Yangxing Ding / The Daily Gamecock

Grace Fisk selected women's soccer team captain

Last season, the University of South Carolina women’s soccer team record was 14-6-1 overall and 6-3-1 conference. 

Adding to the success of the Gamecocks is upcoming senior Grace Fisk who was selected as team captain.

Fisk ended her 2018 season with several awards, including SEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-SEC First Team, United Soccer Coaches All-America Second Team and MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list — in addition to numerous awards from her first season with the Gamecocks in 2017. 

Born in England, Fisk spent the beginning of the 2018 season with England’s U20 National Team at the U20 Women’s World Cup, where Fisk finished with a bronze Medal. 

Fisk played in 16 out of 17 games for the Gamecocks and is the fourth in program history to be a two-time All-American. Although Fisk plays defense, she scored her only, game-winning goal against Kentucky last season and aided in six-straight clean sheets, totaling in 28 days without a goal scored on the Gamecocks.

Fisk is a transfer student from Penn State University, where she played soccer for the 2016 season. 

Fisk will most likely continue to receive awards in the upcoming season for the Gamecocks. The biggest opponent the Gamecocks will play in the upcoming 2019 season is Vanderbilt.

Last season, Vanderbilt finished 8-1-1 in the conference and 16-4-1 overall. Vanderbilt ended its season No. 1 in the 2018 SEC standings. Followed by Tennessee at No. 2, Arkansas at No. 3 and Ole Miss at No. 4, the Gamecocks sat at No. 5 in last year’s standings.

The Gamecocks will play the top four SEC teams again this season and look to move up in the standings. 

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