Caroline

Gray

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Midfielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: St. Teresa's Academy
Club: KCFC

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2014 (Senior)
Caroline Gray completed her Husker career by starting all 19 games as a senior with an average of 87 minutes per match. She took 36 shots (16 on goal), scoring three goals and added three assists. Gray earned Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors on Nov. 3 after scoring the game-winning goal against Iowa in the final match of the season. 

Gray scored the game winner in the season opener against SMU on Aug. 22 off an assist from Jaycie Johnson. She added a crucial goal off Johnson's assist against Maryland on Sept. 28 to help Nebraska to a 4-3 overtime victory. 

Gray's assists came against Minnesota and Purdue. The assist against the Boilermakers came in the 20th minute and proved to be the game winner in the 1-0 triumph. 

2013 (Junior)
Gray competed in every game for the Huskers for the third straight season and started all 24 matches in 2013, while averaging nearly 79 minutes per contest. The upperclassman provided leadership as all six of her points (two goals and two assists) came on the road in conference action.

In a double-overtime victory on the road at Wisconsin on Oct. 18, Gray tallied one of the biggest goals of the year when she struck on a free kick that found the back of the net with one second remaining on the clock. The kick was the result of a yellow card against the Badgers with three seconds left.

The junior posted her fifth career goal to cap the scoring in 4-0 victory at Purdue on Oct. 11 when she received a pass from Jordan Jackson and slotted the ball inside the left post.

Gray earned her first assist of the year in Nebraska's Big Ten road opener at Northwestern. She set up Katie Kraeutner to open the scoring with a corner kick as NU picked up the 2-1 victory.

Gray produced the game-winning assist in a 3-2 road victory at Illinois on Sept. 29, as she notched her second assist of the year, finding Mayme Conroy for the header in the 60th minute.

Gray amassed 31 shot attempts on the year and managed to put 11 on net.

2012 (Sophomore)
Gray played in every game for the second straight year as a sophomore in 2013.
Gray totaled 41 shots on the season after attempting just 15 as a freshman in 2011. She notched a shot in all but five games on the season.

Gray scored her first goal of the year and the second of her career in a 4-0 win over Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 8. The goal broke a scoreless tie in the second half, while Gray added her first assist of the season later in the game on Hannah Dittmar's goal that put Nebraska in front, 3-0.

Gray produced the first multi-assist game of her career in a 2-1 win over Indiana at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Sept. 23. Mayme Conroy scored the game's first goal at 63:49 on a corner kick from Gray, before Jaylyn Odermann headed in the eventual game winner at 68:31 on another corner kick from Gray.

Gray produced a highlight moment at Iowa on Oct. 18, as she scored the game winner in overtime to beat the Hawkeyes, 2-1. After Stacy Bartels put the Huskers ahead 1-0 with an assist from Gray, the Hawkeyes answered less than five minutes later to tie the game. More than 45 minutes after the Hawkeyes knotted the game, Gray scored on an unassisted breakaway at 99:17 to win the game.

Gray added her sixth assist of the season in the regular-season finale against Minnesota, as she aided in Conroy's 13th goal of the season.

2011 (Freshman)
Gray started all 18 games as a true freshman in 2011 at midfielder. She took 15 shots on the year, including six on goal.

Gray netted her first career goal at Penn State on Oct. 14. Her goal at the 71:01 mark cut the No. 15 Nittany Lions' lead to 4-3, and Maddie Hanssler tied the game less than five minutes later, but PSU eventually won the game, 5-4.

Gray added an assist in a 6-0 shutout over Arkansas on Sept. 2. Her assist came in the second half on Jordan Jackson's second goal of the game.

High School
Gray was named the No. 13 player in the Heartland Region by TopDrawerSoccer.com in 2011 after leading St. Teresa's Academy to the Missouri Class 3 district championship game. For her success on the field she was a second-team all-metro pick by the Kansas City Star. After earning third-team all-state honors in Class 2 as a sophomore, she was a second-team pick in Class 3 as a junior before being a Class 3 first-team selection as a senior.

Gray reached double-digit goals every year for the Stars, including 20 as a senior, for a total of 64 during her career, while adding 16 assists in her final year. As a junior she scored 17 goals, while her 15 goals as a freshman earned her a spot on the Kansas City Star's all-metro team as an honorable-mention selection.

Other Information
Gray played club soccer for the Kansas City Football Club (KCFC) and was a team captain for nine straight seasons (2003 to 2011). As part of the Olympic Development Program, she was part of the 2007 Region II championship team.

Gray was awarded the first Kevin Gray Award as the 2011 Female U.S. Youth Kansas City Player of the Year.

Personal Information
Caroline is the daughter of Kevin and Katy Gray and was born on Oct. 5, 1992. She has three sisters, Lindsay, Peepers and Gillen. Caroline is majoring in marketing at Nebraska. She was named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in 2015, and claimed academic All-Big Ten honors following the 2014 season. She is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll.

Gray's Career Statistics

Year

GP-GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2011 18-18 15 6 1 1 3
2012 20-19 41 21 2 6 10
2013 24-24 31 11 2 2 6
2014 19-19 36 16 3 3 9

Totals

81-80

123

54

8

12

28

Gray's Career Highs
Points -
3, (2x), last at Iowa (10/18/12)
Goals - 1, (8x), last vs. Iowa (10/31/14)

Assists - 2, vs. Indiana (9/23/12)

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