#15  -  Sabbath McKiernan-Allen Defender Return to: TEAM PAGE | TEAM ROSTER

Nationality: United States


*2009 SoCon All-Freshman Team

In her first six games last season, she was always the best defender on the field . . . she is fast, has great agility, can win battles in the air defensively and also scores goals on set pieces and corners . . . has excellent distribution skills and can hit long services into the attack . . . is the team comedian and has a very positive outlook on life.

2010 (sophomore): Scored the game-winning goal during the 17th minute of play in the Bulldogs’ 1-0 exhibition victory against Belmont (Aug. 12) . . . started the first eight matches of the season before suffering a season-ending injury in practice prior to Samford’s Southern Conference opener against Elon (Sept. 24) . . . logged 711 minutes of playing time before her injury and barely missed out on being able to receive a medical redshirt season . . . prior to her injury, she played in 711 of the team’s 740 total minutes of game action . . . she logged 61 minutes of playing time in the Bulldogs’ season opener at Alabama, but then didn’t leave the field in her remaining seven matches . . . scored a goal on her lone shot attempt of the season in a 2-0 victory against Tennessee Tech (Sept. 12) . . . despite her season-ending injury, she played a key role in Samford’s defense being ranked No. 19 in the nation in shutout percentage (0.55) . . . earned her second varsity letter.

2009 (freshman): Named to the prestigious Southern Conference All-Freshman Team . . . played a major role in the Bulldogs’ defense that finished the season ranked first in the nation in both goals-against average (0.31) and save percentage (0.92) . . . earned playing time in 17 of the team’s 18 matches as a true freshman and started in four contests . . . logged 765 minutes of game action and rattled off a shot attempt against nonconference opponent Francis Marion on Aug. 30 . . . registered a career-high 103 minutes of playing time in the Bulldogs’ key 1-1 draw against SoCon foe Western Carolina on Oct. 2 . . . earned her first varsity letter.

High School: A three-year starter at Bishop Chatard High School . . . earned All-Indianapolis honors in 2007 and 2008 . . . named to the first team of the Indianapolis Star’s annual women’s soccer listing . . . named varsity captain at BCHS in 2007 . . . also named one of the Top 60 Juniors To Watch . . . a member of the Honor Roll . . . named the Most Valuable Player of the soccer team . . . was an integral part of her high school’s Indiana State championship basketball squad.