Caroline Brown has left her mark on the Tennessee women’s soccer program and so has her parents.
Before last Friday night’s match against Auburn, the Lady Vols announced the endowment of the Caroline Brown Scholarship by the Brown family. The family created the endowment in honor of Caroline for future Tennessee soccer student-athletes.
“Caroline’s impact on this program speaks for itself, both on and off the field,” Tennessee coach Brian Pensky said in a school release. “And she’s not finished yet. We all know that Donna’s and David’s immensely generous gift will impact this program forever, and we are endlessly thankful and grateful for that.”
Brown’s match-winner against then-No. 25 Ole Miss on Oct. 4 was the 15th match-winning goal of her career, tying Kylee Rossi’s (2005-08) program record. The senior from Hershey, Pa., is tied for fifth place on UT’s all-time career list with 26 goals and she is tied for eighth with 18 career assists. Brown is one of just five Tennessee players to rank in the top 10 in both career goals and career assists.
In other soccer news:
Junior forward Hannah Wilkinson will re-join the New Zealand Women’s National Team in preparation for two matches against the U.S. Women’s National Team on Sunday (6:30 p.m. in San Francisco) and Oct. 30 (7:30 in Columbus, Ohio).
Swimming: Tennessee sophomore Sean Lehane and freshman David Heron both earned SEC swimming honors for their winning performances against South Carolina last week.
Lehane, one of the Vols’ returning All-Americans, was named the SEC Swimmer of the Week after winning his two backstroke races to open UT’s conference schedule.
Heron earned SEC Freshman of the Week honors by sweeping the two distance freestyle events.