Emily Gray Season 2021

HometownSewell, N.J.
High SchoolWashington Township

Career Honors

  • 2020-21 United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Second Team
  • 2020 VaSID All-State First Team, midfielder
  • 2020 All-ACC Third Team
  • 2020 ACC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 27)
  • 2020 College Soccer News – Women's National Team of the Week (Oct. 26)
  • 2020 – Team of the Week (Oct. 27), honorable mention (Oct. 20)
  • 2019 United Soccer Coaches All-Atlantic Region Third Team, midfielder
  • 2018 All-ACC Freshman Team, midfielder
  • 2x VaSID All-State Second Team, midfielder (2018, 2019) 
  • 2019 & 2020 ACC All-Academic Team

Career Highlights: Became the first freshman at the school to start every match since 2013 (Murielle Tiernan) and continued her consecutive starts streak in 2019 which reached 32 straight before an injury sidelined her for the rest of the year… In 2018, was Tech’s first freshman to tally six assists since 2011 (Kelsey Loupee, 7) and was the first freshman to lead the team in assists since 2007 (Marika Gray, 6) … Julian Johnson (2006) set the rookie record with 12 assists and holds the overall school record (31) … Was the 13th Hokie to be named ACC All-Freshman, but the first since 2014 ... In 2019, scored 4:57 into a match against the College of Charleston (9/13), the fastest goal scored by a Tech player since Tiernan (2:27, versus Georgetown, 11/21/14) … Registered her first career brace against Miami (9/21), her third straight match with a game winner, to become the first Hokie with back-to-back-to-back game winners since Tiernan, who had four straight from Sept. 24-Oct. 8, 2015 … Tiernan was also the last player to score in three straight matches, and actually scored in five straight from Sept. 19 through Oct. 8, 2015.

2020-21: One of three Hokies to start in each of Tech's 17 games ... Led the team in points (26), goals (nine) and assists (eight) ... Named to the All-ACC Third Team following the fall portion of the 2020-21 schedule ... It was her third postseason honor from the league as she was honored on the 2018 All-ACC Freshman Team and the 2019 ACC All-Academic Team ... Recognized on the United Soccer Coaches Association All-Atlantic Region Second Team ... Broke the single-game school record for assists in a match when she dished out four in an 8-2 victory over Miami ... Tallied the fifth-most assists in a single season ... Enters 2021 fall season with 16 career assists, which rank seventh in program history ... Named ACC Offensive Player of the Week once during the season ... All-ACC Academic Team honoree.

2019: Started all 10 games played during the year before an injury ended her season and logged a total of 694 minutes … Was second on the team in goals (4), tied for third in assists (2), tied for second in points (10) and led the team with three game-winning goals, while finishing in a tie for 112th in the NCAA, despite playing just half the season … Was named the Battle at the Beach tournament MVP hosted by UNCW (9/13-15) after scoring the lone goals in 1-0 wins over the College of Charleston (9/13) and the host Seahawks (9/15) … Scored both of the Hokies’ goals in a 2-0 win in their ACC opener against Miami (9/21) … Her two assists were against Liberty (8/22) and Yale (9/21) … Took 17 total shots, nine were on goal … Was one of eight Hokies to tally a game winner during the year, the most since the 2013 season.

2018: One of five Hokies to start all 22 matches during the season and, overall, played 1,693 minutes … Made collegiate debut in season opener versus San Diego (8/17) … Attempted a team-high 45 shots and tied for team-lead with 17 on net … Scored two goals, added a team-high six assists for 10 points (second most) … Also led the team with 43 corner kicks, of which five resulted in goals … Registered first collegiate point with an assist on first goal versus High Point (8/26) … Registered assists on game-winning goals off corners at Villanova (9/7), versus No. 6 Virginia (9/27), at Louisville (10/25), which put the Hokies into the ACC tournament, and versus Arkansas (11/16) in overtime to advance Tech into the NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship’s Round of 16 … Also had an assist on a free kick versus Notre Dame (10/18) … Scored first collegiate goal, an insurance tally, at Miami (9/23) and also scored against Clemson (10/21) ... Finished the season tied for 133rd in the nation in total assists.

National Team: Has been invited to a total of six United States Women's National Team training camps, marking her second with the U-20 squad in March 2019 at the Women's U-19 La Manga Tournament in La Manga, Spain, starting a match against France ... Attended her first U-20 WNT camp in December of 2018, starting two games in the Women’s Nike International Friendlies versus France and China PR ... Invited to a U-18 camp in Chula Vista, California in May 2018 ... In March 2018, played with the U-18 in the La Manga Tournament in Spain, seeing action in matches against England and Norway ... Was also with the team for an April 2018 trip to Bern, Switzerland, playing two matches against the Swiss U-19 squad ... Played with the U-19 WNT at the CFA International Women’s Youth Football Tournament in Dunyun, China in September 2017, making a start in the team's 5-0 win over Iran as the US won all three games there ...

Club: Has played on the Penn Fusion Soccer Academy Club team under Craig Scangarella for four seasons earning an NSCAA/United Soccer Coaches All East-Region honor.

High School: For the Minutemaids, played for William Alvaro as a midfielder and earned three letters, scoring 34 goals and adding 43 assists, and was a two-time first team all-conference ... As a junior, was named South Jersey Midfielder of the Year, an all-state player and an All East Region All-American.

Personal: Emily Rose Gray … Born October 5, 2000 in Sewell, New Jersey … Daughter of Doug and Laurie Gray ... Has a younger brother, Carson … Majoring in sports media and analytics.