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Malia Berkely

#17

Player profile

position
Defender/Midfielder
height
5'8"
year
Sophomore
hometown
Liberty Township, Ohio
high school
Stephen T. Badin

CAREER ACCOLADES:

* ACC All-Freshman Team (2016)
* TopDrawerSoccer Best XI Freshman Second Team (2016)

2016 HIGHLIGHTS:

* Started in all 22 games for the Seminoles as a freshman on the defensive back line.
* Participated in every minute of 14 matches on the season, finishing with 1,869 minutes played.
* Helped the Noles record 15 shutouts and limit opponents to a 0.39 goals against average on the season.
* Recorded the first assist of her career on the game-winning goal by Megan Connolly over Wake Forest on September 22.
* Assisted on Connolly’s game-winning goal over No. 9 Clemson in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament, helping the Noles advance to win their fourth consecutive conference championship.
* Scored the first goal of her collegiate career on November 12 against Samford in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, finding the back of the net in the third minute as Florida State went on to win 4-0.

HIGH SCHOOL:

* Attended Stephen T. Badin High School and helped the Rams win state championships in 2013 and 2014.
* Named All-State in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
* Selected as the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year and an NSCAA All-American in 2014 and 2015.
* Three-time Greater Catholic League and D3 Player of the Year (2013-15).

ODP/CLUB:

* Competed with the Michigan Hawks.
* Chosen as the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Women’s Sports Association Soccer Player of the Year in 2014 and 2015, while being named the overall Athlete of the Year in 2014

U.S. NATIONAL TEAM:

* Has participated in many camps and competitions at the U-15, U-17, U-18 and U-19 levels for the U.S. WNT.

PERSONAL:

* Daughter of Todd and Nicole Berkely.
* Elected as high school vice president her junior and senior year, while also participating in the M&M mentor program in 2014-15 and 2015-16.