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Abby

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Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: St. Teresa's Academy
Experience: High School

Bio

2017: Played in and started all 20 matches on the season ... Finished the year with 2 goals on 10 shots and 5 shots on goal for a .500 shot-on-goal percentage ... Served as a key member of the UMKC defensive line that pitched 11 shutouts, including shutouts in 6 of 7 WAC contests ... Scored her first goal of the season against Oklahoma State (8/20) and picked up her second against Creighton (9/8), which came in the final minutes of regulation to send the match into overtime ... Took a season-high three shots in a 1-0 win over New Mexico State (10/22) ... Earned WAC Defensive Player of the Week for Oct. 2-8, playing all 180 minutes of two shutout victories over Seattle U and Utah Valley ... 2017 WAC Defensive Player of the Year and 1st Team All-WAC Selection ... 2017-18 Academic All-WAC Selection. 

2016: Played in 21 matches making 20 starts … Scored three goals on 17 total shots, nine of which were on goal for a .529 shots-on-goal percentage … Made her first-career appearance at Omaha (8/19), playing 39 minutes in the 2-0 loss, posting one shot on goal … Made her first-career start at Creighton (8/21) playing all 110 minutes of the 1-1 draw … Took a career-high two shots at South Dakota State (9/16) … Registered an assists at South Dakota (9/18) … Scored her first-career goal against Drake (9/21) … Scored her second goal of the season against CSU Bakersfield (10/16) … She scored her third goal of the season in a 4-0 win over CSUB (11/4) in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament.

High School: Took home four varsity letters at St. Teresa’s Academy in Kansas City, Mo. … Part of the only graduating class that reached the state tournament every season, placing first or second each year … A member of the All-District team her sophomore, junior and senior seasons … Obtained an overall high school record of 82-10-5 … An honor roll student all eight semesters of high school …  Competed for the Futura Academy Premier club, finishing as the FCKC Forte Elite R2 Champions in 2015.

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Kimala Small … Has an older sister, Molly … Majoring in Electrical and Chemical Engineering.  

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2015 UMKC Women's Soccer Highlights
HIGHLIGHTS: UMKC Women's Soccer vs. NMSU
Game Replay: Women's soccer vs. NM State