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#14 Rachel Cohen Season 2024

Lafayette, La.
High School
St. Thomas More HS

(updated 10/14/03)

  • 2002 All-American (Jewish Sports Review)
  • 2001 All-Louisiana Honorable Mention
  • 2001 All-American (Jewish Sports Review)
  • 2000 All-Louisiana Honorable Mention
  • 2000 LSU Team Freshman of the Year

Played in 19 of LSU’s 20 games, getting the starting nod in 16 of those contests … Named an All-American by the Jewish Sports Review for the second consecutive season … Ranks second on LSU’s all-time career assists list, with 18 … Total is just one shy of school record holder Ashley Mitnick … Has recorded the third most career points in school history (42) … Finished the season with the second most assists on the team (7) … Notched nine points over the course of the year … Recorded her lone goal of the season in the Tigers’ 3-0 blanking of McNeese State on Sept. 20 … Had two assists in a game three different times during the year, accomplishing the feat against Troy State, Alabama A&M and Loyola (N.O.) … Earned her third varsity letter.

Earned All-Louisiana Honorable Mention honors for the second-consecutive season … Finished the season second on the team in both goals (4) and assists (5), and third in points (13) … Became the first LSU soccer player to earn the distinction of being named to the Jewish Sports Review All-America team … Turned in an outstanding performance against Auburn-Montgomery on Sept. 23, as she scored the game-winning goal and notched three assists in the 4-1 victory … Became the third LSU soccer player to account for three assists in a single game … Recorded goals against Nicholls State (Sept. 21), South Carolina (Oct. 14) and Arkansas (Nov. 2) … Earned her second varsity letter.

Was an All-Lousiana Honorable Mention selection … Named the LSU Freshman of the Year after making an immediate impact in the Tigers’ lineup, starting in 12 games and playing in 17 … Finished third on the team with 20 points, scoring seven goals and adding six assists … Scored three game-winning goals … Netted her first collegiate goal against Texas Tech on Sept. 9 and also had an assist in the game … Notched her first game-winning goal against Alabama A&M on Sept. 15 … Scored the game-winning goal against Alabama on Oct. 13, helping the Tigers to their first victory over the Tide in the 2-1 match … Scored the lone goal in LSU’s 1-0 decision over Vanderbilt on Oct. 22 … Netted goals against Stetson University (Sept. 7), Embry Riddle (Sept. 9) and Louisiana-Lafayette (Sept. 26) … Tallied assists versus Louisiana-Monroe (Aug. 27), Alabama A&M (Sept. 15) and Tulane (Oct. 25) … Earned her first varsity letter.

Led St. Thomas More High School to Louisiana state titles in both 1999 and 2000 … Named the team captain of her high school team and won three-straight district championships between 1998-2000 … Earned first-team all-district honors each of her last three seasons … Named a second-team all-district selection as a freshman … Named the District MVP in both 1998 and 1999 … Named the District Offensive Most Valuable Player in 2000 … A first-team all-state selection in both 1999 and 2000 … Honored as the state’s Most Valuable Player in 1999 and 2000 … Named the Gatorade state Player of the Year in 2000 … In her senior season, played in 19 games, recording 32 goals and 42 assists … Posted 113 goals and 172 assists in her career … Served as the team captain for the Cajun Spice … Member of the Red Star Soccer Club which won the state championship titles in 1998 and 1999 … Team captain in 1999 … Came to LSU with five years of Olympic Development Program experience.

Full name is Rachel Anne Cohen … Parents are Brad and Gayle Cohen … Has two sisters, Laura and Dawn, and one brother, Kevin … Majoring in computer engineering … Born March 4, 1982.


2000 17/12 52 7 6 20 3
2001 18/16 39 4 5 13 1
2002 19/16 21 1 7 9 0
Totals 54/44 112 12 18 42 4

From “Meet the Tigers…”

1. What is your favorite movie?
Harry Potter
2. What is your favorite book? Harry Potter
3. What is your favorite TV show? CSI
4. What is your favorite meal? Rice and Gravy
5. What kind of music do you prefer to listen to? Any kind
6. Who is your favorite actor and actress? Julia Roberts
7. What is your favorite musical group or artist? Don’t have one
8. What are your hobbies? Cooking
9. What is your favorite place to go on vacation? New York
10. Who is your favorite WUSA player? Danielle Fotopoulos
11. Who is your favorite non-soccer professional athlete? Michael Jordan
12. Do you own a pet, and if so, what is it (include names)? Yes, a fish
13. If you could meet any person, living or dead, who would it be? Great-Grandfather

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