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Sara Niles
Sara  Niles

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elgin, Ill.

High School:
Elgin

Height:
5-2

Position:
M


2009: Was one of three Chanticleers to play and start all 21 games in 2009... Had three assists on the year... Assisted on the game-winning goal in the Chanticleers' 1-0 win over Winthrop Oct. 31... For the third year in a row, had an assist in the season opener, feeding Tori Strengari in the 2-1 win over Jacksonville Aug. 28... Also had an assist in the 3-0 win over VMI Oct. 10... Took 12 shots on the year, six of which were on goal... Had five shots in the Big South Tournament Quarterfinal game against VMI Nov. 5

2008: Played in all 21 games for the Chanticleers with 18 starts... Tied for second on the team with four assists... Was named to the All-Tournament Team at the Winthrop Invitational... Had an assist in the season opener against UNC Greensboro Aug. 22... Also had assists in Big South games against Liberty and High Point... Attempted five shots on the year in the midfield, three of which were on goal...

2007: Played in all 22 games with 19 starts for the Chanticleers... Was named to the Big South All-Freshman Team... Had two assists on the year, which tied for fifth on the team... Had an assist in the season opener against Wofford Sept. 3 and added one in a 2-0 win over USC Upstate Oct. 31... Had six shots on the year...

Prior to Coastal Carolina: Was a four-year starter for Elgin High School in Elgin, Ill... Was a three-time All-Area selection by the Daily Herald... Was a captain her last three seasons and was a two-time team Most Valuable Player... Earned All-Upstate Eight Conference honors for the third time her senior season... Named to the All-Sectional team in 2007... Was Elgin's Athlete of the Year in 2006-07 and is in the Maroons' Hall of Fame... Also played basketball and volleyball at Elgin and was an All-Conference performer in basketball her senior year... Played with Coastal Carolina sophomore Kelsey Havell for the KUFC Premier club soccer team from 2005-07... Helped the team win a U.S. Soccer National Championship in 2005... Played for the Chicago United Breeze in the WPSL in the summer of 2007... Was a three-time Academic All-Upstate Eight member and a National Honor Society member...

Personal: Full name: Sara Carolyn Niles... Daughter of Steve and Sue Niles... Mother, Sue, played soccer at Texas A&M... Is a member of Coastal Carolina's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee... Majoring in exercise science at Coastal Carolina.

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