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6  Erin Simon
Erin Simon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
West Windsor, N.J.

Last College:
Rutgers

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward

Experience:
1L

Club:
YMS Premier Comets


01/25/2013

46 Wildcats on 2012 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll

UK's 46 tied for fourth amongst the 14 SEC programs

07/30/2012

Simon Receives Prolific Academic Honors

Junior named a member of two national honor societies for academic prowess

07/12/2012

52 Wildcats on 2011-12 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

By Chris Shoals, UK Media Relations

10/16/2011

WSOC vs. Georgia, 101611

Soccer Drops 2-1 Heartbreaker to Georgia; Gilliland nets third goal of the season in loss

Career Statistics

2011 Game-by-Game

2012 (Junior): Saw minutes in six games including the Louisville and Auburn games.

2011 (Sophomore):Transfered from Rutgers in the offseason ... Tallied an assist in her first-career appearance for UK ... Earned first career start vs. Auburn ... Started five of the last 11 games at forward ... Started in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Washington State.

2010 (Rutgers): Saw action off the bench in 10 games in freshman season ... Played season-high 23 minutes at DePaul ... Logged 10 minutes in match at Bucknell

Pre-College: Member of NJ ODP...Four-year letterwinner, three at the Pennington School ... Helped her team to three-consecutive Mercer Co. and Prep A State Championships ... As a senior, the Red Raiders went 16-1-2 and placed No. 5 in the NSCAA/adidas Poll ... As a junior, was instrumental in leading Pennington to an 18-0 run, a National Championship and a No. 1 position in the country ... Named an ESPN National Player of the Week, a Regional "Player to Watch" and Top National prep forward by TopDrawSoccer.com ... Ranked #15 best player in N.J. by Topdrawersoccer ... Earned NJGSCA All-State, 1st Team Al-Prep and Mercer 33 Co. Honors ... Freshman Player of the Year in 2006-07 ... Brother, Ian, plays football at Monmouth University

  • Full Name: Erin Ashley Simon
  • Place of Birth: Abington, Pa.
  • Parents: Josette Rice-Simon
  • Siblings: Ian
  • Club Team/Coach: W-League NJ Rangers/Ashley Hammond

Simon's Q & A

What is your nickname, and why? E or Er (say it like Air), because it is easy and simple

What team member is most likely to be a head coach? Not sure who would be most likely but someone who I think would be a great one is Ashley VanLandingham.

Who is the most famous person you have ever met? Katy Perry

Would you rather win the World Cup or an Olympic gold medal? Olympic, I want to represent my country

What is the worst Christmas gift you've ever been given? No matter how big or little, I'm thankful and I take all Christmas gifts

What would people be surprised to know about you? I am ambidextrous, I was forced to write with my right hand when I was younger. My right hand is better than my left hand, but I can use both.

If you had a horse in the Kentucky Derby, what would you name it? Speedy Gonzales

Who is the best soccer player in the world outside of Messi? Ronaldo I guess

What is your prized possession? My cellphone

Why did you choose your jersey number? I came in as a transfer, I was fine with any number :)<>

Who is the most famous person in your cell phone? Nolan Smith from the Portland Trail Blazers

What song gets you pumped up for a game? Any hip-hop song honestly

Who is the funniest player on the team? Arin haha

What is your favorite city to visit? New York City, there are so many opportunities and activities to get involved with.

Who is your favorite American Idol winner? Kelly Clarkson

What is your biggest fear? Huge spiders yuck

What is one food you will absolutely not eat? Squash

What is your dream job? Working for a big sports or entertainment media company

Who have you not seen in concert that you want to see in person? Trey Songz

What's one of your most interesting life stories that sets you apart from everyone else? ESPN Anchor Mike Hill is my mentor for sports journalism.


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