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Rhodes Named to the 2020-21 MAC Hermann Women’s Watch List

Rhodes Named to the 2020-21 MAC Hermann Women’s Watch List

by Cami Moore

LEXINGTON, Ky.  – University of Kentucky women’s soccer standout forward Jordyn Rhodes earned a midseason nod on Thursday afternoon, being named to the 2020-21 Missouri Athletic Club Hermann Women’s Watch List after an outstanding fall season and ahead of a promising spring campaign.
Rhodes is coming off of a sensational sophomore year, concluding the fall season leading the Southeastern Conference in shots per game, goals, goals per game, points and points per game.

  • Shots per game: 3.78
  • Goals: 10 (led by four goals)
  • Goals per game:  1.11
  • Points: 21 (led by five points)
  • Points per game: 2.33

Proving her flair for precision, she also went 5-of-5 on penalty kicks last fall. Even more impressive, Rhodes led the conference in each of those categories having competed in as many as two fewer games  than some of her competitors because of their deeper run in the 2020 SEC Tournament.
Perhaps the best game in her career came in the last contest of the fall season against Florida in the first round of the league tournament. Rhodes led the team with the first hat trick in her career, scoring three goals on just four shots on goal and in under 96 minutes. Despite losing to the Gators in a taxing 6-5 battle, Rhodes’ hat trick marked the first time a Kentucky player accomplished that feat since Arin Gilliland did so against Eastern Kentucky in 2014.
It marked the second straight game in which Rhodes scored multiple goals and the third straight game where she had scored at least one goal. Even more, it marked the fifth game in her career she had scored multiple goals and the third such game during the fall season.
Prior to the 2020 SEC Tournament, Rhodes was named a 2020 All-SEC First Team Selection, Kentucky’s first since Courtney Raetzman reached the prestigious height in 2015.
Proving her consistency, Rhodes connected on half of the goals she attempted during the reduced schedule, earning nine goals in just 18 shots. Meanwhile, the sophomore only missed five minutes of action all season, competing for more than 861 minutes.
The season honor came just two days after being named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week, leading Kentucky past Florida in the regular season finale. It marked UK’s first triumph over UF since 2014 and just the fifth time in the all-time series. The South Lebanon, Ohio, native scored two goals in the game, once on a penalty kick and once on an assist from fellow forward Hannah Richardson. She also posted her first and solo assist of the season in that game. It was Kentucky’s first SEC Player of the Week award since Evangeline Soucie in 2017 and the first SEC Offensive Player of the Week since Zoë Swift in 2014.
In her debut season in 2019, the then-freshman tied for the team lead with eight goals, 17 points and 18 shots on goal.
The full list of MAC Hermann Women’s Watch List nominees are as follows:

Amirah Ali Sr. F Rutgers Voorhees, N.J.
Emily Alvarado Sr. K TCU El Paso, Texas
Angelina Anderson So. K California Danville, Calif.
Joelle Anderson Jr. M Pepperdine San Jose, Calif.
Maycee Bell So. D North Carolina Wichita, Kan.
Jordyn Bloomer Sr. K Wisconsin Hartland, Wisc.
Jordan Brewster Jr. D West Virginia North Canton, Ohio
Sabrina Bryan Sr. F Hofstra Cecil, Pa.
Maia Cella Sr. M Wisconsin Evanston, Ill.
Sam Coffey Sr. M Penn State Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.
Grace Collins So. F TCU Houston, Texas
Mikayla Colohan Sr. M BYU Fruit Heights, Utah
Kirsten Davis Sr. F Texas Tech St. Louis, Mo.
Savannah DeMello Sr. M Southern California Bellflower, Calif.
Emina Ekic Sr. M Louisville Louisville, Ky.
Brookelynn Entz Sr. M Kansas State Newton, Kan.
Channing Foster Sr. M Mississippi Murray, Ky.
Alyssa Francese Sr. F Stony Brook Yorktown Heights, N.Y.
Parker Goins Sr. F Arkansas Broken Arrow, Okla.
Julia Grosso Jr. M Texas Vancouver, B.C.
Madison Haley Sr. F Stanford Dallas, Texas
Cassie Hiatt So. D Texas Tech Parker, Colo.
Penelope Hocking Jr. F Southern California Anaheim, Calif.
Haley Hopkins Jr. F Vanderbilt Newport Beach, Calif.
Jaelin Howell Jr. M Florida State Lone Tree, Colo.
Rachel Jones Jr. F North Carolina Lawrenceville, Ga.
Sophie Jones So. M Duke Menlo Park, Calif.
Zsani Kjan Sr. F St. John’s Budapest, Hungary
Civana Kuhlmann Jr. F Stanford Centennial, Colo.
Clarissa Larisey Sr. F Memphis Ottawa, Ont.
Alexis Loera Sr. M Santa Clara Thornton, Colo.
Jimena Lopez Sr. D Texas A&M Mexico City, Mexico
Alia Martin Sr. D Michigan Carmel, Ind.
Addie McCain Sr. M Texas A&M Wylie, Texas
Tara McKeown Sr. F Southern California Newbury Park, Calif.
Roma McLaughlin Jr. M Central Connecticut Donegal, Ireland
Esther Okoronkwo Sr. F Lamar Richmond, Texas
Ashley Orkus Jr. K Mississippi Vestavia Hills, Ala.
Lucy Parker Sr. D UCLA Cambridge, England
Anna Patten Sr. D South Carolina Harpenden, England
Kiki Pickett Sr. D Stanford Santa Barbara, Calif.
Brianna Pinto Jr. M North Carolina Durham, N.C.
Anna Podojil So. F Arkansas Cincinnati, Ohio
Lucy Porter Sr. M Hofstra Birmingham, England
Jordan Rhodes So. F Kentucky South Lebanon, Ohio
Kim Rodriguez Sr. D Oklahoma State Porter, Texas
Yazmeen Ryan Sr. M TCU Norman, Okla.
Ally Schlegel So. M Penn State Parker, Colo.
Emily Smith Sr. D California Los Gatos, Calif.
Alexa Spaanstra Jr. F Virginia Brighton, Mich.
Sarah Stratigakis Sr. M Michigan Woodbridge, Ont.
Kelsey Turnbow Sr. F Santa Clara Scottsdale, Ariz.
Haley VanFossen Sr. D Arkansas Broken Arrow, Okla.
Viviana Villacorta Sr. M UCLA Lawndale, Calif.
Yujie Zhao Jr. M Florida State Shanghai, China

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