Molly

Thomas

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Forward
Height: 5'5"
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard North
Club: Elkhorn Inferno
Club Coach: Tom McNeal
Experience: High School

Bio

Awards & Honors

  • U.S. Under-23 Women's National Team
  • U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team
  • Second-Team All-Big 12 (2009)
  • Big 12 All-Newcomer Team (2008)
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 30, 2008)

2011 (Senior)
Molly Thomas started 13 games for the Huskers in 2011, brining her career total to 72 starts at Nebraska. She tied for the team high in assists with six on the season, including a four game stretch where she produced five assists.

Thomas produced her first point of the year with an assist in a 6-0 shutout over Arkansas on Sept. 2 at the Nebraska Soccer Field.

Her four-game assist streak started at Wake Forest on Sept .11. She added another assist against Northwestern in the Huskers' first ever Big Ten Conference game on Sept. 18.

Thomas tied a single-game career high with two assists at Purdue on Sept. 23 in a 3-0 win over the Boilermakers in West Lafayette. She continued the streak two days later at Indiana with one assist in a 2-1 loss to the Hoosiers on their home field.

Thomas produced a season-high five shots, including two on goal, against Michigan State on Sept. 30, but was unable to score.

2010 (Junior)
Thomas started all 21 games for the Huskers in 2010 and ranked third on the team in points with 11, as she scored four goals and notched three assits.

She scored both of Nebraska's goals during a four-minute span in a 2-0 win over Loyola Chicago at the Nebraska Soccer Field on Aug. 27 to produce the fourth multi-goal game of her career. She netted Nebraska's second goal against Loyola Maryland two days later in a 2-0 victory.

Thomas produced her fourth goal of the year in the fifth minute against Indiana in Bloomington to help the Huskers win their first road game of the year, 3-1. She contributed her first assist of the season on Sept. 6 at home against IUPUI in a 4-0 win when she assisted Jordan Jackson on her second goal of the game. Thomas and Jackson hooked up again on the road at Texas Tech to give Nebraska a 3-1 lead over the Red Raiders.

Thomas notched her third assist of the season during Nebraska's Big 12 Tournament-opening game against Missouri. With NU already up 1-0, Thomas connected with Morgan Marlborough midway through the first half to help the Huskers cruise to a 4-1 win.

2009 (Sophomore)
Thomas established herself as one of the best players in the league and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors in 2009. The sophomore was a mainstay in the NU lineup and started all 20 games, scoring eight goals and adding seven assists to rank second on the team in both categories and sixth in the Big 12 with 1.10 points per game. Her offensive output of 23 points more than doubled her 2008 total (11) and helped direct Nebraska to one of the best scoring attacks in the nation.

Thomas had three multiple-goal games, beginning with the season-opening win at Northern Colorado when she scored twice. She also had five matches of three or more points, including a career-high six points (2 goals, 2 assists) in NU's 9-0 victory over South Dakota. After assists against Baylor and Oklahoma and a goal at Kansas, Thomas came up with her biggest clutch performance in the regular-season finale. Trailing Iowa State 1-0, she scored the game-tying goal in the 72nd minute and contributed the game-winning assist on Lauren Isenhower's header in overtime to guide Nebraska to a thrilling 2-1 Senior Day victory.

2008 (Freshman)
Nebraska’s only freshman in 2008, Thomas finished the season ranked second on the team with 11 points on five goals and one assist. Thomas notched a point in her first career game with an assist against Northwestern and went on to make 18 starts during the season.

Thomas earned goals against Florida, UAB, Stephen F. Austin, Oklahoma State and had the highlight of her season when she posted the double-overtime game-winning goal against No. 25 Kansas on Sept. 26. The score earned her Big 12 Newcomer-of-the-Week honors on Sept. 30. Thomas finished the regular season third on the team in shots (44) and shots on goal (21) to earn Big 12 All-Newcomer team honors.

High School
Thomas led Millard North High School to three consecutive top-three finishes in the state, including two state titles in her illustrious career with Coach John Walsh and the Mustangs. Thomas notched 35 goals and eight assists while helping Millard North win the 2008 state championship with an 18-1 record. She scored six of her team's 11 goals in the state tournament, including both goals in a 2-1 win in the championship game.

Thomas claimed 26 goals and five assists as a junior, helping the Mustangs finish third in the state. She helped power Millard North to the state title as a sophomore, when she scored 20 goals and added eight assists. Millard North was 52-7 with Thomas as a starter from 2006 to 2008.

Thomas' achievements on the field earned her a plethora of honors, including being named Nebraska's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008. Thomas is the second two-time Gatorade winner to join the Huskers, following former Husker Lindsay Poehling in earning the distinction. Thomas was a three-time first-team all-state selection for both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald, including being named the Super-State honorary captain in 2007 and 2008.

Other Information
Under Coach Tom McNeal, Thomas was highly active with her club team, the Elkhorn Inferno, and led the squad to a state title in 2006 and a Midwest League championship in 2007.

Personal Information
Molly is the daughter of Bob and Mary Jo Thomas and has one brother, JT. Molly was born May 18, 1990, in Omaha. A child, youth and family studies major at Nebraska, Molly earned her bachelor's degree in December of 2012. She claimed a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012.

Worth Noting
Thomas has been involved with the U.S. National Team during her time at Nebraska. In addition to camp with the Under-23 squad in 2010, she was also invited to train with the U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team during the summer of 2009.

Thomas' Career Statistics

Year

GP/GS

Shots

SOG

Goals

Assists

Points

2008 20-18 44  21  11
2009 20-20 63 22 8 7 23
2010 21-21 52 15 4 3 11
2011 18-13 23 14 0 6 6

Totals

79-72

182

72

17

17

51


Thomas' Career Highs
Points -
6 vs. South Dakota (9/18/09)
Goals - 2, four times, last vs. Loyola Chicago (8/27/10)
Assists - 2, two times, laster at Purdue (9/23/2011)
 
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