Nora El-Shami - 2013
2012 SoCon All-Freshman Team
2012 SoCon Championship All-Tournament Team
CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (10-30-2012)
FRESHMAN (2012) - One of five Eagles and three freshmen to start all 23 games…Named to the SoCon All-Freshman and All-Tournament teams…Scored the winning goal with 1:12 in regulation against top-seeded UNCG in the SoCon Tournament quarterfinals (10/28)…Was named to the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for her performance against UNCG (10/30)…Converted her penalty-kick attempt in a 5-4 shootout victory against Furman in the SoCon Tournament final (11/4)…Led the team in overall scoring with 13 points and game winning goals with three…Tied for first on the team in goals scored with five…Tied for second on the team in assists with three…Led the team in shots taken (53) and shots on target (25)…Took a season-high seven shots against Georgia State (9/9)…Played full games on 10 occasions, including four double overtime games.
HIGH SCHOOL - Four year letterwinner at Milton High School for Head Coach Philip Broome...Led the Eagles to the 2012 State Championship with 14 goals...Named rookie of the year in 2009.
PERSONAL - Born Nora Mohamed El-Shami in Marietta, Ga. on November 19, 1994...Daughter of Mohamed El-Shami and Souhad Gamil...Has four siblings, Zeinab, Ahmed, Maysoon and Muhmoud...Cousin Zane El-Shami played soccer at Georgia Southern...Cousin Sara El-Shami played soccer at Furman...Uncle Fahmi El-Shami played professional soccer for Ohio Dynamo and San Francisco...Hobbies include participating in outdoor activities and hanging with family and friends...Favorite food is her mother’s cooking...Favorite movies are The Blind Side, Remember the Titans and Transformers...Favorite athletes are Lionel Messi, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant and Iniesta...Most treasured possession is her phone because “I use it for everything”...Her father has had the biggest influence on her life because, “he taught me that life is short and you have to live it to your full potential”...Majoring in exercise science.