25 Briana Gaines
Briana Gaines

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Ramon, Calif.

High School:
Dougherty Valley

Height:
5-7

Position:
Forward


Briana Gaines, 2013


2013 (Jr.): Appeared in 16 games, making one start against Houston on Oct. 18... Recorded four points with one goal and two assists... Scored in the season-opener against ULM (Aug. 23)... Recorded assists against Colorado State (Aug. 30) and at Memphis (Oct. 10)... Totaled 444 minutes of action, including a season-high 51 vs. Cincinnati on Oct. 6... Took 17 shots with six on goal.

2012 (So.): Played in 11 games... Scored a goal on her first shot of the season against Colorado College (9/30)... Totaled 124 minutes of action, including 49 minutes during the C-USA Tournament.

2011 (Fr.): Played in 19 games, including four starts, while playing 558 minutes...Scored a pair of goals in a 2-1 come-from-behind win at UTEP (10/23)...Scored first career goal at No. 6 Memphis (10/7)...Recorded assists against UTSA (8/26) and Prairie View A&M (9/18)...Made first career start against Rice (9/30)...Made first appearance as a sub at Arkansas (8/19).

Prior to SMU: Played club soccer for Mustangs Rampage Division I...Helped team to 2009, 2010 and 2011 ECNL National Championship...Team also made USYSA Far West Regional Finals 2006-09...Cal-North State Cup Champions 2005-2010...Golden State Soccer League Gold Champions 2005-2008...Took third place in 2008 Manchester United Nike Cup...2006 and 2007 Mustang Stampede Champions...Also won the 2007 Lake Oswego Cup, the 2007 Sereno Pro Classic, 2006 Blue Cup and the 2006 Placer Prestige Cup...Three-year letterwinner...Named to theContra Costa Times Top 100 Athletes of 2010-11 list...2010-11 DFAL leading scorer...Named league Offensive MVP as a senior...Earned the Dougherty Valley HS Female Athletic Award...Also lettered in basketball.

Personal: Chose SMU for the academics and athletics; Dallas is also her birthplace and she still has family in the Dallas area...Enjoys reading, creative writing and hanging out with friends...Lists Michael Jordan as her favorite athlete...Parents are Pierce and Betreda Gaines...Has one sister.

Goals:
10/7/2011 at #6 Memphis (39')
10/23/2011 at UTEP (56', 88')
10/21/2011 at Tulsa (12')
9/30/12 vs. Colorado College (40')
8/23/2013 vs. ULM (81')