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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

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Duo Named to Preseason Best XI Teams

By Shannon McNamara | August 14, 2017

West Virginia University women’s soccer seniors Michaela Abam and Carla Portillo have been named to TopDrawerSoccer.com’s Women’s DI Preseason Best XI Teams.

Six Tabbed Preseason All-Big 12

By Shannon McNamara | August 09, 2017

A conference-record six players from the top-ranked West Virginia University women’s soccer team were named to the Preseason All-Big 12 Soccer Team today.