9 Amanda Poach
9 Amanda Poach
Height: 5-6
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Bowie, Md.
High School: Bowie HS
Position: Midfielder
Major: Communication and Studio Art
College: 2V

AS A REDSHIRT SENIOR IN 2010: Granted a sixth year of elligibility from the NCAA due to medical hardship stemming from an injury in the 2007 season that continued into the 2008 season ... 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-West Region Second Team ... a second-team All-WCC selection ... started all 16 games she played in, totalling 1,314 minutes ... registered two assists and 20 shots ... assisted on Bridgett Miller's game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over Utah on Sept. 19 ... notched her second game-winning assist on Anessa Patton's strike in a 2-0 win over San Francisco.

AS A SENIOR IN 2009: Selected in the third round of the 2010 Women's Professional Soccer draft by the St. Louis Athletica, then traded to Atlanta before the start of the league's season ... All-West Coast Conference honorable mention selection ... missed the first seven games of the season but returned Sept. 18 to help SCU defeat Wisconsin 2-1 ... played in six matches from Sept. 18 through Oct. 4, then was inserted into the starting lineup and started 10-straight games to finish out the season, including starting in all three of SCU's NCAA Tournament games ... fired-off seven shots, put two on goal in 16 matches.  

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2008: Missed season due to injury.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2007: Redshirted season due to injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006: Named to All-WCC First Team after performing admirably as team's field general at center-mid ... started all 17 matches in which she appeared ... spent the first two weeks of the season in Russia at the FIFA Under-20 World Championships with the U.S. U-20 National Team ... returned against Connecticut on Sept. 8 and assisted on game-winning goal in 2-1 double-OT win ... is SCU's sniper on corner and free kicks ... recorded an assist in 6-2 win over Gonzaga on Oct. 22 ... scored second goal of the year in 90th minute against San Diego on Oct. 8 ... assisted on match's first goal on Oct. 4 in 6-0 win over San Jose State scored first collegiate goal on Sept. 30 against Stanford ... her corner kick set up first goal against UCLA on Sept. 22 ... another corner resulted in the game-winner in overtime against Tennessee on Sept. 17.  

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2005: Named to Soccer Buzz' Freshman All-America third team ... earned spot on the magazine's Freshman All-West Region Team ... Named to the WCC's All-Freshman Team ... started 22 of 23 games she played in ... notched two assists on the year ... Named to the all-tournament team at the ACC/WCC Challenge at Wake Forest ... played against her sister, Shannon, a senior at Virginia Tech.

NATIONAL TEAM EXPERIENCE: A member of the U-20 U.S. National Team ... helped lead team to 2006 CONCACAF Qualifying Title ... started two of five matches in which she saw action, scoring a goal and notching an assist ... will be a part of U-20 team that takes part in FIFA U-20 Women's World Championships ... Member of the U19, U17, and U16 National Teams... member of the 2005 U.S. Youth National ODP championship team... earned a silver medal at the 2003 ODP Nationals... received the tournament's Golden Boot award.

CLUB TEAM: Played for Bethesda Excel... led team to National Championships in 2003 and '04... won regional championships in 2003, '04 and '05.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played for coach Joe Agunsanya at Bowie (Md.) High School... a two-time NSCAA All-American... named a 2005 Parade Magazine All-American... Led team to 2002 and '04 state semifinals... as a senior, led team to undefeated season in Prince George's County schedule... team earned region title in 2004... also earned first team All-Country honors in 2005... honored as both the Gazette Journal's and Prince George's County Player of the Year... member of high school's honor roll with a 3.7 GPA.  

PERSONAL: Full name is Amanda Nicole Poach... born in Fairfax, Va... parents are David Poach and Wendy Honeycutt... has two brothers and an older sister, Shannon, who played soccer at Virginia Tech... hobbies include sports and outdoor activities... aspires to be a physical therapist... major is communication.