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#11 Chelsea Potts
Position: Defender
Height: 5'10"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Aurora, Ill.
High School: Waubonsie Valley HS
Born: 01/03/1988
Chelsea Potts Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/07/2010

2009 NSCAA/adidas Women's College Scholar All-America Third Team
2009 NSCAA/adidas Second-Team All-South Region
2009 First-Team All-SEC
2009 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 Soccer Buzz First-Team All-Central Region
2007 NSCAA/adidas Third-Team All-Central Region
2007 Second-Team All-SEC
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana
2006 Soccer Buzz Second-Team Freshman All-American
2006 Soccer Buzz Third-Team All-Central Region
2006 Soccer Buzz Central Region All-Freshman Team
2006 TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie Third-Team
2006 Second-Team All-SEC
2006 SEC All-Freshman Team
2006 LSWA First-Team All-Louisiana

CAREER
The most decorated defender to ever wear the purple and gold ... A three-time All-SEC selection and three-time all-region performer ... Earned first-team all-conference honors during her senior season in 2009 ... Also earned second-team all-conference honors in 2006 and 2007 ... A standout in the classroom who earned Academic All-America honors during her senior season ... Was named to the NSCAA/adidas Women's College Scholar All-America Third-Team in 2009 ... A member of the most successful senior class in the history of the LSU soccer program ... Helped guide the Tigers to three SEC Western Division championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances in 2007, 2008 and 2009 ... Member of a senior class that recorded a class record of 50 wins during its tenure from 2006-09 ... Made 88 career appearances with 86 career starts at center back for the Tigers ... Finished her LSU career ranked in a tie for the No. 2 spot in team history with 88 career appearances ... Her 86 career starts also ranked No. 3 in program history at the time of her departure ... Wrapped up her collegiate career with one goal and two points ... Attempted 22 total shots with 10 shots on goal in four seasons ... Was a four-time letterwinner for the Tigers.

SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Arguably the top center back in the Southeastern Conference during her senior season ... Earned All-SEC honors for the third time in her career ... Was selected as a First-Team All-SEC performer by the league's 12 head coaches for the first time in her collegiate career ... Was a second-team all-conference selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Also named an NSCAA/adidas Second-Team All-South Region and Louisiana Sports Writers Association First-Team All-Louisiana performer following the 2009 season ... A leader of one of the top defensive units in the SEC ... Started all 24 matches for the Tigers during her senior season ... Anchored a defensive back line that limited opponents to just 18 goals scored for a 0.71 goals against average on the year ... LSU ranked No. 3 in GAA and No. 4 in goals allowed in the SEC in 2009 ... LSU's 0.71 goals against average is also a team record for a single season ... An imposing target on corner kicks and free kicks throughout the season ... Attempted five shots with two shots on goal on the year ... Matched her career high with two shots against Southern Miss ... Helped lead the Tigers to their third-straight SEC Western Division title and third-straight NCAA Tournament appearance ... Also helped guide LSU to a No. 2 finish in the final SEC standings with a 15-4-5 overall record and a school record 8-2-1 mark in league play ... Was also honored for her outstanding performance in the classroom in 2009 ... Became the third LSU Tiger in program history to be named an Academic All-American as she was a member of the NSCAA/adidas Women's College Scholar All-America Third Team ... Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Played in all 20 games for the Tigers in 2008 while making 19 starts as both a central defender and defensive midfielder ... A key contributor in the Tigers run to its second-straight SEC Western Division championship and second-straight at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament ... A member of the top defensive unit in the SEC ... Helped the Tigers post a league-best 0.82 goals against average, while also limiting opponents to a league-low 0.85 goals per game ... Attempted a total of five shots on the season ... Earned her third varsity letter at LSU.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
A dominant center back that continued to show why she is one of the nation's best with her performance in 2007 ... Played an important role in LSU winning its first ever SEC Western Division championship and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Earned second-team All-SEC honors for the second straight season ... Was also named a first-team All-Central Region selection by Soccer Buzz Magazine and a third-team All-Central Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America ... Named a first-team All-Louisiana performer by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Cracked the starting lineup in 23 of 24 matches during the season and has started 43 of 44 matches in her LSU career ... Led the Tigers' defensive effort that finished the season with the second-lowest goals against average in program history at 1.04 ... Also helped the LSU defense record a school record 10 shutouts in 2007 ... Led LSU to victory over Auburn in the first round of the SEC Tournament by converting the fourth and final penalty kick attempt in the extra frame after the squads battled to a 2-2 draw in regulation ... The Tigers advanced to the semifinal round by a 4-2 margin in penalty kicks ... Attempted a total of four shots with one shot on goal on the season ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for her outstanding performance in the classroom ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Established herself as one of the top young center backs in the country as she anchored a young back line by starting all 20 matches for the Tigers in her rookie season ... One of just five Tigers to start every match and one of three freshmen to start along the back line in 2006 ... Joined fellow freshman Michelle Makasini as the first Tigers to earn All-America honors as she was named a Soccer Buzz Second-Team Freshman All-American following the 2006 season ... Was one of two Tigers to earn second-team All-SEC recognition and was named a member of the SEC All-Freshman Team ... Cemented her place among the nation's top freshmen as a member of the Top Drawer Soccer All-Rookie Third-Team, the Soccer Buzz All-Central Region Third-Team and the Soccer Buzz Central Region All-Freshman Team ... Named first-team All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Scored the first goal of her LSU career in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the South Carolina Gamecocks on Oct. 20 ... Attempted eight shots from her defender position, including seven shots on goal, and finished the season with a SOG percentage of .875 ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Competed internationally as a member of the U-17 U.S. adidas ODP All-Star Team in 2005 ... Named a Soccer Buzz Top 100 Recruit for 2006 ... Named a National Player to Watch in 2006 by Student Sports ... Member of the Region II Olympic Development Program Team from 2001-2005 ... Five-time member of the Illinois State ODP Team ... Led Eclipse Select 88 Black to the United States Youth Soccer Association National Championship in 2004 and 2005 ... Club team won the Illinois Club State Championship six times and the Regional Championship four times ... Played for head coach Julie Bergstrom at Waubonsie Valley High School as a freshman and sophomore ... Named Upstate Eight first-team all-conference as a freshman and first-team Class 2A all-state as a sophomore.

PERSONAL
Full name is Chelsea Renee Potts ... Born on Jan. 3, 1988 ... Stepfather's name is Marc and mother's name is Stephanie Dodson ... Father is Gary Potts ... Has a younger sister, Brittany ... Also has two younger brothers, Nicholas and Alec ... Majored in accounting.

 

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