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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (SMU/AAC) ? Freshman forward Allie Thornton was named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll, league officials announced Monday. {{more: Read more …}}
 
The Arlington, Texas, [KHS Class 2016] native helped lead the Mustangs to a 2-0-0 record after scoring a team-high four goals, and recording an assist. The honor is her first collegiate conference accolade.
 
leads team early in season …
 
Thornton leads the team with nine points and eight shots on goal, and is tied with Vanessa Valadez for first with 11 shots. The forward is averaging a 72.7 shots on goal percentage (8-11), scoring on 36.4 percent of her shots (4-11).
 
In her collegiate debut against Northwestern State, Thornton scored two goals in 68 minutes of play, scoring in the 23rd minute after she was able to beat two defenders and a charging goalkeeper. In the 66th minute, Thornton weaved through defenders and scored her second of the game.
 
making impact as freshman …
 
Making her second collegiate start in as many games, Thornton scored twice against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The first of her two goals came in the 13th minute finishing a shot that rebounded off of Islanders goalkeeper Jordan Wainright. Valadez took the initial shot, which setup Thornton for the wide-open goal. In the 48th minute, Thornton posted her second goal of the game, scoring from 18 yards out, finishing a through ball from Katina Tsapos.

Thornton was rated a three-star prospect by TopDrawerSoccer, playing club ball for Solar Chelsea 98 ECNL, the 2014 ECNL National Champions in the

North American Division. While playing for Head Coach Michael Strange at

Kennedale High School, she lettered all four years, was the 2015 Fort Worth

Star Telegram Female Athlete of the Year, scored 38 goals and had 22 assists in

2015. Thornton was on the KHS 2014 and 2015 state champion teams and was the state

MVP in conference 4A in 2015. She was

named to the 2015 Dallas Morning News All-Area Girls Team and was LadyKat team

captain from 2014-2016. Academically, she

was a member of the KHS National Honors Society, a Peer Assistance and a Leadership

Mentor and in the top-10 percent of her class.

next up for SMU …
 
Next up, SMU heads to Bloomington, Indiana, for the Hoosier Challenge Cup. The Mustangs play Friday, Sept. 2 against Butler at 11:30 a.m. CT, before facing host-school Indiana Monday, Sept. 5.

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