FAYETTEVILLE – Allie Chandler, who recently helped the Arkansas soccer team set a school record for Southeastern Conference wins and earn a spot in the SEC Tournament for the first time in 12 years, has been named to the conference’s Community Service Team, the league has announced.
The SEC sponsors Community Service Teams for all 21 league sponsored sports. The Community Service Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
Off the field, Chandler who is from Mesquite, Texas, has been very active in the Northwest Arkansas community. Projects include working as a volunteer with the Fayetteville Animal Shelter, The Good Samaritan Soup Kitchen and the Seven Hills Homeless Shelter; visiting residents of the Butterfield Retirement Village, mentoring children at the local Boys and Girls Club of America, assisting with a soccer clinic and the running club at Butterfield Elementary School and Special Olympics Day at Fayetteville High School, participating in the Lift Up America – Feed the Hungry project, reading to elementary students as part of the Book Hogs Read to Win program and helping area elementary students maintain a healthier lifestyle through the Sweat Hawgs Salute to Excellence initiative.In the classroom, the senior has maintained a 3.677 cumulative grade point average in communication disorders, and has been named to multiple SEC and UA academic honor rolls.
A second-team All-SEC selection as both a junior and a senior, she led the team this season with 40 shots and 13 shots on goal. She was second on the team with four goals and 10 points, tied for second with two assists, had a .325 shots on goal percentage and led the club with two game-winners.
Chandler helped Arkansas finish 9-10-1 overall and 6-6-1 in the SEC, setting a school record for conference wins. The Razorbacks earned a spot in the SEC Tournament for the first time since 2000. The nine wins are the most since the 2008 team finished 11-8-0. She helped Arkansas record the first two wins in program history over ranked teams – No. 18 Kentucky, 3-2, and at No. 16 Missouri, 2-1. Arkansas also won at Tennessee, 1-0, which was No. 18 in the NCAA RPI ratings. The Razorbacks beat UT for the first time since 1996, beat defending SEC Tournament champion Auburn, 1-0, for the first time since 2000 and recorded the program’s first win over Texas, 1-0.
Chandler finished her career with six game-winners, including Tennessee and Alabama this year, to tie for fifth on Arkansas’ all-time list. She scored 16 goals for her career and had 95 shots on goal.