#19 Sarah Dennis
‘Sarah is a superior athlete. She is one of the most dynamic, athletic and hard-working players in our program.’
As a junior (2006):
Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week after scoring game-winning goal in double overtime against Middle Tennessee and assisting two goals in the Commodores 4-3 win over UAB… Ninth in SEC in shots with 55 through 21 games… Had 16 starts through 21 games including 11 of 12 SEC games.
As a sophomore (2005):
Played in all 23 games… started in 18 games… led her class with 5 goals, including 3 game winners… had 3 assists… SEC All-Tournament Team 2005… SEC Offensive Player of the Week… Soccer American National Team of the Week… Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week.
As a freshman (2004):
Played in all 19 team games… Started 17 games, more than any other freshmen… Her first career start came against Wake Forest (08/27/2004)… Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team and the SEC All-Tournament Team… Also named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll… Scored the first goal of the season in the season-opener 1-1 tie with Wake Forest.
Lettered and started four years for coach Mike Irby… Served as captain her senior season in 2003-04… All-Metro and All-State selection in 2002 and 2003… Was a Best of the Preps nominee in 2003 by the Memphis Commercial Appeal… Team MVP as a senior and Region 8 Player of the Year as a junior and senior… Helped the Mustangs to the District 5 and Region 8 titles as a junior… Played club ball for GSC Fury [apos]86 Premier… They were Tennessee state champions from 1997-2000 and in 2003… Also played on the Tennessee ODP state team from 2000-present and the Region III ODP team from 2000-present… Academic honors include National Honor Society, Beta Club and executive board member for National Art Honor Society & Connections Club… Recently awarded 3rd place in Shelby County for a visual arts piece she submitted in the 2003 Reflections Contest… Also selected to enter four visual arts pieces in the National Scholastic Program Contest.
Sarah Kathleen Dennis… Born on Aug. 6, 1986 in Germantown, Tenn…. Daughter of Sam Dennis and Kathleen Swanton… Has three sisters and three stepsisters.