Anna Porch
Anna Porch
Height: 5'11"
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Arden Hills, Minn.
High School: Mounds View
Events: Sprints
Major: Biology (Psychology minor)

Honors (all from soccer):

  • USA South All-West Division first team (2016)
  • USA South All-Conference honorable mention (2015)
  • USA South All-Academic (2015-16)
  • USA South All-Conference second team (2014)
  • NSCAA Divison III Player of the Week (Sept. 9, 2014)
  • USA South Player of the Week (Sept. 8, 2014)
  • USA South All-Academic (2014-15)
  • USA South All-Academic (2013-14)

2016-17 (Senior): Named to the USA South All-West Division first team... Appeared and started in all 18 matches... Led the team in shots and shots on goal, with 32 and 13 respectively... Scored three goals, with the game-winners in a 2-0 win over Agnes Scott (Oct. 1) and a 3-0 win over Wesleyan (Oct. 14)... Led the USA South in assists with nine on the season, the most in program history since 2008... Had an assist in three consecutive matches, and later in five consecutive matches... Ran in both indoor and outdoor track seasons... Set program record in the outdoor 400 at 1:03.62 at the Atlantic Independent Championships (April 20)... Was a member of the 4x400 relay team that claimed first at the Atlantic Independent Championships with a program-record time of 4:23.40... Career-best 200 meter time was 28.69 at the Atlantic Independent Championships (April 20)... In the indoor season, set program mark at 1:04.64 in the 400 at the Tiger Indoor Invitational (Feb. 11)

2015 (Junior): Started in all 16 matches... USA South All-Conference honorable mention choice, marking the second straight year she has been named to an All-Conference team... Tied for the team-lead with four goals on the year... Scored twice in a 3-0 victory over William Peace (Oct. 24)... Had the game-winner in overtime in a 2-1 win at Oglethorpe (Sept. 8)... Also scored in a victory over Mary Baldwin (Sept. 18)... Had two assists on the year... Named to USA South All-Academic team for third straight year

2014 (Sophomore): Started all 20 matches and enjoyed a breakout season... Led the team and was sixth in the conference with 12 goals, two of which were game-winners... Selectoed to All-USA South second team... Recorded two hat tricks on the season, against Marymount (Sept. 6) and against Mary Baldwin (Sept. 26)... Also had a game with two goals (Sept. 5 against Emory & Henry)... Was named USA South and NSCAA Division III player of the week on Sept. 8 after scoring five goals to go along with one assist in wins over Emory & Henry and Marymount... Earned USA South All-Academic honors for a second straight year

2013 (Freshman): Played in 19 contests, starting all of them... Notched two goals and an assist while taking 32 shots (third most on the team)... Scored the golden goal, her first collegiate score, in Covenant's 2-1 overtime win at Ferrum (Sept. 21)... Recorded second score in a 6-0 victory over Mary Baldwin (Sept. 27)... Her one assist came in a 5-0 win at William Peace (Oct. 26)... Earned USA South All-Academic honors

High School: Attended Mounds View High School… Was named All-Conference and All-Conference honorable mention during her career… Named the team’s Rookie of the Year, Coach’s Award recipient… Team captain… Member of National Honor Society… Played with Women’s U18 Premiere Fire for three years

Personal: Parents are Dan Laurie Porch… Has three brothers, Benjamin, Seth, and Mitch, and one sister, Lyndi… Favorite Bible verse is Romans 12:1-4… Majoring in Biology with a minor in Psychology… Aspires to become a personal trainer, strength and conditioning coach, and doctor of physical therapy… Has been an inner city youth mentor with Say Yes and volunteered at her church with worship and tutoring… Inner city soccer coach during one summer

Porch's Personal Records:

Outdoor Track:
200m: 28.69 (Atlantic Independent Championships, April 20, 2017)
400m: 1:03.62 (Atlantic Independent Championships, April 20, 2017)
4x400: 4:23.40 - Cone, Wilt, Hennigh (Atlantic Independent Championships, April 20, 2017)
DMR: 14:13.50 - Settle, Fitch, Hummel (Emory Invitational, March 17-18, 2017) 

Indoor Track:
400m: 1:04.64 (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 11, 2017)
DMR: 14:00.98 - Fitch, Hummel, Smith (Tiger Indoor Invitational, Feb. 11, 2017)