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Michaela Abam

#5 Michaela Abam

F | Sr. | 5-7 | Houston, Texas | Harmony Science Academy

• Ranks No. 8 all-time with 32 career goals and needs 21 scores to match program record
• Ranks No. 9 all-time with 77 career points and needs 48 points to match program record 

2016-17 Junior

• NSCAA All-America Second Team
• NSCAA All-Central Region First Team
• Co-Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
• All-Big 12 First Team
• Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• Started all 27 matches and logged 1,791 minutes
• Paced team in scoring for third straight season with 12 goals
• Finished with a team-best and career single-season high 33 points (12 G, 9 A); assists ranked No. 2 on team and also were a career single-season best
• Assist total is seventh-best single-season output for a Mountaineer, while point total ranks No. 8 and goal total ranks No. 10  
• Goal, assist and point totals rank No. 3 all-time for Mountaineer juniors
• Finished season ranked No. 1 in Big 12 Conference in points and goals, and No. 2 in assists
• Five game-winning goals also tied for No. 1 in Big 12
• Also ranked No. 24 nationally in points, No. 25 in game-winning goals, No. 32 in goals and No. 34 in assists 
• Notched game-tying goal in season opening 1-1 (2OT) draw at No. 2-ranked Penn State (Aug. 19); finished with a season-high four shots on-goal
• Assisted on Hannah Abraham’s game-winning goal in 2-1 win against No. 19 Ohio State (Sept. 4)
• Tallied game-winning goal and insurance score in 3-1 win at No. 6 Duke (Sept. 9)
• Game-winning goal in 2-0 victory over Baylor (Sept. 30) came just 3:11 into match, the team’s third-fastest goal of the season; feat ranks No. 17 in program history
• Tallied three points (1 G, 1 A) and a game-high seven shots in 2-0 win vs. No. 23 Oklahoma (Oct. 2)
• Broke scoreless play in the 52nd minute with game-winning goal in 3-0 victory at TCU (Oct. 21); victory clinched team’s fifth straight Big 12 Conference regular-season title
• Assisted on game-winner and insurance scores in 3-0 win vs. Texas Tech in Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal (Nov. 2)
• Netted team’s first goal, assisted on game-tying score and registered a season-high eight shots in 3-2 (OT) comeback win vs. TCU in Big 12 Championship Final (Nov. 6)
• Following 103:12 minutes of scoreless play, connected on a long, lofting shot to deliver 1-0 (2OT) victory over Ohio State in NCAA Tournament Second Round (Nov. 18)
• Assisted on Sh’Nia Gordon’s score in 1-1 (2OT) draw against No. 14 UCLA in NCAA Tournament Third Round (Nov. 20)
• Earned the assist on Alli Magaletta’s goal in 1-0 win vs. No. 5 Duke in NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals (Nov. 26)
• Broke scoreless play with unassisted goal in 74th minute in 1-0 win over No. 6 North Carolina in NCAA College Cup Semifinal (Dec. 2)
• Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 13, Oct. 4)
• TDS.com Team of the Week (Sept. 13, Nov. 22)
• TDS.com Midseason No. 35
• Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team
• TDS.com Preseason No. 39

2015-16 Sophomore

• All-Big 12 First Team
• Started all 23 matches
• Tied Kailey Utley with a team-best 12 goals, her first career double-digit goal season
• Finished second on team with 28 points (12 G, 4 A); assists were first of career
• Point goals rank fourth all-time for a Mountaineer sophomore
• Ranked No. 2 in the Big 12 in goals and No. 3 in points
• Scored two or more goals in a game twice, including a WVU record four in an 8-0 win over Villanova (Sept. 6)
• Eight points against Villanova also a WVU single-game record
• Two goals, including game winner, in 4-0 victory vs. Longwood (Sept. 13)
• Broke a 1-1 draw in the 82nd minute with game-winning goal in 2-1 victory over TCU (Oct. 2)
• Netted first career assist in 2-1 win over Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Championship Quarterfinal (Nov. 4)
• Finished with a career-high two assists in 5-2 win vs. Loyola Marymount in NCAA Tournament Third Round (Nov. 22); also tallied first goal of the game for four points
• Tallied a career-high 10 shots twice, bringing career total to four matches 
• Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8)
• TDS.com Team of the Week (Sept. 8)
• No. 57, TDS.com Midseason Top 100
• Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team
• No. 64, TDS.com Preseason Top 100 

2014-15 Freshman

• NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team
• Big 12 Newcomer of the Year
• Soccer America Women’s All-Freshman Second Team
• TopDrawerSoccer.com Best XI Freshman First Team
• CollegeSports Madness Freshman of the Year
• All-Big 12 Newcomer Team
• Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• Saw time in all 22 matches and started six
• Paced team in goals (8), points (16) and game winners (4)
• Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 in goals and No. 6 in points
• Season goal total is second-best all-time showing for a Mountaineer freshman; point total ranks No. 4
• Produced two two-goal performances (vs. Villanova, Sept. 21; vs. Baylor, Oct. 31)
• Scored first career goal and game winner in team’s 4-1 win over Duquesne (Sept. 14)
• Tallied a career-high 10 shots twice; mark was team’s top single-game performance
• Two-time Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 23, Nov. 3)
• Ranked No. 4 on TopDrawerSoccer.com Mid-Season Freshman Top 100 

High School

• Girls IMG Academy Top 150 (No. 18)
• No. 3-ranked player in the Texas region and No. 6-ranked defender nationally
• Played club for Texas Rush under coach Andy Squire
• U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team member
• U.S. Youth National Team Program (U-14, U-15, U-17)
• Attended multiple Youth National Team camps
• Attended Harmony Science Academy Houston High 

Personal

• Daughter of David and Natalie Abam
• One of four children
• Birthday is June 12
• Majoring in athletic coaching education
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
• Dean’s List  
• Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 
SeasonClassGPStartShotsSOGGoalsAssistsYellowPKPKAtt
Totals 72562911003213311
2014Fr226682280100
2015So232310935124100
2016Jr272711443129111

Three Named NSCAA All-America

By Shannon McNamara | December 02, 2016

For the first time in program history, three West Virginia University women’s soccer student-athlete have garnered All-America accolades from the NSCAA.

Trio Takes Top Big 12 Honors

By Shannon McNamara | October 31, 2016

For the fourth straight year, the West Virginia University women’s soccer program earned more than half of the Big 12 Conference yearly honors, as coach Nikki Izzo-Brown was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year, senior Kadeisha Buchanan was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and junior Michaela Abam was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.

Meet the Mountaineers: Rylee and Michaela

By Shannon McNamara | October 07, 2016

LAWRENCE, KANSAS – The No. 2-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team boasts a roster of talented, skilled and interesting student-athletes. This week’s Meet the Mountaineers features two players making a difference on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball – junior forward Michaela Abam, the reigning Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week, and freshman goalkeeper Rylee Foster.