Tennessee Olympians: Rhian Wilkinson, Women’s Soccer

RhianWilkinsonRhian Wilkinson is one of the most decorated players in the history of Canada’s Women’s National Team, making 177 total appearances and 147 starts while scoring seven goals and registering 23 assists. Wilkinson was named to the All-Time Canada XI women’s soccer team in 2012 and was only the third woman in the history of Canada’s WNT to make her 150th appearance, doing so on March 10, 2014. She made her debut with the national team as a 20-year old on April 26, 2003 against the United States and has competed in numerous major international tournaments for Canada’s full national team, including four FIFA Women’s World Cups (2003, 2007, 2011, 2015), two Olympics (2008, 2012) and three Pan-American Games (2003, 2007, 2011). Wilkinson has helped lead Canada to a handful of medals at major competitions, among them a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, a gold medal at the XVI Pan-American Games in 2011, a silver at the XIV Pan-American Games in 2003 and a bronze at the XV Pan-American Games in 2007.

Wilkinson left Tennessee as one of the most decorated players in program history. She currently ranks first all-time at UT with 32 assists, second in points with 88 and tied for third in goals with 28. Wilkinson was a three-time NSCAA All-Central Region and All-SEC selection (2000, 2002, 2003) as well as a Soccer Buzz Freshman All-American in 2000. Read more about Wilkinson on her bio page on the Canadian National Team website and her website.

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