Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Huntsville, Ala.
High School: Virgil I. Grissom
Experience: 2 Years


 Honors & Awards:

  • Dean's List – 2018 Spring Semester
  • Dean's List – 2017 Fall Semester
  • Dean's List – 2017 Spring Semester
    Athletic Director's Honor Roll – 2016 Spring Semester

2017: Played in 14 matches with seven starts to accumulate over 800 minutes on the field … Fired three shots with one on target … Helped lead the defense to allow just four goals in a six-game stretch, including three shutouts.

2016: Played and started in all 17 matches this season for over 1,600 minutes on the field … Fired one shot in the 1-0 victory over Alabama A&M … Ranked second on the team for assists with two, including the assist on Alexis Thomas's game-winner over Coastal Carolina … Helped lead the team to nine shutouts, the second most in program history for a season.

2015: Played in 20 matches this season, including nine starts, for over 500 minutes on the field ... Had four shots and one shot on goal for a .250 shot on goal percentage ... Assisted on Lauren Harriman's game-winning goal against Alabama State (8/21).

2014: Appeared in 17 matches, including nine starts, as a true freshman for the Panthers … Played more than 877 minutes … Finished the season with one goal and one assist for three points which was tied for fifth on the team … Scored her first career goal in GSU's 5-2 win over Arkansas State (10/5) … Assisted on the Panthers' goal against Appalachian State (10/24) … Attempted eight total shots with five on target … Took a season-high two shots against Belmont (9/7), Arkansas State and Georgia Southern (10/12) … Fired shots on goal versus Kennesaw State (8/25), Belmont, Arkansas State and Georgia Southern.

Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Virgil I. Grissom High School in Huntsville, Ala. … Played forward, outside midfielder and outside back … Two-time all-state selection and member of the Alabama state all-star team in 2013 … Three-time Huntsville Times Elite first-team honoree … Named top-10 player to watch in the South … Chosen as team captain for the 2014 season … Led team in goals and assists in 2013 after leading team in assists in 2012 … Member of the Alabama ODP team for five years … Part of the USYS Olympic Development Program Region-III team for the past three years and won two USYS Alabama DI state championships in 2011 and 2012 … One of 11 players elected to the 2013 USYS Thanksgiving Interregional All-Star team from hundreds of participants … Played 10 years of club soccer for Huntsville FC under coach Henry Mpagi before switching to BUSA '96 and also playing for Alabama FC of the WPSL (Women's Premier Soccer League) for the past two years … Off the field, member of the National Honor Society, Junior Civitan International and the United Way Youth Leadership Council. 

Personal: Rebecca Christine Copeland was born June 13, 1996 in Dayton, Ohio … She is the daughter of Christy and Bob Copeland … Has one older brother, Bobby, and one younger brother, Cody … Bobby played soccer for the US Coast Guard Academy from 2010 to 2013 and graduated in 2014 … When she is not player soccer she enjoys reading, running, whitewater rafting and hiking … Also mentors youth soccer players and volunteers with TopSoccer program in North Alabama … Plans to major in exercise science.

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