AFCAA is proud to announce our newest member, Caroline Fleming. Fleming spent four years dominating the pitch at Grosse Ile High School. She lettered in soccer all four years, was a member of four Huron League and District title teams, was named first team all-league, all area and all-district all for four years was named all-region from 2014-2016 in addition to her All-State honorable mention in 2015 and 2016.
Fleming went on to Adrian College to continue her soccer career where she has excelled on and off the field. Her freshman year she was fifth on the team in scoring with six points and she finished her sophomore season with 10 goals and 9 assists, including 3 game-winning goals and tied the school record for assists in a game with 3 during one game. Currently a junior, Fleming is coming off her best season as a student-athlete for the Bulldogs. She led the women’s team in assists (9) and points (31). She was also tied for the team lead in goals with 11. The end of the 2018 season came with her favorite moment of her soccer career thus far, adding, “Winning the MIAA tournament championship with my Adrian College Soccer team for the first time in school history this past fall.” Their win over Hope College in the conference title game saw the Bulldogs first NCAA tournament in program history. Fleming was named First Team-All District for the second time in her three-year career.
During her career at Adrian College, Fleming was named Female Student-Athlete of the Year at the Adrian College Exhibits Excellence in Sports, an award program similar to ESPN’s Espy awards. Nominated by her coaches, the award was well-deserved. When asked about receiving the award Fleming said, “That was an awesome experience and it felt really rewarding to be recognized by my school and fellow athletes for the work I have put in. I would say it helped me grow my confidence even more on the field which has stepped up my game since then.”
When looking at the 2019 summer, she turned to AFCAA. “I love Ann Arbor and the club has established itself on the Men's side and I would love to help bring that to the Women's side. I can't wait to help establish the women's side of the program and experience the atmosphere of the AFC games!”
Looking forward to her season with the AFCAA, she says, “I am a pretty creative and quick player and I think it will help my career with the Mighty Oak to generate some opportunities offensively.”
About AFC Ann Arbor
Founded in 2014, Association Football Club Ann Arbor launched it’s men’s semi-pro team in 2015 and has competed in the NPSL since 2016. Led by Head Coach & Sporting Director, Eric Rudland, the team has found great success winning back to back Great Lakes Championships (‘17 & ‘18) and earning US Open Cup bids three straight years (2017-2019). In October 2018, the club announced the launch of the women’s side, who will be skippered by Andy “Pritch” Pritchard in their inaugural season of the United Women’s Soccer national league. Owned and operated by a group of local soccer fans and entrepreneurs, AFC Ann Arbor has become a fixture in the greater Ann Arbor community.