#17 Tiana Caffey Season 2024
FIFTH YEAR SENIOR (2021)
Played in 19 of 20 matches for LSU … earned eight starts … played a mix of defender and midfield throughout the season … logged 715 minutes … played best match of season in LSU’s 4-2 victory over No. 4 Arkansas as she logged 78 minutes and disrupted Arkansas’ attack on numerous occasions … tallied an assist in the 81st minute of LSU’s 5-0 win over ULL on Sept. 9.
SENIOR SEASON (2020-21)
Suffered preseason injury and did not play in the fall … returned to action on March 5 and played 35 minutes against Southern … logged season high of 59 minutes against Baylor on March 18 … played in a total of five matches on the year and tallied 167 minutes of playing time.
JUNIOR SEASON (2019)
Played in and started 16 matches for the Tigers … scored a goal against Samford in the 10th minute of the match following an LSU corner kick … it was the second goal of her career … played the full 90 minutes against Auburn … manned the midfield position for the Tigers all season long … took a total of three shots on the season, including two against Samford … played a part in LSU’s shutout wins over Navy (Aug. 25) and McNeese State (Aug. 30).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2018)
Appeared in all 24 matches and made nine starts in the midfield … scored her first career goal in LSU’s road match at Cincinnati … took eight shots on the season, two of which were on goal … played a major role in LSU allowing the fifth-lowest goals against average (0.98) in school history … logged 1,312 minutes on the pitch … played a season high 95 minutes in the SEC championship match against Arkansas … took a season high of two shots against Missouri.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2017)
An anchor of LSU’s midfield unit while starting 17 matches as a defensive midfielder during the 2017 season … Showed her passing range from a deep-lying position while tying for third on the team with three assists on the season … Assisted Nicole Howard’s opener just six minutes from kickoff in a 1-1 draw at Alabama during the Southeastern Conference season … Credited with an assist in each of her first two starts of the season in LSU’s 5-0 season-opening win over Mississippi Valley State on Aug. 18 and 3-0 away win at Colgate on Aug. 20 … Helped lead the Tigers’ defensive unit that finished the 2017 season with a 1.12 goals against average while conceding 21 goals in 18 matches on the campaign … Dropped LSU’s GAA from 1.51 the year before while conceding eight fewer goals between the 2016 and 2017 seasons … Logged two shots with one shot on target on the season … Missed just one match against Austin Peay in her debut season at LSU due to a concussion … Earned her first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
A standout central midfielder from Jensen Beach High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida … Former U.S. Women’s National Team pool player at youth level … Competed as part of the U.S. Under-17 Women’s National Team World Cup camp in North Carolina in the summer of 2016 ahead of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup … Played club soccer for Lakeland FC and Space Coast United during her prep career … Crowned a Disney Qualifier Champion with her club team during the 2016 season … Also played in such prestigious club tournaments as the Disney Showcase, Capital Area Soccer League (CASL) Tournament in North Carolina, Elite Club National League (ECNL) Nationals, Jefferson Cup and State Cup tournaments as a youth … Honored as the Jensen Beach High School Rookie of the Year in her first year playing for her high school in 2014 … Coached in youth soccer by the likes of her father, Tim Caffey, as well as Scott Armstrong, Brian Lundy, Jane Alukonis, Rico Rosado, Jen Potorff, Chris Potorff, Janet Blankenship and Chloe Stokes … Also an accomplished softball player during her high school career … Crowned a USSA national champion while playing travel softball in 2015 … Helped lead her softball team to the Florida ISA State Championship and Senior League State Championship in 2013 … Jensen Beach High School’s nominee for the Wendy’s High School Heisman in 2016.
Full name is Tiana Lillian Marie Caffey … Born on Feb. 12, 1999 … Parents are Timothy and Tina Caffey … Has one older brother, Timmy … Father played football and mother played basketball at West Alabama University … Brother played football at Florida A&M and Becker College … Cousin is Jason Caffey, a former eight-year NBA veteran and member of the 1996 World Champion Chicago Bulls … majoring in kinesiology at LSU.