FORT MYERS, Fla. – Sophomore Tabby Tindell scored her single-season record tying 15th goal of the season just eight seconds into the Eagles’ 2-1 win over Lipscomb on Sunday afternoon which is the fastest goal scored to start a game in FGCU history, tied for the fastest in A-Sun history and tied for sixth fastest in NCAA history. She also added a pair of assists over the weekend en route to being named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week for the third time this season.
The TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week recognizes the top performances of players nationwide. Individuals from national powers, Rutgers, DePaul, Clemson, Florida, UCLA, Florida State, Washington, Pepperdine and Virginia are all represented on the list alongside Tindell. Check out the full Team of the Week here.
Shannen Wacker (Parker, Colo./Ponderosa HS) took the opening kick against Lipscomb and carried it straight down the center of the field before serving the ball through to Tindell (Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic HS) just as she crossed into the box. Tindell took one touch and slid the ball past the diving goalkeeper for the score. The goal was Tindell’s 30th of her career making the Ocala native the first player in program history to reach that mark while also making her the second player in program history to reach the 70-point plateau.
Tindell has been named the A-Sun Player of the Week three times this season and for an A-Sun record six times in her career en route to breaking the FGCU career goals record in just her 29th career game three weeks ago.
With 30 goals and ten assists (70 points) in her career Tindell now ranks second on the all-time points list behind only Wacker (74 points) after becoming the fourth individual to reach the 50-point plateau with two goals opposite Wofford and the third to reach 60 points with a pair of goals opposite UNF. She is also now the FGCU all-time leader with 11 game-winning goals.
Tindell leads the A-Sun with 15 goals and has a comfortable lead with 36 points. The next closest individuals are Wacker and Speckmaier with 20 and 17, respectively. The first non-FGCU player on the A-Sun points list is Macy Hamblin of Northern Kentucky (16 pts).
There has been no sophomore slump for Tindell who put together one of, if not the greatest individual seasons in program history in just her first year suiting up for the Green and Blue. She established single-season program records in points (34), goals (15), goals per game (0.75), shots (71), shots per game (3.55), shots on goal (44) and shots on goal per game (2.20) and is well on her way to challenging those marks again.