#33 Abi Brighton
Hometown Hilton Head Island, S.C.
High School Heritage
2020 SEC All-Tournament Team
2020 SEC All-Freshman Team
As a Freshman (2020):
- Started all 12 games throughout the 2020 fall season
- Made her collegiate debut in the season opener against Kentucky (9/20/20)
- Recorded her first point with an assist on the equalizing goal in Vanderbilt’s 2-1 double-overtime victory on the road at Florida (10/18/20)
- Netted a rocket of a goal in the second round of the SEC Tournament against Mississippi State (11/15/20) that went on to earn No. 3 on SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays. Also had an assist in the 4-2 victory.
- Scored the third goal in the SEC title game against No. 6 Arkansas (11/22/20)
- Was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after the regular season and earned a spot on the SEC All-Tournament Team
- Student of the month (May 2019)
- Heritage Academic Scholarship Award (2019)
- Captain (2012-18)
- Born March 29, 2002 in Beaufort, S.C.
- Parents: John and Stephanie Brighton
- Club Team: Armada FC
- Club Coach: Daniel Villarreal
- Chose Vanderbilt because “I am excited to experience a change of scenery going from a small island to a big city. I can’t wait to be a part of such a competitive team and school to push me to the best of my ability.”