2020 Recipient

As a junior, Elisabeth led Briarcrest to the state championship match and was named the top girls soccer player in Memphis after netting 26 goals and 14 assists. She was a finalist for the 2008 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and named all-state, all-region, all-metro, and Commercial Appeal Best of Preps her junior and senior years.
 
Elisabeth continued her career at Mississippi State University leading the Bulldogs in points and goals every season. As a junior, she led the SEC in shots and goals per game while ranking fourth in points and goals. Her 1.4 points per game and 28 points are also ranked fourth in single-season history. Elisabeth was named to the All-SEC team her junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Elisabeth averaged a school-record 1.89 points per game. She also broke the Mississippi State single-season records with 16 goals, 88 shots, and 60 shots on goal. She finished her Bulldogs’ career as the all-time leader with 92 points, 39 goals, 256 shots, 155 shots on goal, and eight game-winning assists. She had a record eight multi-goal games and the longest scoring streak, which spanned six games.
 
Elisabeth was selected by the Portland Thorns in the NWSL draft, becoming the first Bulldog to ever be drafted. She made her professional debut in May 2014, against the Seattle Reign. 
 
Elisabeth currently resides in Memphis with her husband, Taylor, and her 8-month-old son, Jackson. She worked at Briarcrest from 2015-2020, and is currently the Head Coach of the Middle School Girls soccer team. 
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