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Emily Herndon
Player Profile:
Emily Herndon 1249538
Position: D/MF
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Overland Park, Kan.
High School: Blue Valley Northwest
Experience: 3 Letters

2016: Played 13 games and started 10 for the Roos, missing part of the season due to injury … Named to the All-WAC Second-Team and earned WAC All-Tournament honors … Finished the season with four goals which tied for the second-most on the team … Recorded one assist for a total of nine points on the season … Made her first appearance of the season at Omaha (8/19) where she played 82 minutes, recording one shot … Attempted two shots at UT Rio Grande Valley (10/7) … Took three shots with two on-goal in 87 minutes of action against New Mexico State (10/9) … Put one shot on-goal with two total attempts against Grand Canyon (10/14) … Took two shots and recorded an assists in a 3-0 victory against CSU Bakersfield (10/16) for her first point of the season … Scored her first goal of the season at Utah Valley (10/22) where she took five shots with three on-goal … Scored a goal in an 8-0 victory over Chicago State (10/29) … Scored two goals on three shots in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference Tournament against CSUB (11/4), leading the team to a 4-0 victory.

2015: Played and started in all 21 games for the 'Roos... Scored three goals and recorded one assist for a total of seven points... Scored goals in back-to-back games, with the game-winner at Western Illinois (Aug. 30) and at home against South Dakota State (Sept. 4)... Attempted a season-high nine shots in a 6-0 win over Chicago State at home (Sept. 27)... Recorded her lone assist on the year at New Mexico State (Oct. 18)... Capped her goal scoring on the season in the final regular season game of the year, scoring the game-winner at Chicago State (Oct. 31)... Earned her second-career First Team All-WAC honor and was named to the WAC Academic All-Conference list.

2014: Started 20 games and played in all 21... Scored five goals on the season, including a career-high two in a 6-0 win of Texas-Pan American (Oct. 5)... Put 18 shots on goal, the third highest total on the team... First Team All-WAC and WAC Academic All-Conference honors.

2013: Played in all 22 games... Ranked second on the team with six goals... Registered 13 points and one assist... Put 12 shots on goal… Scored her first collegiate goal in her first game, scoring the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over SIU-Edwardsville (Aug 23)… Scored the first goal vs. New Mexico State (Sept. 20) just 5:28 into the match… Scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Bakersfield on November 1.

High School: Earned three varsity soccer letters, under head coach Rick Pribyl… Two-time First Team All-State, First Team All-Eastern Kansas League and First Team All-Region honoree… As a sophomore, appeared in 20 games while making 10 starts… Scored four goals and notched one assist for nine points, as her squad finished 18-3 and went on to win the state title for the first time in school history… During her junior season, started all 16 games while scoring nine goals and recording four assists for 22 points to go on to earn All-Metro Honorable Mention honors, as her team finished 9-4-3… Starting all 19 games as a senior, along with being a team captain, scored 16 goals and recorded 11 assists for 43 points (most in school history), as her team went 15-5-1 to finish second in the league standings and win the state title… Earned the NSCAA Senior Excellence Award during senior season as well… Played basketball at the guard position on the freshman and junior varsity level… Earned Defensive MVP honors and was the recipient of the Northwest Way Award (voted on by teammates/coaches for the one player with the best skills on the court and the best teammate on and off the court)… Played for the KCFC/Sporting Blue Valley ENCL traveling soccer team under head coach Vlaiko Andonvoski for six seasons, as the squad won the state cup each year… Also played for the ODP traveling soccer squad (2005-10), under head coach Richard Davies… In the classroom, earned Eastern Kansas League Scholar Athlete honors (2010-13), First Team Academic All-State recognition and was named to the Principal’s Honor Roll List (2010-13) … Was a member of the National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society.

Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1994 in Springfield, Illinois... Daughter of Bob and Raelene Herndon… Has two siblings, brother Matt and sister Katie… Majoring in nursing.

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