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Sophie Dawe - Women's Soccer - Kansas Jayhawks

Sophie Dawe

Position Goalkeeper
Height 5-11
Class Freshman
Hometown Memphis, Tenn.
High School Houston HS



  • D1 Southern Regional Champions in 2021 and 2022
  • National Championship semi-finalist in 2021
  • 2017-2022 D1 Tennessee State Champions


  • Played four years of soccer at Houston High School in Germantown, Tennessee
  • D1 AAA Regional Champions four straight years (2019-2022)
  • D1 AAA District Champions three years (2019, 2020, 2022)
  • Posted a goals against average of 0.26 her senior season
  • Played in the high school All-American game and the THSSCA/TACA Senior All-Star Game in 2022
  • 2022 USYS National League 17U Best XI goalkeeper
  • 2021 Goalkeeper of the Year
  • All-Metro team
  • Commercial Appeal Top 20 Players to Watch


  • Daughter of Jon and Kapka Dawe
  • Has four sisters, Hannah, Gabbie, Jacqueline and Jordan, and two brothers, Grant and Joseph
  • Her sister, Gabbie, is also currently a goalkeeper at KU
  • Her great-great grandfather is Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball and the first men’s basketball coach at Kansas
  • Committed to Kansas in March 2022
  • Picked Kansas over Samford, Arkansas State and Northwestern
  • Chose Kansas because, “Ultimately my goal is to play professionally before pursuing my career in the medical field and I believe that KU’s highly experienced coaching staff, especially in goalkeeping, can help achieve these goals.”
  • Plans to go into the healthcare field after soccer
  • Majoring in biology