-Tehachapi” when she was 14 ... a 2010, 2011 and 2012 ACC Honor Roll selection ... named to the Dean’s List in the Fall of 2010 and 2011 at Duke ... majored in international comparative studies along with obtaining a markets and management certificate.
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