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Carissa Sanders
Carissa  Sanders
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Denton, TX

High School:
Ryan HS

Height:
5-9

Position:
Defense


2016
• Named to the All-Conference USA Third Team
• Was one of three players on the team to start all 21 games
• Was first on the team in minutes played
• Moved to the central back position after playing on the outside her freshman year
• Part of a defensive unit that held C-USA opponents to 5 shots on goal or less in 7 of 10 games
• Part of a defensive unit that held C-USA opponents to 1 goal or less in 8 of 10 games
• Was part of a defense that posted seven shutouts

2015
• Started 20 of the 24 games
• Posted the most starts out of all the freshman
• Part of a defense that recorded a school team-record 16 shutouts
• Recorded her first assist against Charlotte

High School
• A two-sport athlete in high school, Sanders was named honorable mention all-district in soccer and offensive player of the year as a junior
• Was also named all-district in soccer as a freshman
• Was named first-team all-district and second-team all-area in basketball as a junior, averaging 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds
• Received the Denton ISD Varsity Scholar-Athlete in basketball and soccer for the 2012-13 school year
• Plays for the FC Dallas Soccer Club
• Her younger brother is the starting quarterback for the Denton Ryan football team

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