2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
JUNIOR SEASON (2016)
Appeared in all 19 matches with five starts for the Tigers in her debut season in Baton Rouge ... A key member of LSU's midfield rotation throughout the season ... Scored her first goal as an LSU Tiger in a 3-0 home win over Ole Miss on Sept. 16 to help lead the team to its first conference win of the season ... Netted the third goal of the match in the 77th minute of the second half ... Started LSU's season opener against No. 17-ranked Virginia Tech at the Charleston Classic on Aug. 19 ... Also earned starts against Indiana in non-conference play and Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama in SEC play ... Attempted 14 shots with six shots on goal on the season ... Honored for her academic performance as a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll following the season ... Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered two seasons at the University of Oregon prior to her arrival in Baton Rouge … Made 21 appearances over two seasons for the Ducks while playing as a forward and midfielder … Started two matches during her sophomore season in 2015 against Seattle University and Washington State while making 13 appearances … Also cracked Oregon’s playing rotation in seven Pac-12 Conference matches during the 2015 season … Helped lead the Ducks to a pair of marquee wins over Washington and Loyola Marymount during her freshman season in 2014 … Played a season-high 31 minutes against Portland State during her freshman season … Was a three-year letterwinner on the soccer field at Sandy Union High School … Earned First-Team All-Northwest Champions League honors during the 2011 and 2012 seasons … Also lettered as a member of the track and field team at Sandy Union High School, qualifying for the state championship meet in the 800 meters and 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relays … Played club soccer with the Oregon Rush from 2010-13 … Led Oregon Rush to back-to-back club state championships in her time with the team … Member of the Crossfire Under-18s team at the Elite Clubs National League tournament in 2013 and 2014 … Played with the Oregon Olympic Development Program Team from 2007-12 … Led her state ODP team to the Region IV age group championship in 2010 and was named to the All-Region IV Team three times in her tenure … Invitee to the U.S. Soccer Training Center for camps in 2010 and 2011.
Full name is Zoe Alexandria Higgins … Born on Jan. 14, 1996 … Father is Bryan Higgins … Mother is Tonja Stradley and stepfather is Dan Stradley … Has two sisters, Samantha and Iris … Was a Pac-12 Academic Honorable Mention performer during her two seasons at the University of Oregon … Majoring in business.