Molly Kinsella - Soccer - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#20 Molly Kinsella


Class Senior
Hometown Memphis, Tenn.
High School St. Agnes Academy


As a junior (2009): Started all 20 games at forward and was named to the Second Team All-SEC after leading team in scoring for the third straight season … Also received All-South regional honors from the NSCAA … Led Commodores in scoring (23 points), assists (nine), shots (73), shots on goal (35) and tied for lead in goals (seven) … Finished in top ten in SEC in assists, shots, points and goals per game … … Had at least one goal or one assist in 11 of 20 games … Fired season-high nine shots against Mississippi State … Had a hand in every goal in 3-0 win over Belmont (9/4) with one penalty kick goal and two assists … Scored game-winning overtime goal against Tennessee (10/2), as well as eventual game-winner against Mercer (8/28) … Also scored against Oklahoma (9/6), Tennessee-Martin (9/18), Mississippi State (10/22), and LSU (11/4) … Had at least one assist in six straight games early in the season … Named to ESPN the Magazine[apos]s Academic All-District IV Team … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a sophomore (2008): Named first-team All-SEC after leading team in scoring for second straight season (eight goals, four assists- 20 points) … led the conference in shots (85), shots per game (4.42), shots on goal (42) and shots on goal per game (2.11) … 85 shots second best in school history and eight goals- ninth best … 10 shots against Auburn (9/28) tied for best in school history … scored game-winning goals against South Carolina (10/5) and Mississippi State (10/26) … Recorded a hat trick, scoring three goals against MSU (10/26) … Earned third-team All-Central Region by Soccer Buzz and third-team All-Southeast Region by the NSCAA … A first-team Academic All-District pick by CoSIDA … SEC Academic Honor Roll.

As a freshman (2007): SEC All-Freshman Team… team[apos]s leading scorer with six goals and three assists on the year… played in all 19 games with 18 starts… led the team with 28 shots on goal… scored the game-winning goal against South Carolina (10/7) and had the game winning assist against Texas Tech (9/2)… SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.

High school/club: A Top-150 national recruit from St. Agnes Academy and Memphis, Tenn … She is a forward who earned NSCAA All-Region honors and was a Scholar All-American in 2006 … She helped lead St. Agnes to a state title and No. 3 national ranking last year with a 23-0 record … Scored 21 goals with 24 assists as a senior and finished with 114 career goals with 65 assists.

Personal: Personal: Mary Margaret Kinsella … Prefers to go by Molly … Born 11/10/88 in St. Louis, Mo. … a molecular and cellular biology major … Parents are Pete and Angela Kinsella … Has one brother, Peter, and five sisters (twin- Megan who also plays at Vanderbilt), Maureen, Michelle, Madeline and Mary Kate … Lists greatest sports moment as scoring the goal to help St. Agnes win first ever state high-school championship.